PP's panel of pension prophets - Malcolm McLean, Roger Mattingly and Robin Ellison - discuss what is currently annoying them about the UK pensions system.
The trio will be appearing along with Independent Trustee Services director Peter Askins, at this year's Pensions and Benefits UK, a conference which will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on 28-29 June.
PAN Trustees director Roger Mattingly has a number of items on his "grumpy list" - top of which is the trend of selling product rather than looking after client and member needs first and foremost, something he says is becoming "prevalent" within the industry.
Pinsent Masons head of strategic development for pensions Robin Ellison says he is disappointed, among other things, about The Pensions Regulator (TPR), which he feels may be "costing us a lot of money for not very much benefit". He also rails against what he calls the "unholy alliance" of HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury and the "grotesque instability" of the pensions tax system over the past 15 years.
Barnett Waddingham senior consultant Malcolm McLean - the chairman of the panel - said he was angry about the "constant tinkering" of pension rules by politicians.
Want to hear more? The pensions prophets will discuss these and other issues in depth at PBUK. To join them book your place here.
Pensions and Benefits UK 2016:
Mark Evans has been appointed as a director at Independent Trustee Services (ITS) to lead trustee appointments in London.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on changes to the actuarial assumptions it uses in valuations in a bid to better reflect the bulk annuity market, with schemes set to move into surplus on aggregate.
Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.
Conduent has completed the sale of its actuarial and human resource consulting business to private equity investor, H.I.G. Capital.