Cash-strapped employers intent on closing their defined benefit schemes entirely should rethink their plans as alternative strategies could save them money, Aon Hewitt says.
The consultant said closing the scheme to future accrual or freezing can leave sponsors to deal with a massive deficit. It urged employers to consider other options, such as maintaining the scheme with...
Cashflow driven investment strategies can provide a greater certainty of outcome, while also enhancing a scheme's risk management framework, says Schroders' head of fiduciary management Hannah Simons
The average annual pension withdrawal rate jumped more than one percentage point between 2016/17 and 2017/18, according to the latest data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The risk profiles of many default defined contribution (DC) master trusts need an overhaul as they are mishandling risk, according to Hymans Robertson.
Members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have relaunched their campaign pressing trustees to ditch weapon investments, arguing they need a "pension to be proud of".
Structural imbalances in the gilts market have worsened since the central bank's QE programme faced major setbacks. Supply is squeezed and prices are distorted, pushing down yields yet again. Stephanie Baxter asks if we should be worried.