Michael Ambery argues that AE faces a potential key fork in its journey, with the government missing a prime opportunity with the Kick Start Scheme, and employers need to step up instead.
An “early warning” tool has been launched by Hymans Robertson to help defined benefit (DB) schemes understand which potential regulatory approach will be more suitable for their current funding strategy.
Professional Pensions spoke to Hymans Robertson senior partner John Dickson as part of an exclusive series of interviews with the leaders of some of the UK’s leading pension consulting firms. This is what he had to say…
Available on demand... Louise Sivyer and Michelle Cracknell among the speakers at PP's DeskFlix event on the Future of DC
The latest virtual event in PP’s DeskFlix series took place on 7 July
The revenue of the three biggest pension consultancy firms in the UK fell slightly in 2019, dropping from £1.16bn in 2018 to £1.14bn in 2019.
PP has analysed the accounts of the biggest pension consulting firms and recorded the turnover (revenue) in their most recent accounts. The full leaderboard is below…
There will be a “surge” of employers moving defined contribution (DC) occupational trust pension schemes to master trusts as lockdown eases and employees return to work post-furlough, Hymans Robertson says.
Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
Increased pension deficits are putting additional strain on many charities already financially struggling in the midst of Covid-19, latest research by Hymans Robertson finds.
Covid-19 has thrown up key questions on adaptability, administration processes and new working methods for the LGPS. Ian Colvin takes a look at how funds have responded and the changes that lie ahead.
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.
Defined contribution (DC) pensions are showing positive signs of market recovery after dramatic falls in the number of expected retirements this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Hymans Robertson scheme actuary and partner Patrick Bloomfield has been elected chair of the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
Hymans Robertson has launched a segment identifier tool to help schemes meet The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) expectations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pensions Management Institute has produced an industry guide to Covid-19.
Pensions and financial services consultancy Hymans Robertson has promoted three partners to the role of equity partner and nine others to partner.
Northern LGPS has opened a procurement framework for property investment managers, mirroring existing collaboration agreements with local authority funds.
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) annual funding statement aims to keep up pressure on schemes but tries to avoid putting undue strain on employers at a time of crisis, the industry says.
This week’s top stories included figures from Aon showing the actuarial valuations of at least a quarter of defined benefit schemes are likely to have been badly impact by Covid-19. Also, The Pensions Regulator issued further guidance for employers with...
The coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to curb pension scheme enthusiasm for buy-ins and buyouts, says Hymans Robertson.
Technology is at the heart of BA Pensions’ drive to help members and it wants to share that with others. James Phillips speaks to BA Pensions chief executive Fraser Smart.
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
HM Revenue and Customs has extended the deadline for the issue of final reconciliation data cuts due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Against a Covid-19 backdrop of deteriorating funding positions and reduced ability to pay DRCs, Alistair Russell-Smith looks at key actions for scheme sponsors.