Up to 32% of employers will not amend their defined contribution (DC) schemes in light of the Budget 2014 changes according to research from Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM).
The Budget changes have brought major changes to how people access their pension pots. Helen Morrissey examines research that finds major implications for pre-retirement investments too.
PP research finds the industry bullish
Simon Chinnery outlines the key risks surrounding DC investment.
Thomson Reuters is overhauling its DC default offering and is set to offer in-scheme drawdown following the introduction of pension freedoms.
PP looks at research on how multinational firms run their pension schemes
In the first of a two part research project Professional Pensions asks readers how last year's Budget and the DC charge cap are affecting investment strategies.
PP looks at why good drawdown solutions must 'remember the members'
PP runs through what schemes must do to be prepared for 6 April
More than half of asset management firms will not reduce fees for the April charge cap on defined contribution (DC) default funds, according to a poll.
Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) will have only limited powers to improve value for money in contract-based schemes due to legal constraints, it has been warned.
The abolishment of short service refunds (SSRs) will force some defined contribution (DC) schemes to switch to lower-cost investment strategies, consultants have warned.
The DC charge cap could push out good quality managers and products, says Stephanie Baxter
PP looks at why asset managers feeling the pinch might not be all good news
The incoming charge for defined contribution (DC) default funds could lead to increased volatility, BlackRock has warned.
Total UK pensions coordinator Laura Perks (pictured) says Total UK is looking to overhaul its default fund as part of a complete review that is currently underway.
Wolseley head of reward, benefits and policy Neil McCawley (pictured) sees changes to the Wolseley Group Defined Contribution Plan as an "evolution rather than a revolution".
Why First Group is considering adopting a multi-default fund strategy for the First UK Bus Pension Scheme
First group reward and pensions director John Chilman (pictured) says increased member engagement will be necessary in order for individuals to choose the most appropriate default option.
Schemes and providers must consider having a default option for the decumulation stage, according to industry participants at a National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) seminar.
Policymakers' decision not to apply forthcoming governance and transparency rules to funds other than default options may lead to a regulatory gap in defined contribution (DC), Linklaters has warned.
Maintaining a diversified investment approach in default solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is increasingly challenging due to cost constraints, according to research.
Providers are struggling to assess value for money in defined contribution default funds because of the wide variation in outcomes targeted by members, according to research.
PP speaks to L&G's Rob Durbin about how the firm communicated AE to members
Savers in defined contribution (DC) default funds are far more exposed to emerging markets than they realise, a research paper has warned.