Schemes need to obtain emissions data to measure their carbon footprint, but this process comes with challenges. Stephanie Baxter explores how to overcome them and why schemes need to look beyond emissions
This week’s top stories included Isio’s first financial results, while the Association of British Insurers insured 191 members’ benefits in a £26m buy-in with Aviva.
Barnett Waddingham’s fiduciary management advisory service has seen a significant boost in client numbers and assets under management (AUM) in the last 12 months.
An “intrinsically biased” pension system, the gender pay gap, and the disadvantage caused to women’s savings by career breaks is continuing to cause “stark gender disparity” in retirement wealth, Barnett Waddingham says.
With so much for trustees to grapple with currently, Stephanie Baxter looks at the most important questions they should be asking about ESG.
Changes to corporation tax announced in the Spring Budget could see defined benefit (DB) scheme sponsors defer contributions in favour of tax relief, according to Barnett Waddingham.
Trustees are under increasing pressure to give more consideration to ESG factors. Stephanie Baxter looks at the most important questions they should be asking.
The Mowlem (1993) Pension Scheme has secured the benefits of around 1,000 members in a buyout with Legal & General (L&G) offering income above compensation levels.
PP has analysed the accounts of the biggest pension consulting firms and recorded the turnover (revenue) in their most recent accounts. The full leaderboard is below…
The Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group (ICSWG) has launched a guide to help trustees assess their investment consultants’ climate competency.
There are many lessons to be learned from the March 2020 market volatility and liquidity squeeze as the Covid-19 pandemic escalated, Barnett Waddingham says.
The US economy is on course to do better than Europe post-lockdown, thereby supporting US equities but raising inflation worries, according to economists.
Schemes urged to hold asset managers to account on net-zero targets for executive pay at oil and gas firms
Oil and gas majors are still rewarding executives for fossil fuel growth despite them committing to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as experts urge institutional investors to take action.
PP takes a look at the most read interviews of 2020
Northern Gas Networks agrees £385m buy-in with L&G; Risk transfer market busy despite Covid and set to top £60bn in 2021
The Northern Gas Networks Pension Scheme has agreed a £385m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G).
Consultant news: LCP partners boost stake with private equity buy out; Barnett Waddingham posts 9% rise in revenues to break £100m milestone
Professional Pensions rounds up some of the latest news from two major pension consulting firms.
Barnett Waddingham has published its annual report and accounts, revealing a 9% rise in revenues to £107.9m and a 5% increase in pre-tax profits to £29.7m in the year to 31 May.
Nearly every trustee is confident of the next stage in their scheme’s strategy, despite almost an equal number being forced to consider replacing plans within the prior 12 months, according to research by Barnett Waddingham.
Chris Hawley, Jonathan Hazlett and Joe Webster look at what the potential outcome of TPT’s Growth Plan’s 2020 valuation could mean for participating employers.
The BHS Senior Management Scheme has agreed a £2.5m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, securing benefits outside of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Lewys Curteis looks at what the changes to the PPF’s levy rules mean for schemes over the long-term.
The Old British Steel Pension Scheme (OBSPS) has agreed a £2bn full buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), one step closer to exiting Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment.
Punter Southall has launched a defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidator in a bid to allow small schemes to cut their running costs, reduce risk and improve benefit security and governance.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2020...