A suite of liability driven investment (LDI) indices has been launched by STOXX and RiskFirst to aid trustees and consultants select, monitor and challenge managers.
British Airways and the trustees of one of its pension schemes are set to argue over the purpose of a pension scheme, leading to an impactful judgment for DB pensions. James Phillips explores the issue
Defined benefit (DB) 'superfund' consolidators will not take off, according to 52% of this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
Pension freedoms could add £25bn to the accounting costs of UK companies if no action is taken, a Xafinity Punter Southall study reveals.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has signed an agreement to inject up to £3.5bn into its main defined benefit (DB) pension scheme, in preparation for ring-fencing legislation.
Just over half (52%) of Unison members voted to accept a pledge to keep defined benefit provision in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) until at least April 2019 in an "above-average" turn-out.
Liability-driven investment's (LDI) dominance as a trend in UK defined benefit (DB) pension scheme investment will come to an end by 2021, according to research.
Sir Philip Green has hit back at critics over his handling of BHS and its pension schemes, saying he "behaved like a gentleman".
Staff at universities across the country are to end strike action after accepting the latest offer on the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed it had nine meetings with the pension fund trustees of GKN from April 2016 to March 2018.
The Church of England Pensions Board has issued £50m of bonds to purchase additional properties for its clergy retirement housing scheme.
Granting statutory protection to pre-1997 benefits in defined benefit (DB) schemes would be an unfair cost to sponsors and would force even more closures, according to this weeks' Pensions Buzz respondents.
Pension transfer values rose last month from £232,000 at the end of February to £235,000 by the end of March, according to Xafinity's Transfer Value Index (TVI).
Caroline Escott says there should be alignment between the various policy and regulatory initiatives on value for money to avoid overburdening trustees.
Supermarket giant Tesco has halved its overall defined benefit (DB) deficit after adapting its discount rate calculations to better reflect trends in long-dated corporate bond yields.
A Blackrock survey reveals corporate and public sector defined benefit schemes are on increasingly diverging paths. Kim Kaveh explores the data.
More members are transferring out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes when informed of the option, which suggests trustees must think carefully about member communication, according to research.
Bentley Motors staff have voted for industrial action over the planned closure of the defined benefit (DB) Rolls Royce and Bentley Pension Fund (RRBPF) to future accrual.
The aggregate defined benefit (DB) funding level worsened in March, hitting its worst level since last August, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said.
Patrick Bloomfield says the regulator is being more vocal about its view of what 'fair treatment' means, with the threat of using its powers to intervene
The combined deficit of FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes fell to £72bn in the first quarter of 2018, according to Mercer's pensions risk survey.
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.
The LGPS Central pool has opened for business with 11 mandates spanning £12bn of assets as the government's pooling deadline arrives.
The adoption of consolidation among DB funds has been slow to date. Paul Murphy asks if the white paper will act as a catalyst for smaller schemes to join master trusts