The last time I submitted a report for Professional Pensions it was on the issue of fixed income, and the fact a dyedin- the-wool bond man I knew said he would advocate that any pension fund in serious deficit should put everything into equities, as the only serious hope of bridging the gap.
This was especially true as the Pension Protection Fund was waiting in the wings if it all ended in tears. Turns out this "put it all on black theory" was nothing new. Indeed it had already been written...
The Centre for Social Justice is calling for the state pension age to be raised to 70 by 2028 and to 75 by 2035, a much faster rise than currently planned.
The High Court has blocked the £12bn transfer of Prudential's annuity book to Rothesay Life, citing the insurer's lack of "established reputation" and differing "capital management policies".
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Punter Southall Governance Services director of outsourced pension services Clare Owen about the firm's latest reseach into the effectiveness of trustee boards.