Pension scheme members could be owed as much as £25,000 in back payments from GMP equalisation, according to research by XPS Pensions.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme members with weaker employers face a 50% chance of a cut in benefits due to sponsor insolvency, according to Hymans Robertson.
SEI has partnered with Moneyhub in a bid to enhance its master trust offering and help members improve their financial wellbeing.
Pension scammers are “slipping through the net” as hundreds of fraud cases each year do not get passed to the police to investigate, according to Quilter.
Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has urged the government to “look again” at the idea of ‘pot follows member’ to fix the burgeoning number of small pension pots getting lost.
Law firm Walker Morris has expanded its pensions team with the appointment of Liz Graham as partner.
Hymans Robertson has appointed Simon Mortimer as chief digital officer (CDO) - a new role created in a bid to enhance its digital impact.
PGIM Fixed Income has hired Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson as head of ESG research, a newly created role.
Hedge funds are emerging from disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic more resilient, adaptable, diverse, efficient, and productive, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).
The Furness Building Society Pensions and Assurance Scheme has successfully transferred to the Enplan Pension Platform, following a competitive tender process.
USS launches 2020 valuation consultation; Universities and staff face vast hike in annual pension costs
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has launched a consultation on its 2020 valuation and ‘technical provisions’ laying out options to reduce its expanding deficit.
Pension administration firm Trafalgar House has been appointed by the Siemens Benefits Scheme and the Siemens Healthineers Benefits Scheme.
The government has confirmed the minimum pension age will rise from 55 to 57 by 2028 to coincide with the rise in the state pension age to 67.
Employee benefits service WorkLife has partnered with Smart Pension to add workplace pensions to its digital platform.
Former Pension Protection Fund (PPF) chairwoman Lady Barbara Judge has died aged 73 of pancreatic cancer.
XPS Pensions has warned that mature schemes could see deficits double without a transition period under The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) proposed ‘fast track’ funding rules.
The average size of a transfer from a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme in the last quarter reached £556,000, according to research by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published guidance for trustees on the new requirements to publicly disclose their investment and responsible investment activity.
The majority (85%) of asset managers believe economic recovery is at least two years away, according to a poll conducted by XPS Pensions.
A majority of industry professionals polled opposed the idea of attending face-to-face events in October, Professional Pensions finds.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a call for evidence on a proposal for a solution designed to support savers navigating pension freedoms as they move towards retirement.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) revealed it has seen a sharp rise in its funding deficit over the last year due to the impact of Covid-19.
XPS Pensions has launched a service for trustees of defined benefit schemes allowing them to retain full control of investment decision making while delegating implementation.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated its tax guidance for GMP equalisation, detailing how pension schemes can resume paying lump sum benefits to members without adverse tax consequences.
The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has revealed that stronger nudges from providers results in more Pension Wise appointments and greater take-up of guidance.
The number of FTSE 250 companies moving to a master trust is set to increase over the next two years, according to research by Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
The GMP Equalisation Working Group (GMPEWG) has published guidance on the key data aspects involved in equalising for the sex based inequalities of GMPs.
The Diversity Project has launched a compendium to enable the investment and savings industry to accelerate its diversity and inclusion agenda.
Foresight Group has announced plans to acquire the £700m Pension Infrastructure Platform (PIP) from a consortium of pension funds and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
Outcomes have improved for scheme members choosing to transfer, according to research by XPS Pensions.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is set to increase its engagement with pension scheme administrators in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government’s furlough scheme has hit pension contributions by 25%, higher than the 20% wage cut the scheme offers, according to research by Now Pensions.
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has welcomed the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group (PCRIG) and the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) guidance on climate risk.
Scottish Widows has unveiled an updated stewardship policy detailing how it will undertake stewardship and engagement activity in support of its responsible investment framework.
UK defined benefit (DB) schemes lose up to £250m a year due to less tax-efficient funds, according to research by the Asset Management Exchange (AMX) and Northern Trust.
RPMI Railpen and Wrenbridge have secured planning consent for a major London warehouse development.
More than a third of savers have taken some form of action relating to their pension during the national lockdown, according to research by Aviva.
XPS Pensions has revealed that the gap between pension obligations reported in companies’ accounts and the long-term funding strategies that drive cash demands is continuing to grow.
Communications platform Knowa is offering trustee boards and professional trustees free access to its online collaborative tools amid the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the rising number of staff working remotely.
Taxpayers could be forced to fund the £8bn Railway Pension Scheme deficit following the renationalisation of the railway system.
Any weakening of the sponsor covenant arising from the Covid-19 crisis is likely to have the most challenging impact for pension schemes, according to March's Pensions Buzz respondents.
Royal London’s independent governance committee (IGC) report revealed investment performance for all workplace pension customers in 2019 was above its target.
Pension professionals show us their new 'work colleagues' as their turn their homes into offices.
DLA Piper has set out a list of key issues for occupational pension scheme trustees and sponsors to consider in light on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched a cybercrime and fraud working group to equip members will relevant guidance to best avoid pension scams.
Lane Clark & Peacock partner Steve Webb has called on the treasury to relax rules which could act as a barrier to people aiming to rebuild their pension pots when the Covid-19 crisis is over.
The Star Initiative has entered the implementation phase allowing members to agree an approach to deliver Star reporting and provide an opportunity to discuss change requests and challenges.