Alan Pickering says lay trustees have to subscribe to lifelong learning, often picking up new skills on the way
PP speaks to BESTrustees director Heather McGuire about her views on the CMA's review into the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets.
Despite the gloom around Brexit and all the challenges facing pensions, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Top industry commentators tell Stephanie Baxter why there is cause for optimism
Capital Cranfield has hired Peter Thompson and Fiona Stark as professional trustees in response to strong demand from pension funds.
Alan Pickering says we have been blindly pursuing cost reductions in pension administration without really appreciating the consequences
Defined benefit (DB) consolidator Clara has named Alan Pickering as the inaugural chairman of its trustee board as it prepares for its first transaction.
This week's top stories included the government admitting that expatriate pensioners across the UK and EU may lose access to their pensions if Brexit negotiations conclude with no deal.
The Nationwide Pension Fund has appointed BESTrustees to sit as an independent professional trustee on its board.
A report by Pinsent Masons calls on trustees to be more proactive on the risks posed by climate change, warning it is no longer a 'nice to have'. Stephanie Baxter considers the action points
BESTrustees has appointed Karen Theobald to its team of trustee executives as the firm continues to expand.
While acknowledging the 24/7 nature of trustee responsibility, Alan Pickering argues that formal trustee meetings are as important as ever
Proposed standards for professional trustees due to come into force next year will be "too easy to game" and "a silly compliance exercise" if they are not accompanied by tangible metrics, Richard Butcher has warned.
Chairman of BESTrustees Alan Pickering speaks to Stephanie Baxter about the toxic effect of knee-jerk legislation over the past 20 years, and why he wants a national pensions authority
BESTrustees has appointed Simon Holt to help accelerate the firm's growth, replacing Annie Healy who left earlier this year.
The trustees of the Tullett Prebon Pension Scheme have agreed to insure all liabilities through a bulk annuity with Rothesay Life.
BESTrustees has named Catherine Redmond as a trustee executive on its client-facing team.
Pension schemes have been forced to rethink and reshape by the courts over the last 20 years. James Phillips looks back at the most impactful cases
BESTrustees has promoted trustee executive Heather McGuire to its senior board.
BESTrustees has hired Peter Esam, Bob Hymas and Christopher Wheeler to its trustee executive team.
The perfect pension consultant should put their clients at the heart of everything they do and not offer off-the-shelf products, according to a panel of trustees.
Trustees are learning to get bolshy over contracts
PP finds more must be done to help member-nominated trustees be better governors
PP gets the industry opinion on Webb's five years as pensions minister
Mario Conti has been appointed a trustee executive by BESTrustees.