The Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group (ICSWG) has launched a guide to help trustees assess their investment consultants’ climate competency.
The long-debated Pension Schemes Bill has received parliamentary approval, guaranteeing its place on the statute book.
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 National Grid UK Pension Scheme has completed an £800m buy-in with Rothesay, its second bulk annuity transaction with the insurer.
Just over one-third (36%) of schemes retendering for full fiduciary management services are switching providers, latest analysis by Isio reveals.
With under three-quarters of a year left for retendering exercises to be completed, capacity issues could arise and reduce choice, writes James Phillips.
A dozen UK investment consulting firms have established a group aiming to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.
The Furness Building Society Pensions and Assurance Scheme has successfully transferred to the Enplan Pension Platform, following a competitive tender process.
Oversimplification must be avoided in The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) proposed revision of the defined benefit (DB) scheme funding code, and a third way might be necessary, the industry has said.
The industry has broadly backed proposals to require the largest schemes to publish climate risk disclosures but raised concerns about the workload of implementation as well as how to standardise the methodology used.
The defined contribution (DC) savings of young savers recovered most of their first quarter losses in the following three months, Isio has found.
The industry does not expect future mortality improvements to change despite the 60,000 excess deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic, a Society of Pension Professionals (SPP) poll finds.
Professional Pensions spoke to Isio chief executive Andrew Coles 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…
This week’s top stories included UBS’ completion of a £1.4bn longevity swap with Zurich and Canada Life, while chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the government’s Kickstart Scheme as part of provisions outlined in the Summer Statement.
Superfunds could be on course to complete multi-billion-pound transfers of defined benefit (DB) funds by the end of this year, Isio says.
Just over 10% of sponsors have requested the suspension of deficit reduction payments – a number that is likely to rise around 19% over the coming months.
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.
There is “no across the board good scenario for pension schemes” in the reforms to the Retail Prices Index (RPI) proposed by the Treasury, according to Isio actuary John Hodgson.