Tax simplification must return to the top of the government’s pensions agenda in order to boost saving potential, says Alan Pickering.
The Mercer Master Trust has become the 11th to receive authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR), following its application submission in February.
Jonathan Stapleton talks to Alan Pickering about why BESTrustees has converted into an employee ownership trust.
BESTrustees has converted into an employee ownership trust (EOT) in a bid to broaden the ownership of the business.
Many master trust boards lack diversity, yet the ultimate goal should be to achieve cognitive inclusion to represent a large cohort of DC members, writes Kim Kaveh.
Alan Pickering says lay trustees have to subscribe to lifelong learning, often picking up new skills on the way
Alan Pickering says politicians should have the freedom to redefine what is meant by 'absolute'
Malcolm Mclean says getting the channels of communication right and engaging more openly is a good starting point
Despite the gloom around Brexit and all the challenges facing pensions, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Top industry commentators tell Stephanie Baxter why there is cause for optimism
Alan Pickering says we have been blindly pursuing cost reductions in pension administration without really appreciating the consequences
This week's top story was British Airways' Airways Pension Scheme completing a £4.4bn buy-in with Legal & General, the market's largest ever single transaction, making 2018 a record year for bulk annuities.
Defined benefit (DB) consolidator Clara has named Alan Pickering as the inaugural chairman of its trustee board as it prepares for its first transaction.
The Nationwide Pension Fund has appointed BESTrustees to sit as an independent professional trustee on its board.
The trustee board of the Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme has launched a consultation with sponsoring employers on closing the scheme to future accrual.
Professional trustee firm BESTrustees has appointed Huw Evans as a member of its board as it eyes future growth of the business.
Responses to the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group's consultation have flooded in. While the industry mostly welcomes the proposals, there is disagreement on some areas, writes Kim Kaveh.
BESTrustees has appointed Karen Theobald to its team of trustee executives as the firm continues to expand.
While acknowledging the 24/7 nature of trustee responsibility, Alan Pickering argues that formal trustee meetings are as important as ever
Proposed standards for professional trustees due to come into force next year will be "too easy to game" and "a silly compliance exercise" if they are not accompanied by tangible metrics, Richard Butcher has warned.
The watchdog's codes and accompanying guidance need to include necessary information, but experts argue shortening them would reduce compliance issues, writes Kim Kaveh
The embattled multi-employer Plumbing & Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme has purchased a £560m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G).
Chairman of BESTrustees Alan Pickering speaks to Stephanie Baxter about the toxic effect of knee-jerk legislation over the past 20 years, and why he wants a national pensions authority
BESTrustees has appointed Simon Holt to help accelerate the firm's growth, replacing Annie Healy who left earlier this year.
The shortlist for the Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions (1998-2017) accolade has been published…