UK - Pensions regulator OPRA has published a set of guidelines for financial advisers involved with occupational schemes.
The guide sets out the role of IFAs in relation to their employer and trustee clients.
It includes chapters on appointing a professional adviser and schemes that are winding up.
The regulator stressed that problems can occur in a pension scheme if advisers are not clear about their own role and responsibility.
OPRA education and communications director April Alexander said: “OPRA is committed to identifying and publicising good practice in running pension schemes, and IFAs should find this booklet a helpful reference tool.”
The guide was written with “advice and support” from the Association of Independent Financial Advisers.
Last year OPRA helped launch the IFA Certificate in Trustee Pensions Knowledge in conjunction with the Pensions Management Institute, AIFA and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
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