PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The challenges for small pension funds to buy out their liabilities are well-known. A solution has emerged and is set to become popular across the DB universe, writes Stephanie Baxter
KPMG chief economist Yael Selfin will deliver the keynote speech at Professional Pensions' Spring Investment Conference.
A revised funding code for defined benefit (DB) schemes could have a £100bn impact on pension schemes and employers when published, KPMG analysis has found.
This week's top stories included Cardano announcing plans to acquire Now Pensions from a Dutch pension fund later this year.
KPMG has introduced ratings for fiduciary management products and managers, mirroring its current approach with other investment manager funds.
Lemonade has launched a retirement service in a bid to help trustees and employers guide defined benefit (DB) members through their options.
The first specialist independent firm advising pension schemes on bulk annuities or moving to a consolidator has been set up with ambitions to shake up the market.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to TPR's David Fairs about the organisation's plans for the year ahead, its work around consolidation and the rationale behind one-to-one supervision
BMO Global Asset Management has opened a UK fiduciary management business, promising a "truly open architecture" approach to deliver "better client outcomes".
KPMG has announced three senior hires in its investment advisory team as the firm sets up an investment advisory practice in Bristol.
This week's top stories included KPMG facing a disciplinary tribunal over its work in the Silentnight pensions case, and a proposal for simplified defined benefit structures
KPMG and partner David Costley-Wood have been accused of deliberately providing untrue, misleading or materially incomplete pensions information during the Silentnight saga.
The number of defined benefit (DB) schemes using fiduciary management grew by just 9% over the 12 months to June this year, according to KPMG.
"Defective" company audits could mean millions of savers in pensions funds are "losing out", says the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as it launches a probe of the audit sector.
The pensions landscape is full of change and opportunity, says a wide-ranging report. James Phillips explores some of the views on the changes afoot.
Predictions that LDI flows could peak as soon as 2021 have led to hopes of higher gilt yields. However, Stephanie Baxter finds there are many variables at play.
The newly-launched Fiduciary Management Performance Standard has gained support from the biggest providers of independent evaluation services to pension funds.
Xafinity Punter Southall has appointed Simeon Willis as its inaugural chief investment officer (CIO) as it seeks to strengthen its investment offering.
Investment consultants are failing to recommend products that outperform net of fees, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said as its investigation into the market continues.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has hired David Fairs as executive director for regulatory policy, analysis and advice, following Andrew Warwick-Thompson's departure last year.
Granada and Thorn were mainly focused on the "share of the cake" and "taking out as much cash as possible" when negotiating the launch of the 50:50 joint venture of Box Clever, the Upper Tribunal has been told.
As the Work and Pensions Committee's consultation on CDC closes, Stephanie Baxter asks whether it could offer a viable alternative in the binary pensions system
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has provided little evidence of hard action despite being aware of problems at Carillion since at least 2008, Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has said.