A self-sufficiency approach is not riskless and trustees must consider covenant strength and longevity exposure. Chris Ramsey looks at the key considerations of running schemes on.
Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy-payers may be leaving themselves open to “unwelcome surprises” by failing to check their accounts early on, Barnett Waddingham has warned.
Barnett Waddingham’s full year results reveal significant growth at the business, with revenue reaching almost £100m. Holly Roach reports
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While the pension schemes bill was said to command cross-party support, Brexit and acrimonious parliamentary debates are leaving its success in doubt, says Malcolm McLean.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation on increasing the general levy has closed. Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response to its proposals
People who have left risks unmanaged will be rewarded under the government’s proposals to reform the Retail Prices Index (RPI) while those in well-risk-managed schemes could lose out, says Barnett Waddingham.
The buyout deficit of FTSE 350 pension schemes has reduced by £2.5bn since the introduction of Freedom and Choice due to an increased number of transfer exercises, Barnett Waddingham has found.
The dashboard must be simple and based on consumer needs to be successful, Denmark and Sweden have found. Margie Lindsay looks at the lessons from the two projects.
Britain is not alone in the challenge of getting people to save for pensions, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In the first of a series of interviews with fiduciary evaluators, Margie Lindsay speaks to Barnett Waddingham’s Peter Daniels about how his team assesses fiduciary managers and the challenges for the industry going forward.
As The Pensions Regulator’s consultation on investment governance guidance closes, Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response.
Deficit contributions and favourable asset returns in recent years have led to improved funding positions and our analysis suggests buying out scheme liabilities with an insurer is now a realistic medium-term goal for the majority of FTSE 350 companies...
Growing market volatility could adversely affect defined benefit (DB) schemes nearing buyout over the next five years, Barnett Waddingham says.
The government must conduct a fundamental review of tax reliefs and allowances to reduce complexity and confusion, says Malcolm McLean
Cardano has been appointed as fiduciary manager to six further schemes, contributing £1.5bn to its total assets under management.
Pension experts are urging UK schemes to incorporate social and governance factors into their investments, as research shows European investors do not see the potential long-term returns.
Pension schemes that have not hedged their liabilities could face funding issues as long-dated bond yields have plummeted, industry experts have warned.
More women are working in the industry but there is still a way to go, particularly at the senior level. In this roundtable, panellists discuss how to achieve a better gender balance
Driven by an increase in corporate bond yields and the continuing payment of deficit contributions, 2018 was a positive year for the disclosed financial position of the FTSE 350's defined benefit (DB) schemes, with the aggregate deficit decreasing from...
Putting together a pension fund can be tricky to tackle, whether you have just set foot into the world of work, or have been working for years and are approaching retirement. Emily McKinnon looks at effective ways of saving for retirement.
Barnett Waddingham's advisory service for fiduciary management has a new name and leader as part of the consultancy's plans to evolve the offering.
Barnett Waddingham's Chris Burtenshaw was the winner of the PMI's inaugural student essay competition. In his paper, he sets out his ideas as to how schemes can reduce the broader administration and communication risks they face.
Corporates must place greater emphasis on their schemes' endgame target, says Barnett Waddingham.