Professional Pensions is delighted to welcome back pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman to open day two of Professional Pensions Live in 2020.
There have now been a total of over 50 buy-in and buyout deals of over £500m announced since 2007. The full list is as follows...
Here they are. The finalist lists for the second annual Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards...
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the January 2020 estimates on the various measures…
There have been a total of 15 ministers responsible for pensions since 1997. Here is the list in full.
Professional Pensions is pleased to announce the launch of Professional Pensions Live – the new name for Pensions and Benefits UK.
The latest line-up for the inaugural Women in Investment Festival has been announced, with just nine days left to qualify for the early-bird discount.
Our panel discusses how DC investment will develop following AE implementation and the completion of master trust authorisation
In an exclusive Professional Pensions webinar, Aviva Investors chief investment officer of real assets Mark Versey talks about the benefits and challenges of real assets and some of the key issues for trustees and other investors to consider when making...
There are now just four days left to submit your entries for the UK Pensions Awards 2020…
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the December 2019 estimates on the various measures…
Professional Pensions is hosting the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) to exclusively launch the latest edition of the Purple Book through a live webinar.
Professional Pensions is set to change the frequency of its magazine from weekly to monthly in response to a change in its audience’s content needs.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the November 2019 estimates on the various measures…
All of the major political parties have now unveiled their policies on pensions ahead of the general election. Professional Pensions looks at what they have promised.
This week’s top stories included KPMG selling its UK pensions practice to private equity-backed firm NewCo.
This week’s top stories included the selection of BlackRock as fiduciary manager for the £4bn legacy Electricity Supply Pension Scheme.
Professional Pensions is holding its ESG Focus on 3 December.
The Pensions Regulator’s head of master trust authorisation Kim Brown has left the watchdog to join Legal & General Investment Management and run the L&G Mastertrust and its IGC.
Registration for the UK Pensions Awards 2020 is now open…
This week’s top stories included Aon telling the industry there was no excuse for stalling implementation of GMP equalisation, despite further guidance being needed on tax.
LCP’s Ella Purkiss was the winner of the PMI's second student essay competition. In her paper, she sets out her ideas as to what the industry can learn from other sectors when designing and delivering the pensions dashboard.
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.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the October 2019 estimates on the various measures…
With the law not adequately protecting savers from scams, the pensions industry must be more direct with members about the risks of transfers, says Margaret Snowdon.
Without proper support from pension professionals, savers are left vulnerable to attacks on all sides, says Henry Tapper.
Here they are…the winners of the annual Professional Pensions Investment Awards for 2019.
This week’s top stories included British Airways agreeing an accelerated recovery plan for its New Airways Pension Scheme, and the general election causing a delay to the pension schemes bill.
Waiting for the mid-2020s to allow AE members to save from the first pound means they will miss out on big boosts to retirement pots, says Nigel Stanley.
Consolidation is ongoing in the pensions advisory world, with no signs of abating. Jonathan Stapleton asks whether now will be seen as the high point for pensions consulting.
A pensions commission would provide an opportunity to get past short-termist thinking in a political world dominated and saturated by Brexit, says Rory Murphy.
Yesterday (28 October), Professional Pensions reported that the Lothian Pension Fund had discontinued a tender process for admin and payroll software.
There are only a few days left to register for this year’s PP Investment Conference, which will be held on Tuesday 5 November at London’s America Square Conference Centre.
The volume of regulation and the cost of regulators has risen sharply over the past decade. Robin Ellison asks if it is time for a rethink.
Failure to include auto-enrolment reforms in the Queen’s Speech and the pension schemes bill will make big problems even bigger, says Jack Jones.
This week’s top stories included KPMG confirming it was in talks to sell its pensions advisory business to Exponent Private Equity.
While private credit mandates may not be straightforward to set up, they are a reliable source of income with lower default risk, says Mark Fawcett.
Mega-deals have dominated the buy-in and buyout market this year, limiting insurer appetite for smaller transactions. John Breedon looks at how small schemes can get ahead for next year.
Schemes must “act now” to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs), pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman says.
This week’s top stories include the outcome of the Queen’s Speech, and HM Revenue and Customs calculation that pensions tax relief will cost the government £40bn this year.
With a raft of changes mapped out for the industry, pensions minister Guy Opperman says reforms will place customers at their core.
The industry constantly talks about the need to engage members. Gregg McClymont says a more important priority is how to ensure all schemes are governed well.
This week's edition of Professional Pensions is out now.
The retirement living standards must be widely adopted by schemes to help millions of savers truly understand how to achieve the retirement lifestyle they desire, says Nigel Peaple.
With schemes facing more administration tasks than ever, it is important the industry attracts new talent to help with potential capacity problems, says Kim Gubler.
Flexible apportionment arrangements have become a commonly used tool for employers but, as Andy Lewis says, there can be issues for the unwary.
Regulatory efforts to drive up the standards of trustees must not forget the unique skills and understanding of members that MNTs can provide, says David Weeks