Aegon has incorporated ESG into its £19bn TargetPlan defined contribution (DC) default fund for its master trust and group personal pension plan.
NEST has selected two fund managers it will use to invest in private credit, enabling its members to benefit from the private markets investments.
Aviva has launched a defined contribution (DC) default investment strategy for its workplace pension clients, incorporating ethical and ESG considerations.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) deserves recent criticism over past failings, notably with Carillion, according to a narrow majority of this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
The industry is currently focused on the investment risks of DC default strategies. Maria Nazarova-Doyle says the real dangers could lie elsewhere
Atlas Master Trust has appointed Schroders as one of its investment managers to develop the provider's default fund proposition.
Default solutions need to be amended to take account of the changing use of funds at retirement since Freedom and Choice was introduced, Zurich has said.
The AE review is considering bringing transaction costs into the DC charge cap, but such a move could lead to perverse behaviour that is not in members' best interests. Stephanie Baxter explores the arguments
The greatest environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk in a typical defined contribution (DC) default fund is the way businesses are run, a report has found.
Recent research from Cerulli Associates shows improving the quality of DC default funds is a major priority for the industry across Europe. Helen Morrissey looks at how this might be done.
Sue Pemberton looks at how default fund design will need to evolve following Freedom and Choice.
Providers should steer members towards vetted retirement solutions to protect the value of their savings, according to Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM).
Latest research from Schroders finds investment diversification among FTSE defined contribution plan default funds is at a three-year high. Jonathan Stapleton looks at the findings
A majority of 170 respondents to this week's Pensions Buzz believe The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should make Sir Philip Green pay money into the BHS Pension Scheme.
Scottish Widows will be one of the first providers to bulk switch its workplace pension customers into default funds tailored to freedom and choice.
Trustees should not become complacent by thinking members who are auto-enrolled (AE) into default funds are adequately provided for, according to AHC.
Figures show contribution rates fell between 2014 and 2015, amid concerns people could have to work until their 80s. Kristian Brunt-Seymour asks if legislative measures are the answer.
Thomas Nehring talks about how many DGF strategies failed to deliver during recent market volatility.
More than 60% of trust-based schemes do not provide access to a flexible drawdown facility, suggesting a slow response to the April freedoms, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Differences in the performance of the biggest defined contribution default fund mean some members could miss out on more than £500,000 of retirement income, warns JLT Employee Benefits.
Measuring value for money is difficult because it is completely subjective but there is a way forward, finds Stephanie Baxter
Concerns have been raised about low defined contribution (DC) saving rates as the number of DC savers exceeds active defined benefit (DB) membership for the first time.
Hugh Nolan takes a look at some of the factors that affect retirement decision making.
What are the big challenges facing schemes?