Will UK pension schemes become the employer of choice for investment professionals in future? David Rowley looks at the Australian experience and asks whether the UK will go down a similar path.
Jackie Wells has left the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) after two years as head of policy and research PP has learned.
KPMG has beefed up its defined contribution (DC) practice with the appointment of eight full-time DC specialists in senior management positions.
Adopting a "groupthink" mentality is not good news for trustee boards says Helen Morrissey.
Behavioural economics could help trustees avoid making mistakes that could ultimately put members at risk. Michael Klimes investigates
Trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes are failing to challenge their consultants on investment advice, according to research by SEI and IFF Research.
David Carstairs has been appointed business development director at Cartwright Group, as it looks to gain market share in the pension actuarial, consultancy and administration space.
Mercer has appointed Wayne Davidson as senior consultant in its investment advisory service as the firm looks to grow the business.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating asset managers and investment consultants over concerns about value for money and conflicts of interest.
LCP has been hired to advise the Rebus Insurance Services Limited Final Salary Pension Scheme (2003).
Trustee boards stand to gain a lot by adopting a more challenging stance with their advisers finds Helen Morrissey.
From time to time trustees may find one of their advisers has made a mistake. Claire Carroll and Richard Bacon highlight the key issues that need to be considered if you are considering legal action.
Kevin LeGrand has left Buck Consultants to become an independent consultant.
Natasha Browne asks whether consultants hold too much sway over trustees’ decisions on pension fund investing
Trustees struggle to assess asset managers and investment consultants, according a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) review that also identified conflicts of interest and a lack of competition in the markets.
This week, respondents said consultants should be required to disclose sales targets.
Almost three quarters of Buzz respondents want consultants with sales targets to have to disclose potential conflicts to clients.
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are more satisfied with their investment consultants (83%) than defined contribution (DC) plans (79%), according to the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF).
Rachel Dalton says providers are targeting tardy employers
Broadstone has signed a deal with Aviva to provide small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with auto-enrolment (AE) advice and plans to expand its AE team.
This week, Buzz respondents were adamant that investment consultants should be regulated.
Half of Buzz respondents feel consultants have a duty to promote stewardship, while three out of 10 contributors said this fell outside their remit.
Four out of five respondents said investment consultants should be fully regulated, while just over one in 10 said there was no call for this.
Jonathan Stapleton asks if investment consultants need regulation