A history and the rationale for DB schemes - part three: TPR and its Foucauldian disciplinary powers
In the third feature of a three-part series, Iain Clacher and Con Keating look back at the UK’s defined benefit universe, exploring how the arrival of TPR impacted scheme funding
In the second feature of a three-part series, Iain Clacher and Con Keating look back at the UK’s defined benefit universe, exploring how the Maxwell scandal impacted scheme funding regulations.
In the first feature of a three-part series, Iain Clacher and Con Keating look back at the UK’s defined benefit universe, exploring why the schemes were set up, how they have changed, and the case for their creation.
Costly DB scheme regulations can result in abuses of equitable relations among stakeholders, say Iain Clacher and Con Keating.
Blockchain is a "natural solution" to many of the challenges a collective defined contribution (CDC) structure poses for pension governance and administration.
Iain Clacher and Con Keating say there is much confusion over pension valuations and argue all the methods currently used are wrong. They say a pragmatic resolution could be to use the expected return on assets
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed the 20 members and four observer organisations of its Institutional Disclosure Working Group.
The most important characteristics in advisers differ by scheme size, but the approach to investment is not overly dissimilar, James Phillips writes
This week's top stories include coverage of a green paper response which said The Pensions Regulator needs to be investigated and the Pension Protection Fund privatised.
The industry believes the Conservative proposals for pensions are the best approach, with some stating the commitment to ditch the triple lock is a 'bold but correct' move.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should be investigated by a Royal Commission, according to a response to the government's green paper on defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Research suggests trustees have a good understanding of basic charges but are less certain on other costs. Michael Klimes looks at the findings
Almost all defined benefit (DB) trustees show excellent understanding of financial concepts, but most boards lack diversity.