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.
Trustees must know the signs of sponsor distress and be prepared to act quickly as the “first line of defence” for savers, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned.
Most defined benefit (DB) schemes (70%) would not meet The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) ‘fast track’ requirements, according to analysis by Hymans Robertson.
The Marks and Spencer (M&S) Pension Scheme has completed two buy-ins with Aviva and Phoenix, insuring a total of £750m of benefits.
Only one third of defined benefit (DB) schemes lengthened their recovery plan end dates in 2019, according to research by Hymans Robertson.
Fewer pension schemes are targeting self-sufficiency as their long-term objective while bulk annuity pricing improves and the consolidation market opens up.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2020...
The pensions industry has raised some concerns around the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) value for money definitions for workplace pensions.
Hymans Robertson has cut the carbon footprint of its pension plan by around 33% while delivering lower charges by launching a fresh default investment strategy.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme members with weaker employers face a 50% chance of a cut in benefits due to sponsor insolvency, according to Hymans Robertson.
Hymans Robertson has appointed Simon Mortimer as chief digital officer (CDO) - a new role created in a bid to enhance its digital impact.
A dozen UK investment consulting firms have established a group aiming to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.
The data behind the pensions dashboard must be secure, transparent, and comprehensive enough to gain the trust of savers, the industry has said.
Understanding of topics that have traditionally been the focus of Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) fund committees is high, Hymans Robertson has found.
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.