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Bank of England (BoE) governor Andrew Bailey is understood to have warned against superfund consolidation of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes less than a week after the entities were given the green light by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
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.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a drafting template to help defined contribution (DC) scheme trustees produce their annual chair’s statements.
David Fairs is making a bid to complete 52 10k cross training sessions in a bid to raise £10,000 for Sarcoma UK.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are looking for alternatives to seeking additional cash contributions from sponsors to manage payouts in the wake of the Covid-19 market disruption, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
It would not be appropriate to rethink or completely abandon the planned revision to the defined benefit (DB) funding code, The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
David Fairs set outs why the regulator believes the economic fallout from Covid-19 is not a reason to abandon revisions to the DB funding regime.
Transfers between defined contribution (DC) schemes must continue to be prioritised by trustees during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns.
The Pensions Regulator has issued a raft of guidance on how DB schemes should face the current crisis. Here, David Fairs sets out more details in response to common questions.
The Pensions Regulator is anxious to meet the industry’s expectations, but this latest challenge does not come with a manual. Hope William-Smith speaks to David Fairs.
The actuarial valuations of at least a quarter of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are likely to have been “badly impacted” by coronavirus-related disruption to markets, says Aon.
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued another set of guidance for coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, with trustees urged to act work flexibly with administrators.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to eight senior professional trustees about accreditation, diversity and the issues they face in their roles.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has issued special guidance for administrators as they grapple with the Covid-19 crisis.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees should be open to employer requests to reduce or suspend deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) if there is a good reason to do so, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.
In a video shared with Professional Pensions, XPS Pensions Group co-chief executive Paul Cuff speaks to The Pensions Regulator executive director David Fairs about employer suspension of deficit contributions and other regulatory guidance in the current...
A two-track approach to DB funding valuations is expected to improve regulatory compliance while maintaining a level of scheme-specific flexibility where needed. James Phillips looks at some of the proposals
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out plans for twin-track defined benefit (DB) funding rules mixing clearer regulatory expectations with scheme-specific flexibility.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched an alternative accreditation programme for professional trustees.
The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) will open to applications for its professional trustee accreditation framework from the start of the 2020/21 financial year.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced new measures around the appointment of professional trustees following concerns that poor governance is putting members’ savings at risk.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed 90% of people are saving into the largest master trusts, creating a “safe and stable” workplace pension market.