The industry has raised serious concerns that Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) transfer advice proposals on illustrative figures could hamper schemes’ ability to help members to understand their retirement options and force many to take full regulated...
The true level of flexibility for defined benefit (DB) schemes that take the ‘bespoke’ option laid out in the proposed DB funding code needs further clarification, the industry has said.
Professional Pensions spoke to Barnett Waddingham senior partner Andrew Vaughan as part of an exclusive series of interviews with the leaders of some of the UK’s leading pension consulting firms. This is what he had to say…
Jenny Condron and Patrick Bloomfield explain the ACA's immediate priorities.
Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
Hymans Robertson scheme actuary and partner Patrick Bloomfield has been elected chair of the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
Trustees and their advisers could be “criminalised for doing the right thing” and left “fearful of acting” if Pension Schemes Bill wording is not amended, the Joint Industry Forum (JIF) says.
Nominations for the third annual PP Women in Pensions Awards - which celebrate the achievements of women working in pensions or acting as a trustee - have now opened. Find out how to nominate here…
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has urged the government to set out a timetable for when it will implement its planned automatic enrolment (AE) reforms, and produce a timetable for increases in AE contribution levels.
As the DWP’s consultation on simpler annual benefit statements closes, Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response.
Jenny Condron is chief actuarial officer at Mercer and became the first female chair of the Association of Consulting Actuaries in 2018. Here she tells Laura Miller what it takes to make it in a man’s world, the one thing that scares her most, and why...
With political parties drawing up their manifestos for next month’s general election, Kim Kaveh explores the industry’s ambitions for future pensions policy.
The government must take action to build on the successes of auto-enrolment (AE) and ensure coverage and contribution rates are increased, the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) says.
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has thrown support behind proposals to allow first-time buyers to use part of their pension pot as a deposit for a home.
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has received support for its proposed 'model scheme' to simplify defined benefit (DB) benefits alongside the conversion of guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs).
Initial responses to the government's consultation on DC investment innovation reveals a mixed views on a range of its proposals. Kim Kaveh reports.
Jenny Condron says pensions simplification would sweep away confusion for members arising from having up to 12 tranches with different rates of revaluation and increase.
Bob Scott reviews the past year in pensions and makes some predictions for what the industry will see in 2019.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) must be given more targeted powers but maintain flexibility around defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, concludes a survey by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
Stephanie Baxter gauges industry reaction to the government's consultation on strengthening the powers of The Pensions Regulator
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) could benefit from having a pool of "super trustees" that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems when they arise, experts say.
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has appointed its first female chair, Jenny Condron. Victoria Ticha speaks to her about the key pension issues that must be addressed and how to bridge the industry's gender gap
Over half of employers believe the need to fund defined benefit (DB) schemes is affecting their ability to improve employee pay, a survey by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has found.
The UK has awoken to shock news that the Conservative Party has failed to secure an overall majority, leaving the future government hanging somewhat in the balance.