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Kristian is Senior Correspondent at Professional Pensions covering pensions-related news, commentary and analysis for finance, HR and benefits professionals.
This includes risk reduction, risk management, defined benefit, defined contribution, auto-enrolment, law, legislation and regulation.
Kristian over four years experience as an NCTJ-accredited journalst. He is also a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Over 2500 members of Halcrow Pension Scheme have agreed to transfer into a new scheme that lowers benefits but keeps them out of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
This week's biggest stories included Lloyds' trade union taking legal action over GMP equalisation, a same sex partner benefits appeal case, and asset managers arguing hidden fees are the 'Loch Ness Monster of investments'.
Buy-in and buyout deals slowed down in the first six months to £2.7bn, which is just over half of business written in H1 last year, according to LCP.
Amec Foster Wheeler has merged its two main defined benefit (DB) schemes into a defined contribution (DC) arrangement after closing the biggest fund to future accrual.
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could have access to much-needed cash flow through a short-term equivalent of a buy-in service, according to PwC.
Defined benefit (DB) deficits at FTSE350 companies have swelled by £34bn since 2010 despite £15bn being paid into them annually.