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 Pensions Regulator (TPR) has decided not to take any action against Bernard Matthews after the food products business used a pre-pack administration to offload its pension scheme in 2016.
The Willis Pension Scheme has entered into a longevity swap transaction with Munich Re to manage longevity risk in relation to around £1bn of pensioner liabilities.
Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
Charlotte Moore looks at how the Covid-19 economic crisis will affect funding for schemes in differing amounts.
The 3i Group Pension Plan has agreed a £650m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring the remaining benefits within the scheme.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has launched an advisory panel to support trustees of schemes whose sponsoring employer is stressed or distressed.
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) Annual Funding Statement (AFS) is a fixture in the defined benefit (DB) pensions calendar but its arrival this year could not be against a more changed backdrop: new leaders for the two largest political parties, the country...
The UK will leave the EU on 31 January, Professional Pensions’ expert advisory panel tells James Phillips what pension schemes should now be thinking about.
Greater regulatory focus on covenant, holistic risk management, and long-term targets has helped proactive schemes approach their endgames earlier, says Adolfo Aponte.
Professional Pensions' expert Brexit Advisory Panel discusses the key considerations for schemes ahead of the UK's potential exit from the European Union
Matthew Harrison looks at what the forthcoming defined benefit funding code of practice means for pension schemes
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2019...
Some 52% of pension professionals believe superfunds will become a commonplace solution for certain defined benefit (DB) schemes, a Lincoln Pensions survey finds.
Headline dividend payments have reached record levels in 2018. James Phillips asks if trustees should be concerned over the current high level of yields.
The industry has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) consultation on defined benefit (DB) consolidation as a way to address scheme covenant issues.
There is a lack of clarity over DB funding targets. Adolfo Aponte says more transparency in this area could have significant benefits.
The aggregate risk across defined benefit (DB) schemes in the FTSE 100 has fallen by almost a quarter since 2017 but 12.5% are still at risk of failure, research suggests.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
A decade on from the investment bank's collapse, James Phillips looks at the crisis' impact on the industry and where schemes are today.
FTSE 350 companies are failing to disclose to stakeholders a range of important data about their defined benefit (DB) obligations, a Lincoln Pensions study finds.
Covenant advisory firm Lincoln Pensions has promoted six employees as it seeks to strengthen its business.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) was made aware of 1,139 notifiable events from defined benefit (DB) schemes in the 2017/18 financial year, up 28% from 2016/17.
Defined benefit (DB) pension funds are increasingly under pressure to put in place dividend-sharing mechanisms as the regulator seeks to address the disparity with deficit contributions.