This week’s top stories included Aon findings that the number of defined benefit schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double by 2025, while Scottish Widows invested £2bn as the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s new climate fund.
Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) saw its profits fall by a third in its first-half results as revenue fell, but redemptions from its strategies fell to the lowest level since the firm's blockbuster 2017 merger.
Phoenix Group has reported a £36m increase in group operating profit in the first six months of this year, as well as strong cash generation of £433m.
Aviva’s operating profit fell by 11% in the first half of the year as Covid-19 hit business activity, although a growth in bulk annuity sales partially offset the drop.
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The retirement of the Kames Capital brand will be completed nine months after it was announced the specialist investment management business would move to Aegon Asset Management (AAM).
The number of defined benefit (DB) schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double over the next five years, according to an Aon poll of the sector.
As The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) home city Brighton gears up for its first virtual Pride, diversity and inclusion in pension schemes has never mattered more, says Charles Counsell.
PTL and Law Debenture’s pensions business have both reported growth in revenue and new business.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published guidance for trustees on the new requirements to publicly disclose their investment and responsible investment activity.
This week’s top stories included an £800m buy-in for the LV= Employee Pension Scheme, while XPS Pensions launched a concierge service for trustees.
The Diversity Project has outlined a new equality target for asset managers with the intention of halving the industry’s gender pay gap by 2030.
The majority (85%) of asset managers believe economic recovery is at least two years away, according to a poll conducted by XPS Pensions.
A majority of industry professionals polled opposed the idea of attending face-to-face events in October, Professional Pensions finds.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a call for evidence on a proposal for a solution designed to support savers navigating pension freedoms as they move towards retirement.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) revealed it has seen a sharp rise in its funding deficit over the last year due to the impact of Covid-19.
XPS Pensions has launched a service for trustees of defined benefit schemes allowing them to retain full control of investment decision making while delegating implementation.
Have your say: Will you attend face-to-face events in October if the government's pilots are successful?
In this latest Pensions Buzz, we want to know if you will be attending face-to-face business meetings and events from October should the government's pilots be successful.
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The number of savers opting to withdraw a tax-free lump sum from their pension has dropped more than 53% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched a financial education and guidance service supported by Wealth At Work.