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...
With under three-quarters of a year left for retendering exercises to be completed, capacity issues could arise and reduce choice, writes James Phillips.
Here they are – the winners of the second annual Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards...
A dozen UK investment consulting firms have established a group aiming to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.
Barnett Waddingham has used a Camradata service to source bespoke ESG manager research and market insights, as well as establish universes and strategies for ESG-related funds for clients.
This week’s top stories included the Littlewoods Pension Scheme’s £930m buy-in with Rothesay life, while The Pension Superfund named its new asset and liability management committee.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes will have to wait an extra year and a half on average to agree a buyout compared to their pre-Covid-19 endgame journey plans, Barnett Waddingham estimates.
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…
The Professional Pensions Administration Survey 2020 reveals the rankings of the best third-party administrators and software providers for pension schemes.
FTSE 350 companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, latest research from Barnett Waddingham shows.
The revenue of the three biggest pension consultancy firms in the UK fell slightly in 2019, dropping from £1.16bn in 2018 to £1.14bn in 2019.
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…