The majority of this week's respondents thought self-sufficiency was the long-term target for most defined benefit schemes. Although many pointed out that this was a protean term, more than half said it was what schemes were aiming for.
Just over a quarter said schemes were planning for a buy-out, while one in ten thought they had another low-risk target. Just one in 20 said schemes did not have a long-term goal, in their experience....
This week's edition of Professional Pensions is out now.
Nearly 60% of UK employers consider defined contribution (DC) master trusts to be the "most suitable" pension fund for their employees, according to research by Buck.
Companies which have tried to dodge their pension duties by changing their identities are being "hunted" by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in a crackdown on non-compliance with auto-enrolment (AE).
Removing liquidity restrictions would enable DC funds to capitalise on the potentially higher and safer returns that DB schemes have benefitted from, says Patrick Marshall.