As part of a series celebrating PP’s silver anniversary, Hope William-Smith asks industry veterans about policy over the past 25 years and what needs to change for the future.
This week’s top stories include findings from PwC that pensions schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, while Mercer launched a defined benefit master trust.
The lack of information cohesion across the industry is preventing savers from receiving true value for money from their workplace scheme, the Finance Technology Research Centre (FTRC) says.
Almost half (49%) of the respondents to a Professional Pensions poll disagree that the trend toward sole corporate trusteeship is positive.
Despite a surge of small spikes in the number of deaths in the last month on a week-by-week basis, overall levels remain close to those recorded last year, says the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).
Nest Insight and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are set to conduct research to examine the financial impact of Covid-19 on self-employed people.
Warnings from pension companies to savers who are looking to transfer their pension somewhere that does not look right are often ignored, says Phoenix Group.
In this latest Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether greater permissions for trustees were necessary when it comes to preventing scams.
Pension scammers are “slipping through the net” as hundreds of fraud cases each year do not get passed to the police to investigate, according to Quilter.
Simplicity and cohesion are key to effective pension communication and will help get us through this time of uncertainty, says Henry Tapper.
The Railways Pension Scheme has warned The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that its proposals to revise the defined benefit (DB) funding code could lead to a £15bn deficit in the scheme as it is forced to switch lower-risk but lower-returning assets, the FT...
Offerings from Aegon, Aviva, and Scottish Widows have taken the crown in the Financial Technology Research Centre’s (FTRC) annual workplace pensions and auto-enrolment (AE) ratings.
This week’s top stories included the Universities Superannuation Scheme’s launch of a consultation on its 2020 valuation, while Pension Insurance Corporation Group’s adjusted profits fell by nearly three-quarters.
Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has urged the government to “look again” at the idea of ‘pot follows member’ to fix the burgeoning number of small pension pots getting lost.
Law firm Walker Morris has expanded its pensions team with the appointment of Liz Graham as partner.
Hymans Robertson has appointed Simon Mortimer as chief digital officer (CDO) - a new role created in a bid to enhance its digital impact.
PGIM Fixed Income has hired Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson as head of ESG research, a newly created role.
A dozen UK investment consulting firms have established a group aiming to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.
Hedge funds are emerging from disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic more resilient, adaptable, diverse, efficient, and productive, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).
The Furness Building Society Pensions and Assurance Scheme has successfully transferred to the Enplan Pension Platform, following a competitive tender process.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has reported itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office following a cyber-attack which resulted in hackers gaining access to the names and email addresses of around 1,700 people.
USS launches 2020 valuation consultation; Universities and staff face vast hike in annual pension costs
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has launched a consultation on its 2020 valuation and ‘technical provisions’ laying out options to reduce its expanding deficit.
The total assets under management (AUM) held by the world’s 300 largest pension funds has increased this year to reach $19.5trn (£14.8trn).