The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the proposed reforms put forward by the big three investment consultants as it seeks industry views on whether to reject them.
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) provisional decision to refer the investment consulting market to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has largely been welcomed by the industry.
FCA publishes final report into asset management; clampdown on investment consultants and managers announced
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking further industry views on whether to refer the investment consulting market to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with a final decision expected in September.
The most important characteristics in advisers differ by scheme size, but the approach to investment is not overly dissimilar, James Phillips writes
Schemes have had a windfall gain by not hedging currency risk. Stephanie Baxter asks whether schemes should now begin to hedge to protect members
Over half of pension professionals believe the 'gilts plus' valuation method is unhelpful in the current economic environment, according to Aon Hewitt research.
The trustees of the Tullett Prebon Pension Scheme have agreed to insure all liabilities through a bulk annuity with Rothesay Life.
Sodexo Pension Fund has appointed Premier as a third-party administrator after an open tender that lasted six months.
Taylor Wimpey has appointed Hymans Robertson as third-party administrator of its pension scheme after an open tender.
The investment platform market is undergoing an upheaval with Willis Towers Watson entering the marketplace. Stephanie Baxter expects an industry-wide shake-up that could lead to more innovative solutions for DB schemes.
This week's top stories included analysis suggesting the British Steel Pension Scheme could have a £2bn surplus, while the Treasury removed its controversial MPAA cut from the Finance Bill.
Aon Hewitt will sub-contract the administration of three public sector schemes to Equiniti as part of its move out of the standalone pension administration services market.
Longevity hedges have long been considered a hurdle to doing a bulk annuity, but a ground-breaking deal shows it doesn't have to be. Stephanie Baxter looks at why converting swaps into buy-ins is taking off.
Mortality improvements have declined for yet another year, ducking previous estimates. James Phillips explores what this means for pension schemes
Aon Hewitt has introduced a service so small defined benefit (DB) schemes can access fiduciary management.
Higher health and social care spending between 2000 and 2010 may have caused a blip in longevity estimates by accelerating improvements, according to Barnett Waddingham.
Research suggests trustees have a good understanding of basic charges but are less certain on other costs. Michael Klimes looks at the findings
Solvency II regulations have caused a shift in the timing of buy-in and buyout transactions, as well as asset sourcing, according to Aon Hewitt.
Tim Gardener has joined Aon Hewitt's investment team as partner after leaving AXA Investment Managers where he was global head of its institutional client group.
A supermajority of pensions buzz respondents rebuked a suggestion that all defined benefit (DB) schemes should be merged into one.
The top three consultants have put together a package of measures designed to increase transparency and competitiveness in the consultancy and fiduciary management markets. Helen Morrissey gets the industry response
Aon Hewitt, Mercer and Willis Towers Watson have joined forces in calling for measures to tackle transparency and competition issues raised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Jonathan Stapleton looks at the firms who were advertising in the first editions of Professional Pensions and how the consultancy, asset manager and provider markets have changed over the past 20 years
The Aon Minet Pension Scheme has successfully completed a bulk enhanced transfer value (ETV) exercise in the latest stage of its de-risking strategy.