Without proper support from pension professionals, savers are left vulnerable to attacks on all sides, says Henry Tapper.
An agreed definition of value for money would make it easier for members to compare pensions, but it could be difficult as schemes are so different, writes Kim Kaveh.
Henry Tapper is often described as Britain’s most controversial pensions blogger. Kim Kaveh meets him on his boat, Lady Lucy, to talk about pensions past, present and future.
It is perhaps inherently difficult to find an agreed definition of value for money, but some methodologies could act as a stopgap, argues Jonathan Stapleton.
Trustees should seize the opportunity to engage and educate members about their investment choices, says Henry Tapper.
Last month, a roundtable looked at the future of CDC and whether master trusts are well-placed to provide such an arrangement. Kim Kaveh reports
Kim Kaveh speaks to industry experts about what could be in store for the UK's default auto-enrolment provider.
Henry Tapper shares his thoughts on how IGCs could provide value for money statements that people wanted to read
Henry Tapper says proposals to tender the data architecture, putting one organisation or consortium as sole pension finder - are proving contentious
What were the most read opinion pieces on Professional Pensions over the last 12 months? We look at some of the top pieces from our commentators during the year.
Henry Tapper says the Lloyds GMP ruling will see little benefit for members but profound fees to administrators.
Industry heavyweights have urged chancellor Philip Hammond to take action on the net pay pensions tax relief anomaly which affects lower-paid earners.
Henry Tapper says CDC makes sense as a means of solving one of the most intractable of economic problems but this 'new order of things' is getting a bad reception
Henry Tapper says while most IGCs are making progress, there is still a long way to go until they fulfill the promises set by the OFT.
A third round of IGC reports show most have lowered charges, but transaction costs remain hard to pin down. Kim Kaveh looks at the key findings.
Henry Tapper says as the initial euphoria of 'never having to buy an annuity again' wears off, the prospect of freedoms becomes less appealing
What were the most read analysis articles on Professional Pensions over the last 12 months? Here are the top stories of the year
Industry experts are worried many British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members will end up in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) instead of switching to the new fund.
A "special" evidence hearing will be held by the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) in order to probe "questionable approaches and unsuitable advice" given to British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members
There have been calls to extend salary exchange rules to lower-paid earners. However, Kim Kaveh finds it would be very complicated and could cause problems for members
Henry Tapper says removing NDAs between operators and fund managers is a critical step in the journey towards assessing value for money
While the government moots allowing schemes to swap indices when rules are rigid, James Phillips explores whether a new index could end the debate
A union proposal for Royal Mail to create a risk sharing scheme has brought back the idea of defined ambition. Stephanie Baxter looks at how it would work and if it could set a blueprint for others
A new index hopes to demonstrate the economic case for annuities in comparison to cash ISAs, equities and drawdown, but is this really possible? James Phillips reports