Newton’s Curt Custard considers the investment outlook for 2021 and the implications for DC schemes
Master trusts’ investment strategies have grown and become more sophisticated over the last three years, but “growing pains” are hindering progress, according to the Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF).
More than half of BlackRock’s flagship UK defined contribution (DC) default fund’s assets will be invested in ESG strategies by June 2021.
Graeme Bold says the right communications can improve both the level of savings and the outcomes for savers.
More than half of UK savers agree they are unable to save sufficiently to achieve the retirement they want, according to research by BlackRock.
Pension savers have held off from making changes to their pensions despite nearly half having been impacted by the pandemic, research finds.
Providers are failing to engage early with their independent governance committees (IGCs) over the rollout of investment pathways despite the looming 1 February deadline, they have been warned.
The industry is peppered with expensive and sterile small pension pots, but plans are afoot to tackle the problem
The £2.3bn withdrawn flexibly from pensions in Q3 represents a 2% year-on-year decrease from monies withdrawn during the same months in 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures show.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) consultation on improving defined contribution (DC) outcomes has garnered support from the industry, but many have warned of potential unintended consequences.
As DC schemes face increasing pressures to consolidate, David Snowdon says master trusts are the perfect home.
The Department for Work and Pensions is to make it mandatory for auto-enrolment defined contribution (DC) schemes to use simpler annual statements.
The pensions industry must personalise interventions and auto-enrolment (AE) conversations to prevent members from squandering their pots at retirement age, according to industry experts.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has incorporated ESG considerations as well as its climate impact pledge into the default funds for the 3.3 million members in its master trust and contract-based schemes.
As TPR prepares to kick off its first master trust supervisory cycle, Kate Smith explores how the market has changed and may continue to
Nest Insight has outlined a series of different options on how its planned hybrid savings tool could be implemented successfully by employers.
Professional Pensions spoke to Standard Life managing director of workplace Gail Izat as part of an exclusive series of interviews with some of the finalists and winners of the UK Pensions Awards. This is what she had to say…
Savers accessing defined contribution (DC) pension pots for the first time rose to an all-time high just before the coronavirus pandemic, Just Group says.
PP looks at the pensions great and good who oversee contract-based schemes
Aviva has set a 2050 net-zero target for its own auto-enrolment (AE) default pension funds, and called on the government to make all AE default funds set the same goal.
Newton’s Catherine Doyle explains why a further reduction in the defined contribution charge cap could be detrimental to members’ outcomes
In terms of hard facts, most fiduciaries know very little about their UK defined contribution (DC) pension members. But data are critical to making the right choices for the default investment strategy. AllianceBernstein (AB) outline their proven process to achieve better member outcomes.
Hymans Robertson has cut the carbon footprint of its pension plan by around 33% while delivering lower charges by launching a fresh default investment strategy.