What were the most read opinion pieces on Professional Pensions over the last 12 months? Here are some of the top pieces from our commentators during the year.
Con Keating argues that "inflated" market-consistent valuation estimates are distorting cash equivalent transfer values and service costs.
Con Keating takes a look at different approaches to evaluating pension liabilities.
In the latest of his articles for Professional Pensions, Con Keating expands on his thoughts on pension liability valuation methodology and explains why his ideas are far from 'crackpot'.
In his second article on DB issues Con Keating asks what the purpose is of a pension fund?
Con Keating questions the need for discount rates and argues, even if we do use them, the current methodologies based on market-consistency and expected returns on investment are wrong.
Anthony Hilton's recent article on DB deficits has got everyone talking about how they should be calculated. However, Helen Morrissey doubts she will see any consensus any time soon.
Evening Standard's columnist Anthony Hilton's critique of how the industry deals with defined benefit deficits sparked much debate with Redington's Dan Mikulskis writing a rebuttal for Professional Pensions. Con Keating gives his view.
The Transparency Task Force (TTF) faces internal rifts after founding chair Andy Agathangelou joined the Investment Association's (IA) independent advisory board on cost transparency.
Two years have passed since the Law Commission's landmark review that attempted to clear up confusion over trustees' fiduciary duties. Stephanie Baxter finds despite some initial progress there is much more work to be done.
The industry has to be more flexible to make defined benefit (DB) schemes more sustainable during this time of economic uncertainty says Ros Altmann.
Is the Pensions Institute being “extravagantly alarmist”?
Asset managers must open up to allow investors to separate the skilful from the luck
Worries about flighty trustees miss the point
Chancellor George Osborne's commitment to austerity might force him to break his promise on the triple lock for state pensions. Michael Klimes finds out why
Con Keating says experience suggests trustees know less than they think
Five Stories you might have missed: Towers forced to pay out over delayed transfer; employee exemptions for AE; why costs and fees matter
This week's top stories include a slap on the wrist for Fidelity and Towers Watson over a delayed transfer request and regulations to exempt certain workers from auto-enrolment (AE), while Con Keating discusses how investment costs and fees should be...
The widely used AUM fee model only suits asset managers
Con Keating says government attempts to promote shareholder engagement are pointless and will increase costs
How do valuation method affect funding levels?
Con Keating says lessons have not been learnt
Why encouraging people to save more might not be the answer
Jack Jones looks at the reasons behind falling economic confidence in the industry
Brighton Rock head of research Con Keating argues for true engagement