Jonathan Stapleton says sponsors are likely to consider whether trustees can be challenged on their use of discretionary powers, following the British Airways ruling
XPS Pensions Group has announced its full year results for the year ended 31 March 2018.
Pension transfers increased to a record £10.6bn in the first quarter of this year, Office for National Statistics data reveals.
Aviva has announced a raft of changes to its independent governance committee (IGC) in a bid to make the body fully independent and also include member representation for the first time.
Ofsted-style ratings regime for trust-based schemes would provide transparency for members, says Jonathan Stapleton.
Jonathan Stapleton says it would be a crying shame if Lesley Titcomb's decision to leave TPR was due to vilification by MPs.
The Office for Tax Simplification has urged HM Revenue & Customs to review the usage of emergency tax codes for lump sum pension withdrawals.
Xafinity has rebranded to XPS Pensions Group following its acquisition of the actuarial consulting, pensions administration and investment consulting businesses of Punter Southall Group earlier this year.
The regulator's increase in headcount increases its focus on member protection. Jonathan Stapleton says this may have a negative impact on sponsoring employers.
Jonathan Stapleton comments on the cost of pensions consulting and asks if consolidation will drive this down.
JLT Employee Benefits has hired Michael Wray as its chief operating officer and director of strategic investment solutions in a bid to strengthen its investment consulting and fiduciary management offering.
Conduent has announced it is to sell its human resource consulting and actuarial business - the part of the firm formerly known as Buck Consultants - to private equity investor, H.I.G. Capital.
The prospect of public sector workers losing some of their pension because of mistakes made by the government is "disgraceful", the Liberal Democrat work and pensions spokesman says.
Group risk industry posts 8% rise in claims during 2017; Cancer and mental health main causes of claims
A total of over £1.6bn was paid out by the group risk industry during 2017, a £120.5m increase on 2016, latest data from Group Risk Development (GRiD) shows.
This year's Professional Pensions Administration Survey finds fewer schemes are seeing cost reductions. Jonathan Stapleton wonders whether common sense has been found in the TPA market.
The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has reignited the debate on the introduction of flat-rate pensions tax relief - saying a 30% flat rate would be progressive, cost-neutral and leave three-quarters of earners better off.
B&CE turned 75 in October last year. Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Patrick Heath-Lay about how the not-for-profit provider has evolved since it was founded in 1942.
The number of people covered by employer-sponsored group risk policies increased by 3.1% in 2017, Swiss Re's Group Watch 2018 reveals.
Outgoing president Hugh Nolan and incoming president Paul McGlone speak to Jonathan Stapleton about key industry challenges and the future of the SPP
Asset managers failing to 'fulfil purpose'; Industry needs focus on systemic risk and a 'do no harm' Hippocratic Oath for practitioners
The asset management industry is failing to fulfil its purpose because of an overreliance on modern portfolio theory, which has not evolved to meet current challenges, latest research claims.
The government is scaling back issuance of index-linked gilts as a result of concerns over the long-term inflation impact they have on public finances.
In the third and final part of a series on choosing asset managers. Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Richard Butcher and Roger Mattingly about beauty parades.
The industry has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) working paper on the information available to trustees on the fees and quality of investment consultants and fiduciary managers.
CMA: Competitive processes not providing trustees with 'necessary information' to judge value for money of ICs and FMs
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released a working paper detailing its analysis around the information available to trustees on the fees and quality of investment consultants and fiduciary managers.