Professional trustees can improve scheme governance, clear up misunderstandings, and ensure regulatory compliance, argues David Fairs
David Fairs: Trustees have a tremendous responsibility, so it is right to expect knowledge and understanding
Member-nominated trustees bring clear value to scheme boards, but it is important their knowledge is up to scratch, says David Fairs
In the first of a series of exclusive articles for Professional Pensions, TPR's David Fair's explores the role of sole trustees, outlines some of the regulators' concerns and calls for evidence from the industry.
Professionalisation of trustee boards remains on the agenda as the regulator asks the industry whether they should be mandatory. James Phillips explores the latest consultation.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a consultation on scheme governance and trusteeship, urging "badly-run schemes" to improve or consolidate.
The regulator is looking to accelerate the consolidation of pension schemes. David Fairs explains why.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has updated its defined contribution (DC) investment guidance to reflect changes to upcoming ESG regulations, following requests from the industry for further information.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a pilot to ensure single-employer defined contribution (DC) schemes are meeting their legal obligations and properly governing default arrangements.
The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has appointed seven further governors to join over 100 already in post.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published contingency planning guidance for trustees to help them manage risk.
The government will proceed with a range of changes to the investment consultant and fiduciary management markets as recommended by a major competition review.
TPR has set out specific guidance for trustees and employers with schemes approaching a valuation. Kim Kaveh looks at the details of its annual funding statement.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched its first round of guidance to help administrators, trustees and employers assess the quality of their data.
Professional trustees will be expected to apply for accreditation in the near future as a regulator-backed working group has published a set of seven standards against which they will need to demonstrate compliance.
The Pensions Regulator will consider if schemes should be required to have professional trustees and assess the case for greater regulation of administrators and system providers, PP can reveal.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to TPR's David Fairs about the organisation's plans for the year ahead, its work around consolidation and the rationale behind one-to-one supervision
Defined benefit (DB) superfunds that wish to enter the market must talk to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about their plans before opening for business.
Many smaller pension schemes are failing to demonstrate they provide good value for members, latest research by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) shows.
The majority of defined benefit (DB) savers may sit in "well-run, larger schemes", according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR), but the watchdog has warned it will act on smaller schemes that are "lagging behind".
The Pensions Administration Standards Association's (PASA) Defined Contribution Governance (DC) Working Group has published guidance to help trustees, employers and administrators navigate an increasingly "complex" market.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has hired David Fairs as executive director for regulatory policy, analysis and advice, following Andrew Warwick-Thompson's departure last year.
As the Work and Pensions Committee's consultation on CDC closes, Stephanie Baxter asks whether it could offer a viable alternative in the binary pensions system
Introducing a flat rate of tax relief at 20% could save the Treasury up to £13bn, according to calculations by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI).
The government should establish an independent pensions commission to promote the betterment of private retirement income provision and make recommendations on both state and public sector provision, the Association of Consulting Actuaries says.