2019 was a busy year on many fronts, and pensions was no exception. Paul Kitson gives his top ten predictions for the pensions industry in 2020.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is being pressed to ignore advice from a joint expert panel, which would store up problems with "pernicious consequences" for the higher education sector.
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
Robin Ellison says regulators need to seize the initiative and explain both to themselves and to scheme members that investment risk is a good thing.
As the issue of DB deficits continues to cause headaches, Charlotte Moore looks at how they can be dealt with.
The industry is watching the story unfold around BHS. PP looks at the latest developments.
DB members get far more pension for their tax than DC members
Taha Lokhandwala looks at how the availability of high quality corporate bonds affects schemes’ funding positions
Jack Jones examines the problems and possibilities in pooled defined contribution
Removing compulsory inflation proofing from defined benefit schemes would "widen the gulf" between public and private sector provision, says consultant John Ralfe.
The Pensions Policy Institute has rejected criticism of its methods used for calculating the effect of planned changes to public sector pensions.
A group of thirty international pension experts has challenged the Pensions Policy Institute's claim that planned reforms will significantly reduce the gap between public and private sector pensions.
The Pensions Regulator is to investigate Trinity Mirror after the publisher slashed payments to its scheme by £70m in a deal to pay off debts.
Government calculations on public sector pension savings have been labelled "fundamentally unsound" after independent analysis revealed increasing retirement ages failed to cut taxpayer costs.
UK - Alliance Boots is leaving itself open to mis-selling claims from its thousands of pensioners after it offered to change the way their plans are paid, its former finance chief said yesterday.
Alliance Boots is leaving itself open to mis-selling claims from its thousands of pensioners after it offered to change the way their plans are paid, its former finance chief said yesterday.
The Treasury should ditch plans to use GDP expectations to set public sector pension discount rates because it "fundamentally misrepresents" pension economics, leading figures say.
Using UK economic growth as a barometer for public sector pension payments is "absolute nonsense" which will continue to underestimate costs, John Ralfe says.
Local government pension schemes are using flawed discount rates in their latest triennial valuations to "grossly understate" their liabilities, an independent consultant says.
EUROPE - Pension funds will suffer "significant capital losses" if they continue to invest in sovereign bonds over equities, a leading fund manager says.
Pension funds will suffer "significant capital losses" if they continue to invest in sovereign bonds over equities, a leading fund manager says.
UK - The deficit of the Local Government Pension Scheme has more than doubled to £100bn ($156.5bn) since the scheme's last triennial valuation, a study shows.
The deficit of the Local Government Pension Scheme has more than doubled to £100bn since the scheme's last triennial valuation, a study shows.
BT's rivals have attacked the telecoms giant for seeking to charge customers to help plug its £8.8bn scheme deficit.