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.
As an interim regime for consolidators is launched, Emma Watkins looks at how to enhance protection of members’ benefits.
As new figures from the Pension Protection Fund show the shortfall of final salary schemes in deficit grew to £256.4bn during April, Joe Dabrowski examines how the superfund structure could help…if only we had one.
A panel of experts have shared their views on how DB schemes can make good consolidation decisions. Kim Kaveh reports from the PLSA’s annual conference .
Many schemes are actively thinking about defined benefit (DB) consolidation and are waiting in the wings for the superfunds to prove themselves before engaging, Clara says.
Boris Johnson's government will deliver its first Queen's Speech on 14 October, the prime minister has announced.
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.
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.
Concern about the potential impact on employer covenants has been rated the top risk for defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a PTL survey.
Defined benefit (DB) consolidator Clara will get up to £500m of capital backing from global credit investment firm TPG Sixth Street Partners (TSSP), paving the way for its first deals.
The Pension Protection Fund has published its final levy rules for 2019/20 following a consultation launched in September.
This week's top stories included the Department for Work and Pensions issuing two separate consultations on the pensions dashboard and defined benefit consolidation.
Defined benefit (DB) superfunds that wish to enter the market must talk to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about their plans before opening for business.
It will take between three and five years before collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes are up and running, despite the government launching a consultation on the provision.
John McAleer sets out four areas where a change in approach to managing mature pension funds could lead to better outcomes for members, trustees and sponsors.
The government needs to boost pension schemes' access to illiquid investments, remedy the net-pay tax relief anomaly, and focus on securing a "successful Brexit" for pensions in its upcoming Budget, says the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)....
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
With DB consolidation vehicles set to take the limelight, James Phillips speaks to Clara co-founders Adam Saron and Kim Toker about the fund's model, ambition and wider views
Lawrence Churchill has been appointed as the first chairman of defined benefit (DB) consolidator Clara's corporate board.
Any surplus generated by The Pension Superfund will be shared between members and the defined benefit (DB) consolidator's capital providers, Alan Rubenstein has said.
Respondents say it is a bad idea to state the extent member views are taken into account when setting investment strategies.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we wanted to know whether defined benefit (DB) schemes with recovery plans over 10 years should have to explain, and if the regulator should create a pool of 'super trustees' that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems...
Defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles may be subject to a special levy if they are deemed eligible for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in the event of a failure.