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.
Trustees are becoming more alert to fraud risks but are still too complacent when it comes to prevention, RSM says.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is calling for nominations for the position of chair of its newly created policy board.
There is just one week left to register to enter the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2018.
Nearly a third (32%) of employers believe new technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, will play a part in benefits communications, latest research from Aon Employee Benefits reveals.
Salvus Master Trust has launched a new product in a bid to help firms remove the cost of administering the pots of deferred and legacy trust-based defined contribution (DC) members.
One of the curiosities of Carillion's failure was how shareholders in the firm seemingly failed to notice the firm's demise.
In the second of a three-part series on choosing asset managers, Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Richard Butcher and Roger Mattingly about how trustees shortlist managers.