The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has also had a major impact on defined contribution schemes. In this article, XPS Pensions Group recommends trustees take four urgent steps to protect schemes and members.
The Pensions Regulator has published updated guidance for those it regulates and has also suspended all its regulatory initiatives.
Aon has compiled ten questions to help the trustees of DC plans check the resilience of their schemes.
Professional Pensions’ expert panel discusses key considerations for trustees tendering for a fiduciary manager.
BT Pension Scheme Management's chief executive Morten Nilsson speaks to Jonathan Stapleton about his scheme's focus on member experience.
Professional Pensions has assembled the latest advice and guidance on responding to the coronavirus pandemic from The Pensions Regulator, consultants and legal advisers. Read the updates here…
The government has confirmed it has increased the National Insurance (NI) threshold from £8,632 to £9,500 from April.
The government has launched a review into the UK funds regime in a bid to ensure the ongoing competitiveness and sustainability of the sector.
Trustees and their advisers could be “criminalised for doing the right thing” and left “fearful of acting” if Pension Schemes Bill wording is not amended, the Joint Industry Forum (JIF) says.
Professional Pensions is compiling a list of professional trustee firms and is looking for your help...
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched an alternative accreditation programme for professional trustees.
PTL managing director Richard Butcher has warned trustees could face jail under proposed pension schemes bill additions to the Pensions Act 2004.
Nominations for the third annual PP Women in Pensions Awards - which celebrate the achievements of women working in pensions or acting as a trustee - have now opened. Find out how to nominate here…
The trustees of the £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) have secured £1.6bn of members’ pension benefits through a buy-in transaction with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Rising life expectancy and falling fertility rates are leading to ageing populations. Jonathan Stapleton considers latest research assessing how this trend is impacting pension systems around the world.
The UK formally left the EU on 31st January. But, as Jonathan Stapleton says, the world goes on, especially in pensions.
Jonathan Stapleton explains why the growing scale of DC providers is likely to herald rapid innovation in the market.
A significant increase in so-called ‘mega-transactions’ accounted for around two-thirds of the record-breaking bulk-annuity transfer volumes for 2019, Hymans Robertson analysis reveals.
Nest has announced it has reached £10bn of assets under management (AuM) and has also appointed two external additions to its investment committee.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched a mentoring and development programme, which it will deliver in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Hermes Investment Management Saker Nusseibeh has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours list.
Mark Carney says the financial sector must take more urgent action on climate change.
Michael Buerk’s latest TV show – Britain’s Great Pension Crisis, the first episode of which was broadcast at the beginning of the month – revealed just how poor the average person’s understanding of pensions is.
The Conservative Party’s election success has delivered a rally for UK equity markets and sterling but uncertainty over a future trade deal with the EU remains.
MJ Hudson has listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, raising a total of £31.4m from investors.
Jonathan Stapleton explains his fascination with numbers...
This year’s election marks the seventh time I have been able to cast my vote at a general election but I can honestly say it is the one I am looking forward to least. I can hardly wait until it is all over.
Mobius Life has launched a specialist fund range in a bid to make alternative investment strategies available to more defined benefit (DB) schemes.
NHS England has confirmed it will take urgent action on to ensure NHS workers who exceed their annual allowance during this financial year will be able to take on additional work without being left out of pocket.
Individuals must work longer, save more or spend less in retirement to avoid a global pensions crisis, a report by a Group of Thirty (G30) working group says.
Here it is… The list of all the individuals, teams and organisations that have been nominated so far for the PP Rising Star Awards 2020.
The Brunel Pension Partnership has launched an emerging markets sub-fund following the appointment of Genesis Investment Management, Wellington Management and Investec Asset Management as investment managers.
ITV has reported the net deficit of its defined benefit pension scheme has fallen from £105m on 30 June to just £2m on 30 September.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a revised stewardship code – significantly raising its expectations on how money is invested.
The industry has had little success engaging members with pensions over the past 20 years. Jonathan Stapleton says two initiatives currently underway may change this in the future.
The Pensions Regulator’s relationship supervision regime was launched a year ago. Jonathan Stapleton hears from Dianne Morgan about how it is working in practice.
With the spectre of Brexit looming over parliament, Jonathan Stapleton has some scepticism that the pension schemes bill will be enacted any time soon.
Leeds Business School and City University of London are conducting research on institutional investor decision-making in association with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries – and they are looking for your help.
B&CE has launched a redundancy consultation with staff as part of a plan to reduce costs and become more efficient.
As the risk reduction market gets busier and busier, Jonathan Stapleton says preparations must become more comprehensive for schemes to gain a foothold.
Arthur J. Gallagher has bought Anthony Hodges Consulting (AHC) in a bid to become a major global employee communications company.
The government must take action to build on the successes of auto-enrolment (AE) and ensure coverage and contribution rates are increased, the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) says.
Across the industry, two key discussions are dominating the landscape: ESG and DC investment. Getting the approach to both of these right is vital, says Jonathan Stapleton.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has launched a monitoring scheme in a bid to improve the effectiveness of actuarial regulation and promote ongoing improvement across the profession.
With NEST announcing plans to invest 5% of assets in private credit, Jonathan Stapleton queries whether other schemes should be following in its footsteps
PPI Future Book: Consolidation, contribution hikes and investment strategy key to boosting DC pension pots
The consolidation of smaller, higher-charging schemes, increased contribution rates and a move away from investment lifestyling towards DGFs and real assets could significantly boost the size of DC pots, latest analysis by the Pensions Policy Institute...
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents were split over which political party would be best for pensions.