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.
PIC calls for creation of compulsory not-for-profit consolidator to take on smaller underfunded schemes
Pension Insurance Corporation has reiterated its call for the establishment of a new consolidation vehicle, run by a not-for-profit agency, to target smaller underfunded schemes with weak sponsors.
With the launch of an interim regime, the consolidation market is set to take off. But before superfunds begin taking on schemes, the regulator must have 'rigour and understanding' of the market, David Fairs tells James Phillips.
Small defined contribution (DC) schemes will be “nudged” into consolidation under new government plans to ramp up governance.
Smart Pension is set to take on all members and employers of the Welplan Pensions Master Trust, following its closure last year.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed 90% of people are saving into the largest master trusts, creating a “safe and stable” workplace pension market.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has published its first batch of guidance on defined contribution (DC) master trust transition, as further consolidation is expected.
Without specialist help, smaller DB schemes are being left behind in a bulk annuity market increasingly focused on mega-deals, says Rob Dales.
A narrow majority of this week's 108 Pensions Buzz respondents said there was no need to make workplace pension scheme membership mandatory.
Boris Johnson's government will deliver its first Queen's Speech on 14 October, the prime minister has announced.
KGC Associates' administration survey revealed the industry thinks administration is not taken seriously. Holly Roach looks at the survey findings.
Medicash has transferred its defined benefit (DB) scheme to TPT Retirement Solutions' DB Complete master trust, improving the security of member's benefits.
In this webinar, panellists discuss some of the key questions around defined benefit consolidation, including what it is trying to achieve and the suitability of various models.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents were mostly in agreement that 10 weeks is an appropriate length of time to conduct a full DB to DC transfer.
Coventry Building Society has transferred its £220m defined benefit (DB) scheme to TPT Retirement Solutions' DB master trust.
Smart Pension has taken on over 20,000 active members from the £20m Corpad Master Trust, following a strategic review by the ceding firm's trustees.
Scheme members are not equipped to deal with the tax implications of accessing their pension, last week's Pensions Buzz respondents said.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) policy board has agreed a four-year plan focusing on consolidation, adequate contributions, effective management and well-run schemes.
Three in five trustees have not heard of Clara Pensions, one of two defined benefit (DB) consolidators to have launched since last year's government white paper.
The default charge cap for defined contribution (DC) investment strategies should not be amended to make it easier to access illiquid assets, a majority of last week's 91 respondents said.
As the consultation on defined benefit (DB) consolidation closes this week, PIC's Jay Shah sets out his concerns about the superfund model
Smart Pension has absorbed more than 6,500 members from the Corporate Pensions Trust (CPT) after its trustees decided not to apply for authorisation.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to TPR's David Fairs about the organisation's plans for the year ahead, its work around consolidation and the rationale behind one-to-one supervision
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents were almost equally split on whether The Pensions Regulator (TPR) needed a fresh strategy as its chief executive changes.