Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds must set investment objectives after the competition watchdog expanded those caught by its market investigation, but more clarity is needed, Hymans Robertson has said.
This week's top stories include ITS' management buyout from Mercer, and The Pensions Regulator launching a probe into single-employer defined contribution schemes' default funds.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a legally-binding order in a bid to help pension trustees make better decisions for the £1.6trn of retirement assets they oversee.
Respondents were divided on whether the Gogglebox series of adverts on auto-enrolment represented good value for money, after the government spent £800,000 on the partnership.
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
PP speaks to CBC Pension Services' Michael Clark about his views on the CMA's review into the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets.
PP speaks to Punter Southall Governance Services' Wayne Phelan about his views on the CMA's review into the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets.
PP speaks to Dalriada Trustees' Hugh Nolan about his views on the CMA's review into the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets.
PP speaks to BESTrustees director Heather McGuire about her views on the CMA's review into the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets.
This week's top stories included warnings that defined benefit (DB) transfers could become more difficult for trustees to process after regulatory register changes.
The government will proceed with a range of changes to the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets as recommended by a major competition review.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has taken its first steps towards imposing a suite of remedies for the investment consulting and fiduciary management markets.
This week's top stories were the British Steel review concluding that trustees "need professional help" on communications, and Smart Pension absorbing £12.5m Corporate Pensions Trust.
Some investment consultants and fiduciary managers may be misrepresenting the conclusions of a major market competition review to clients, XPS Pensions says.
Members and trustees will never understand GMP calculations, and the regulator should not be allowed to create its own rules, according to this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) should be abolished and audit and advisory businesses should be split into separate entities to improve the sector for both savers and investors, two reports published today say.
This week's top stories include the Competition and Markets Authority issuing its final report for the investigation into investment consultants, and The Pensions Regulator launching its first fraud prosecution.
As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) final report on the investment consultant market has been celebrated as having "real teeth" to produce better outcomes for members.
Tenders for first-time fiduciary management mandates will be mandatory, must be conducted on a closed basis, and will apply to any mandate for over 20% of a scheme's assets, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed.
BMO Global Asset Management has opened a UK fiduciary management business, promising a "truly open architecture" approach to deliver "better client outcomes".
The number of defined benefit (DB) schemes using fiduciary management grew by just 9% over the 12 months to June this year, according to KPMG.
Aon, Mercer and Willis Towers Watson have renewed criticism of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over its analysis of the benefits of tendering for fiduciary management contracts.
Tendering for fiduciary management has led to fees being reduced by between 19% and 22%, latest analysis by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) finds.