Stephanie Baxter says the IC Select performance standard is an important step towards greater transparency, but wonders if it goes far enough
The £43bn local government pool has hit a lot of milestones in recent months, but this is just the start of a long journey. Its chief executive Rachel Elwell speaks to Stephanie Baxter
A ground-breaking disclosure standard to help trustees compare fiduciary managers in the selection process has been unveiled, putting an end to three years of talks.
Stephanie Baxter says trustees should welcome the regulator's tougher line on excessive shareholder payouts
Strong employers should consider contributing more money to reduce pension deficits over a shorter period of time, especially where they are paying out excessive shareholder dividends, the watchdog has said.
Ian Greenwood has been appointed to lead the £46bn Northern Pool, which was set up by the local government pension funds for Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Merseyside.
Stephanie Baxter speaks to five pools about the progress they have made and their plans for the future beyond the April 1 deadline
The independent governance committee (IGC) for Prudential has improved value for money for members by simplifying charging structures and starting to shut expensive funds, according to its third report.
The LPP pool was one of the first to emerge from the Local Government Pension Scheme. Michael O'Higgins speaks to Stephanie Baxter about the journey towards pooling
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published for consultation its draft code of practice for authorising and supervising master trusts.
The Brunel Pension Partnership has become the fourth local authority pool to receive the green light from the regulator.
The pensions watchdog has been through some testing times and is making significant changes to the way it regulates. Speaking to Stephanie Baxter, Mark Boyle takes stock and looks to the future
In light of the recent market correction and heightened volatility, Stephanie Baxter explores whether schemes should consider downside protection strategies
Barclays has received final approval for its ring-fencing plans, which controversially involve moving its DB scheme to its investment banking division. Stephanie Baxter considers the judgment
The UK arm of Toys R Us has entered administration just two months after a major restructuring deal was agreed with creditors including the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) to prevent the company going bust.
The Pensions Institute says the aviation sector's constant evaluation of mistakes to improve safety should be applied to pensions. Stephanie Baxter considers the report's findings
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has said it while believes in the benefits of consolidating defined benefit (DB) schemes, there are significant issues to overcome.
The aviation sector's constant evaluation of mistakes to improve safety should be applied to defined benefit schemes, as too many are making the same mistakes again and again, latest research shows.
Research by Hymans Robertson predicts existing options could shrink the DB universe by four-fifths in 25 years' time. Stephanie Baxter explores its predictions
MMC UK Pension Fund's Frank Oldham tells Stephanie Baxter how its £3.4bn longevity swap came about and why it chose a captive structure
Councillor Brenda Warrington has been appointed to lead the £23bn Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF), following the recent passing away of Kieran Quinn.
Four trustees of Pakistan International Airlines' Retirement and Death Benefits Plan have been fined £500 each by the regulator for failing to audit accounts on time for two years in a row.
The BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) will close to future accrual for managers in May 2018, and will them into the telecoms giant's defined contribution (DC) scheme.
Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have agreed in principal to work towards introducing a collective defined contribution (CDC) scheme for all employees.