Over three quarters (78%) of defined contribution (DC) members feel their pension scheme is not aligned with their values, latest research by Franklin Templeton shows.
Costs and fees are just a small part of the overall value for money definition, argues Con Keating
Low member engagement, poor scheme governance, and multiple pots can be equally as detrimental to defined contribution (DC) funds as opaque charges and high costs, research finds.
The Pensions Management Institute's (PMI) Master Trust Working Group is inviting pension experts to participate in four workstreams to tackle barriers to good service delivery and positive member outcomes.
Willis Towers Watson has published a report looking at DC trends over the past year. Kim Kaveh looks at the findings.
NEST, Aegon Master Trust, Ensign Retirement Plan, Creative Pension Trust and the Baptist Pension Scheme have been authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Professional Pensions has compiled a list charting the progress of master trust authorisation. View our list in full here...
Punter Southall Aspire has published a report looking at the disparities in DC default fund approaches. Kim Kaveh analyses the data.
Smart Pension and The Lewis Workplace Pension Trust have been authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), taking the total number of approved schemes to 22.
The Aviva Master Trust and Workers Pension Trust have been authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), bringing the number of approved schemes in the market to 20.
The People's Pension, Atlas Master Trust and The Cheviot Trust have been granted authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR), taking the total number of authorised master trusts to 18.
NEST has signed up to the government-backed Star Initiative, taking all of its 8 million members' pension pots with it.
It is perhaps inherently difficult to find an agreed definition of value for money, but some methodologies could act as a stopgap, argues Jonathan Stapleton.
Member-nominated trustees may not be feasible for master trusts, but representatives could improve communication with members, says Barry Parr
SEI Master Trust and National Pension Trust have been granted authorisation, becoming the 14th and 15th master trusts to be given the stamp of approval by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Legal and General (L&G) Retail Retirement has purchased a 100% stake in MyFutureNow - which specialises in pension pot tracing and consolidation - for an undisclosed price.
Putting together a pension fund can be tricky to tackle, whether you have just set foot into the world of work, or have been working for years and are approaching retirement. Emily McKinnon looks at effective ways of saving for retirement.
Analytical services company Camradata has published a white paper investigating defined contribution (DC) investment options and market challenges for investors.
Legal & General (L&G) completed £6.3bn of buy-ins and buyouts in the first six months of the year, with another £923m deal completed in July, the firm's half year results confirm.
The Railways Pension Scheme's Industry Wide Defined Contribution (IWDC) Section and the Aon Master Trust have become the 12th and 13th master trusts to be authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Smart Pension's head of policy and communications says Now Pensions' AE index was propaganda but raises the issue of the long-term effect of charges.
An overwhelming majority of smaller schemes are failing to meet all standards of governance and trusteeship, The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) annual defined contribution survey shows.
Defined contribution (DC) drawdown providers will have to offer non-advised consumers investment pathways from August 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says.
Now Pensions has launched an auto-enrolment (AE) cost comparison index to illustrate the long-term implications of fees charged by pension providers.