The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has agreed to acquire up to 21.4% of shares in the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) Group from its founding investor J.C. Flowers & Co.
Donny Hay says a simple section 36 letter could reassure trustees over their fiduciary manager selection.
Trafalgar House has created a dedicated transition team to help more schemes safely transfer services and deliver an improved service.
Franklin Templeton Investments has named Jennifer Ockwell as its head of UK institutional.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we wanted to know whether defined benefit (DB) schemes with recovery plans over 10 years should have to explain, and if the regulator should create a pool of 'super trustees' that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems...
A growing number of schemes are moving towards integrating responsible investment policies into investment processes. Charlotte Moore looks at how funds are approaching this
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its first official guidance on how it expects companies seeking company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) to set out their proposals.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether the regulator should create a pool of 'super trustees' that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems when they arise.
Difference of 2.4%
DWP paper expected soon
First State Investments' Chris Gower has been named director for global consultants and pension funds in a newly created role at Fulcrum Asset Management.
Redington has promoted David Bennett to its executive board, with Patrick O'Sullivan set to replace him as head of investment consulting.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we wanted to know whether geopolitical risk will increase or decrease over the next six months, and how Guy Opperman has performed as pensions and financial inclusion minister over his first year in the post.
First woman in its 100-year history
Joanna Matthews will succeed Sarah Smart who leaves TPT Retirement Solutions (TPT) trustee board after eight years in the post.
Some 58% of UK charities have closed their defined benefit (DB) schemes to future accrual, Hymans Robertson research reveals.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know how you would rate Guy Opperman's performance as pensions and financial inclusion minister after his first year in the post, and whether you believe geopolitical risk will increase or decrease over the next...
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investments as its environmental, social and governance (ESG) insight partner.
Workers in the UK expect more than a third of their retirement income to come from workplace pensions, second only to the Netherlands at 37%, according to research by Aegon.
A parliamentary inquiry has found "worrying disparity" between The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) and Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) pension scheme guidance when it comes to considering environmental risk as a financial factor.
This week's top stories include MPs questioning the regulator's leadership in a letter to the watchdog's chairman, and FTSE 100 schemes post accounting surplus for first time in decade.
While the majority of UK's largest pension funds have taken action on climate change, parliament says some are still failing to manage their schemes responsibly
The regulator has come under significant criticism in the wake of the Carillion affair. Sir Steve Webb asks if the flak it is getting is fair?
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has named Claire Curtin as head of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
Just Group has launched a business in a bid to transform the way trustees, members and financial advisers implement and participate in scheme transfer exercises.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has named Stephen Wilcox as chief risk officer, replacing Hans den Boer who leaves the lifeboat fund after just over three years in the role.
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has appointed its first female chair, Jenny Condron. Victoria Ticha speaks to her about the key pension issues that must be addressed and how to bridge the industry's gender gap
Sacker has appointed Emily Whitelock, Shannon Diggory and Tony Hewitt as associates to help meet ongoing demand.
The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have signed an information-sharing agreement to enhance their combined knowledge and understanding of developing issues.
In this week's Pensions Buzz we asked if, following the announcement that Smart Pension and Legal and General are developing the first default retirement pathway combining annuities and drawdown, other providers should follow suit.
All 6,000 UK schemes had a surplus of £361bn by the end of last month when calculated under a best estimate return on their assets, according to First Actuarial.
The pensions watchdog has appointed enforcement officers to seize assets from employers who fail to pay fines relating to their schemes. Victoria Ticha asks if this is the right approach
The Marks and Spencer (M&S) Pension Scheme has insured around 15% of its pensioner liabilities through two bulk annuity insurance policies with Aviva and Phoenix Group.
Have your say: Will TPR's resource boost be adequate to take more forceful action against flagging schemes?
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know if you think whether the regulator significantly boosting its staff for more visible and forceful action against flagging schemes will be enough, and whether it is focusing too much on the protection of DB...
Samuel Smith Old Brewery and its chairman Humphrey Smith have pleaded guilty to neglecting or refusing to provide financial information and documents to The Pensions Regulator for an investigation.
Smart Pension and Legal & General (L&G) have partnered to create a workplace pension retirement income product that will combine drawdown and annuities.
David Weeks says pension schemes need to give attention to risks that flow from longevity trends.
The bill creating a new single financial guidance body and introducing provisions for a ban on pension cold-calling has received Royal Assent today.
Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) has agreed to reinsure around $1.2bn (£900m) of Pension Insurance Corporation's (PIC) longevity risk.
Independent Transition Management (ITM) has completed a private equity-backed management buyout for an undisclosed sum.
Asset Management Exchange (AMX) has added tax transparent global equity vehicles to its range of investment funds to cut scheme costs and increase transparency across the industry.
Jamie Clark has stepped down as business development manager at Royal London in Edinburgh, after almost 20 years at the firm.
Legal & General Mastertrust has appointed David Butcher to its board of trustees.
Majority of respondents agree with the PLSA that regulation is too micro-managerial
Hymans Robertson has appointed four new partners across different areas within the firm, including financial services and defined benefit.
Some 43% of defined benefit (DB) schemes are closed to future accrual, while just 4% are still open to new active members, according to analysis by Barnett Waddingham.
The Pensions Regulator and Sainsbury's have confirmed they are in talks over the impact of the Asda tie-up on the supermarket's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
Smart Pension has appointed Eamon Mulholland as executive consultant to help with the firm's expansion.