Schemes may have had a trustee board structure in place for 50 years, but is it really ticking all the governance boxes in the current – and increasingly onerous – regulatory environment, asks Karen Parry.
Local government funds should ditch prescribed governance models and move instead towards an outcomes-based approach with minimum standards, a report has proposed.
A large number of pension schemes are falling short of The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) governance and trusteeship expectations, according to research by XPS Pensions.
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 regulator is looking to accelerate the consolidation of pension schemes. David Fairs explains why.
Schemes are too focused on outcomes when assessing governance, when this may be a result of circumstance not skill. James Phillips looks at whether governance needs more of a framework.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents agreed the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is sometimes right to vote against company voluntary agreement (CVA) proposals.
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.
Elizabeth Bostock says the industry must move away from positioning governance as something to just satisfy the regulator
The DWP has led a tailored review of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) following calls for it to become a more active regulator in the industry.
Oxfordshire County Council has seen a "significant improvement" to its pension fund governance following action by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Industry Voice: A fiduciary management approach gives trustees a richness of information you can't get with a standard adviser approach, especially in times of market uncertainty, explain Russell Investments' David Rae and Paul Wharton
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.
Lesley Carline has been elected as the new president of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI). She speaks to Victoria Ticha about her plans
Alison Hatcher looks at why it is so important to improve diversity in the pensions sector, and how to do it
A suite of liability driven investment (LDI) indices has been launched by STOXX and RiskFirst to aid trustees and consultants select, monitor and challenge managers.
Harus Rai looks at how The Pensions Regulator's work to improve scheme governance has an impact on smaller schemes.
Dan Brocklebank says the FCA's proposed solution to address conflicts of interests at asset managers does not go far enough
Redington has launched an investment governance service to help trustees receive "honest feedback" after many said they rarely see such comments from consultants.
The Dutch custodian bank is launching a dedicated financial technology team to build innovative and unique data solutions to improve pension scheme governance, PP can reveal.
The government's white paper on defined benefit (DB) sustainability may include a heavy focus on scheme consolidation, benefit simplification and The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) powers, a senior civil servant has hinted.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a campaign to boost standards of governance across all schemes.
Schroders has launched a global multi-factor equity fund for defined contribution (DC) schemes in a bid to provide an investment strategy which targets consistent outperformance in a risk-controlled way.