Latest issue - 5 September 2019

Latest issue - 5 September 2019

This week's edition of Professional Pensions is out now.

Download the digital version of the latest Professional Pensions print edition here.

This week's articles include:

  • Longevity: The Centre for Social Justice has proposed raising the state pension age to 75 by 2035, despite a slowdown in mortality improvements. Holly Roach reports

  • Star Initiative: NEST joins the Star Initiative and commits to transfer times of fewer than 21 days while Guy Opperman urges others to follow. Holly Roach reports

  • Fund management: Punter Southall Aspire has published a report looking at the disparities in defined contribution default fund approaches. Kim Kaveh analyses the data

  • Administration: Service credits are a useful feature of administration contracts, tying performance with fee levels, but they are rarely used. Daniel Taylor argues that more contracts should include them

  • Roundtable: Infrastructure is an asset class of increasing interest to schemes. In this roundtable, panellists discuss the investment, looking in particular at ESG issues and how they expect the asset class to develop

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