UK - Pointon York Sipp Solutions is holding a conference for IFAs on corporate SIPPs on February 5 at the Royal Cafe in London.
The SIPP provider is hoping the conference will provide an alternative for employer-sponsored schemes and attract more to take it up.
Speakers will include chairman Geoffrey Pointon, director general of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers Paul Smee, and Pinsent Curtis partner Chris Mullen.
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach?
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.