This week’s top stories include findings from PwC that pensions schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, while Mercer launched a defined benefit master trust.
Pension schemes have been "shoehorned" into valuing liabilities against gilts, creating a "herd mentality" that does not reflect scheme funding accurately, says PwC.
Mercer has launched a defined benefit master trust in a bid to offer a "best-in-class solution" that recognises the shrinking universe.
Despite an anticipated delay in the Pension Schemes Bill being debated in the House of Commons, Guy Opperman has confirmed he fully expects it to be law by the end of 2020.
Underfunded defined benefit pension schemes in the UK are over-dependent on historically improbable equity returns, analysis by Willis Towers Watson reveals.
Schemes trying to delay the dashboard project by not collecting the necessary data will be left behind, Guy Opperman has warned.
As part of a series celebrating PP’s silver anniversary, Hope William-Smith asks industry veterans about policy over the past 25 years and what needs to change for the future.
The lack of information cohesion across the industry is preventing savers from receiving true value for money from their workplace scheme, the Finance Technology Research Centre (FTRC) says.
Almost half (49%) of the respondents to a Professional Pensions poll disagree that the trend toward sole corporate trusteeship is positive.
Despite a surge of small spikes in the number of deaths in the last month on a week-by-week basis, overall levels remain close to those recorded last year, says the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).
Nest Insight and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are set to conduct research to examine the financial impact of Covid-19 on self-employed people.