The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds of Essex and the London Borough of Merton have appointed Hymans Robertson for investment consultancy services.
Guidelines on what is and is not viewed as defined benefit (DB) trustees providing members with regulated advice need to be clearer, respondents to a Professional Pensions survey say.
Guidance to help trustees comply with climate disclosure rules will also call on them to “act now” to protect pension savers from climate risk, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says.
Just one quarter of defined benefit (DB) members are confident about making decisions at retirement, according to research by Hymans Robertson.
Here it is, our monthly digest of the most important pension articles Professional Pensions has written and published over the last month, along with some contextual notes.
Hymans Robertson, Lothian Pension Fund, and UK Power Networks have been reaccredited by the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA).
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) concluded £5.6bn on bulk annuities in 2020 after recording just over £2.1bn in the second half of the year.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Hymans Robertson senior partner John Dickson and managing partner Shireen Anisuddin as the firm celebrates its 100th anniversary, discussing the consultancy’s first 100 years and looking to the future of both its business...
More than a third of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are running “worryingly close to the deadline” to comply with the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) retendering order, according to Hymans Robertson.
After a decade of de-risking, there is still more to do, particularly for those schemes late to the hedging party, writes James Phillips.
The normal minimum pension age (NMPA) is set to increase to 57 under plans unveiled in a government consultation today (11 February).
Around £1trn of pension risk could be insured by just over a decade’s time as bulk annuity volumes grow rapidly, also boosting insurers’ rankings in the FTSE 100, according to Hymans Robertson.
The Staffordshire Pension Fund has reappointed Hymans Robertson to a seven-year contract for investment consultancy services.
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…
Hymans Robertson has acquired Bath Actuarial Consulting (BAC) in a bid to boost its corporate consulting business.
The Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group (ICSWG) has launched a guide to help trustees assess their investment consultants’ climate competency.
Hymans Robertson has pledged to be lifetime net-zero carbon by 2025, meaning it will offset all its carbon emissions dating back to its formation in 1921.
Tender Watch: GMC scheme reappoints Aon; Homes England hires Hymans; Civil Service appoints NTT Data for CSPS and RMSPS schemes
Professional Pensions rounds up some of the latest tender awards from across the industry.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds are being urged to prioritise cashflow management as investors are challenged to find income in traditional fixed income and property markets.
This week’s top stories included news that buy-in and buyout volumes are set to reach £30-£40bn in 2021, while Pensions Infrastructure Platform owner announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange.
The Scottish Enterprise Pension & Life Assurance Scheme (SEPLAS) has appointed Hymans Robertson and Isio following a formal tender process.
The pensions industry still trails behind others with its use of technology, writes Holly Roach.
Aviva Life & Pensions has concluded an £875m buy-in with its own staff pension scheme, following on from a similar transaction last year.
Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on how the pensions industry can make a real impact when it comes to ESG – asking what is better, to engage or to divest.