What were the most read opinion pieces on Professional Pensions over the last 12 months? Here are some of the top pieces from our commentators during the year.
Journalist Anthony Hilton's recent article on pension deficits has prompted a lot of debate. Dan Mikulskis puts forward his view.
Con Keating questions the need for discount rates and argues, even if we do use them, the current methodologies based on market-consistency and expected returns on investment are wrong.
Hugh Nolan believes the ongoing BHS story demonstrates some positives for the industry.
Speculation is growing the Chancellor will introduce a Pensions ISA on March 16 but could he decide to keep the old system as well? Jonathan Stapleton looks at the benefits of a dual-system approach.
Hilary Salt says we need to take another look at how discount rates are used.
Kevin Wesbroom looks at the issues the industry faces around liabilities.
Rosalind Connor reflects on whether Brexit will have an impact on UK pension legislation.
Evening Standard's columnist Anthony Hilton's critique of how the industry deals with defined benefit deficits sparked much debate with Redington's Dan Mikulskis writing a rebuttal for Professional Pensions. Con Keating gives his view.
Anne-Marie Winton relates her experience of trying to transfer a pension pot.
Malcolm McLean looks at who benefits most from the new state pension.
Con Keating says there will be no solution to issues around pension funding unless we adopt a different approach.
David Harris looks at the potential consequences of a lifetime ISA and urges the Chancellor to have more faith in pensions.
Saker Nusseibeh looks at what we might expect from a Trump administration.
Raj Mody says we need to take a different approach to tackling the crisis in pensions.
There has been a quiet takeover of UK pensions policy which will have profound consequences across the pensions landscape according to Steve Webb.
Kevin Wesbroom thinks the time has come for a different approach to defined benefit schemes.
The chancellor's first Autumn Statement tinkered further with pensions. Jonathan Stapleton explains why this is the wrong way to approach long-term savings.
Anna Rogers asks if we are giving members the right information on their defined benefit schemes.
Hilary Salt is pleased to see people are starting to revisit the idea of how best to fund schemes.
Mark Boyle responds to comments made by MP Frank Field about the regulator's investigation into the collapse of British Home Stores.
This week’s top stories included the launch of Punter Southall’s defined benefit scheme consolidator, while The Pensions Regulator laid down three ‘gateway principles’ for superfund transfers.
Escalating standards for sole trustees will become a norm for reputable firms, even if they are voluntary, says Nigel Hill.
Sole trustees will be expected to assess whether to report to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) if they are removed, or resign, from an appointment because of sponsor’s actions.
Overall mortality remains in line with pre-coronavirus trends despite a recent increase in Covid-19 related deaths, according to the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).
Aon has been re-appointed by the £400m ITN Pension Scheme to provide fiduciary management services.