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.
As one of the biggest IFA firms withdraws from the transfer market, Kim Kaveh gauges views on whether the move will impact scheme de-risking plans.
The Beam UK Pension Plan has appointed Willis Towers Watson to provide actuarial, fiduciary management, consulting and administrative pension services through its bundled OneDB service.
In this week's Pensions Buzz we want to know if you think mid-life MOTs for scheme members should be mandatory.
NHS Employers has published guidance for employers to support staff affected by the pension taxation issues.
2018 was a testing year for master trust investment performance. Michael Ambery looks at how different strategies fared during a difficult 12 months
The default investment strategy of master trusts is critical to their success. AllianceBernstein’s David Hutchins shares his views of best practice
Professional Pensions takes a look at how the master trust market is evolving in light of the authorisation regime and asks what the future could hold
National financial advisory firm LEBC Group has stopped offering advice on defined benefit transfers after a review from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Pension experts are urging UK schemes to incorporate social and governance factors into their investments, as research shows European investors do not see the potential long-term returns.
The Local Government Pension Scheme Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) has chosen technology provider Byhiras to develop a platform to ensure that asset managers comply with its cost transparency code.
Fiduciary management is increasing in popularity among larger schemes seeking to overcome governance hurdles, KPMG says.
Pension funds could face a dilemma over their fiduciary duties as falls in gilt yields mean they may have to buy securities that are guaranteed to lose money, according to Cambridge Associates.
Trustees and sponsors of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes should consider diversifying their growth portfolios to protect against the possibility of a market crash, according to Cambridge Associates.
Teachers and doctors could have grounds for a legal challenge against the government for age discrimination if they have been moved to a less beneficial pension scheme, Leigh Day says.
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.
Although the focus of CDI is often on meeting assumed liability outflows, in reality it is all about securing the asset inflows.
Irrespective of size, funding level or maturity, defined benefit (DB) pension plans have one common goal: to pay members' pensions in full and on time.
Integrated Risk Management (IRM) brings together covenant, funding and investment risks, and assesses how these components interact with each other.
One of the key benefits of fiduciary management is that it gives trustees the time and resources to focus on high-level issues, which should mean they can make more informed decisions about strategy.
Pension funds that decide to invest in standalone fiduciary management funds are being reassured that they will not be subject to mandatory tendering requirements.
XPS Pensions has enhanced its fiduciary management selection service in order to help trustees through initial selection and mandatory re-tendering.
One in five defined benefit (DB) schemes are in The Pension Regulator's (TPR) weakest two categories, analysis by Hymans Robertson has revealed.