There has been a huge amount of talk about the challenges facing DB schemes. Jonathan Stapleton asks if we are really facing a crisis and, if so, what needs to happen.
Baroness Altmann believes DB scheme consolidation would both reduce administration costs and deliver better outcomes for members
The PLSA's DB taskforce has released more details about its suggested scheme consolidation route, but questions remain about how it would work in practice. James Phillips reports
Consolidating defined benefit (DB) schemes could give members greater security and lead to more affordable benefits, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) taskforce has said.
Helen Morrissey spoke to DB Taskforce chairman Ashok Gupta at the recent PLSA Investment Conference about industry reaction to its recent report
The PLSA's DB taskforce has suggested employers should be able to offload their DB scheme into merged 'superfunds'. James Phillips explores the idea.
The industry must change its mind-set that consolidation of defined benefit (DB) funds is too difficult, according to DB Taskforce chairman Ashok Gupta.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has advocated a "full merger" of defined benefit (DB) schemes which splits employers from their burgeoning obligations.
Graham Vidler says there needs to be a focus on simplicity in pension.
The DB Taskforce's interim report reveals the risk of schemes not paying benefits in full is higher than previously thought. Jonathan Stapleton looks at the findings and assesses what can be done.
The UK should appreciate its defined benefit (DB) system and not make hasty reforms which undermine its sustainability according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The industry has come up with various ways to solve the numerous challenges faced by DB schemes. Kristian Brunt-Seymour examines responses to the DB Taskforce's call for evidence.
Concerns have been raised about making members more aware of risks to their defined benefit (DB) pensions, for fear of leading to panic and knee-jerk reactions.
The de-risking phenomenon is drying up long-term investment in younger generations as companies are forced to put more into defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to Ashok Gupta.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's DB taskforce is exploring whether members should be better informed about the risks to their benefits. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at how this could work
Defined benefit (DB) scheme members need to be made more aware of the risks to their benefits according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's Ashok Gupta.