Newton’s Julian Lyne says ESG is critical in these pandemic times
Just a minority of Nest members opted out of their pensions in the immediate aftermath of the second phased auto-enrolment (AE) contribution increase, the master trust reveals.
Workplace pension schemes are now providing 30 pence in every pound of retirement income, up from 24 pence in 2008/09, according to Equiniti.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK labour market will cause a significant increase in the number of dormant pension pots in 2020, with defined contribution (DC) schemes most affected.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a drafting template to help defined contribution (DC) scheme trustees produce their annual chair’s statements.
Nest members are making changes to their everyday lives to be more environmentally or socially responsible, but failing to take the same action on their pensions, the provider says.
Gregg McClymont says AE schemes make it easy to opt-out should members feel contributions are not in their best interest
Defined contribution (DC) pensions are showing positive signs of market recovery after dramatic falls in the number of expected retirements this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Trustees of defined contribution (DC) schemes redirecting contributions made during Covid-19 to alternative funds should check they’re not unintentionally breaching pension legislation, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns.
Thousands of the country’s most financially insecure individuals are remaining in auto-enrolled schemes even if it may not be in their best interests to do so, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) finds.
Jim Doran looks at how trustees of DC pension schemes can help members who are looking to retire.
Transfers between defined contribution (DC) schemes must continue to be prioritised by trustees during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns.
Savers are contributing more to their pension and withdrawing less during the current lockdown, latest analysis from PensionBee finds.
Many schemes are only at the start of their ESG journeys and are likely to be confused by reporting requirements as they also grapple with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, says the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
While furloughed workers are still entitled to pension contributions, Justin Corliss says employers must consider the impact of Covid-19 on their duties.
The National Pension Trust’s global equity fund has been named as the best performing growth phase default fund over one and three years in a research report published by Defaqto.
Jon Dean looks at whether the AE system can be adapted to meet low earners’ needs and lower financial resilience.
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
Aegon’s independent governance committee (IGC) has unveiled its latest annual report – highlighting general good value for money but some concerns over investment and communications.
Scottish Widows’ independent governance committee (IGC) has published its annual chairman’s report – giving the provider a good value for money rating for its modern products but suggesting improvements, particularly for the firm’s legacy offerings.
Standard Life and Zurich have published their latest independent governance committee (IGC) reports – posting overall green and amber value-for-money assessments respectively.
Legal & General has been providing strong value for money to the members of its workplace pension business, according to its Independent Governance Committee (IGC).
B&CE, the provider of The People’s Pension, has furloughed just under a quarter of its members of staff in response to pressures from the Covid-19 crisis.