All signs point to imminent and substantial growth in consolidation, according to a range of speakers across the industry, including TPR, at the recent Professional Pensions DB Consolidation Conference.
Over half (55%) of FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) schemes could buyout with an insurer within the next 10 years, according to Barnett Waddingham.
Matthew Harrison looks at what the forthcoming defined benefit funding code of practice means for pension schemes
The Royal Mail Defined Benefit Cash Balance Scheme (DBCBS) has ended its first full-year with a £9m actuarial surplus, the company says.
Paul McGlone says let's start with the basics, re-unite members with their DB schemes, and provide some very basic information
John Gray predicts teething problems ahead and says regulation will result in a cultural shock for some schemes
Rory Murphy says a bona fide mediation process could provide valuable evidence of reasonableness for trustee and employer alike
As the DWP's consultation on consolidation comes to a close, Stephanie Baxter takes a look at the industry's responses
As concerned pension funds are flocking to 'safe' assets or buying equity protection, John Gray points out there is no such thing as a 'free lunch' in life
Malcolm McClean questions whether we really need the complex tapered annual allowance, lifetime allowance and money purchase annual allowance at all
The University of Manchester is consulting on closing its non-academic staff final salary fund to future accrual and enrolling new recruits into a defined contribution (DC) scheme.
Martin Hunter says while new TPR powers will increase the burden on all DB employers, it isn't all doom and gloom
The combined IAS 19 accounting surplus of Royal Mail's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell to £2.2bn in March from £3.8bn a year ago, according to its annual report.
The Intergenerational Commission has suggested a series of policy reforms to address the intergenerational divide in pensions. Kim Kaveh considers the proposals
Strong employers should consider contributing more money to reduce pension deficits over a shorter period of time, especially where they are paying out excessive shareholder dividends, the watchdog has said.
The closure of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) to future accrual means 20,000 active members will move to an 'enhanced' defined contribution (DC) scheme, after the company reached a deal with the union.
Breaking the closed-loop thinking in pensions is possible if we can change our collective mind-set, according to David Blake and Matthew Syed
GKN has announced plans to make a cash contribution of £160m into its defined benefit (DB) pension schemes as part of demerger plans designed to fend off a hostile takeover by Melrose Industries.
This week's top stories include articles about the CMI's latest mortality projections model and its accompanying report, which show a clear trend in life expectancy.
Richard Butcher says we need proper debate about proposed DB solutions to avoid rushed and ill-thought-out legislation
A new law allowing co-habiting couples to register as civil partners could add billions to the liabilities of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
BESTrustees has appointed Karen Theobald to its team of trustee executives as the firm continues to expand.
The industry has been calling for some sort of alternative to defined benefit (DB) schemes for as long as I can remember - saying such arrangements could provide a third way between DB and defined contribution (DC) schemes.
Richard Favier says extending the 12-month period would result in a lot of companies seeking to pass their pension debts to the PPF