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.
The pensions industry has, Francis Fernandes says, an 'unhealthy obsession with modelling' and should spend more time on contingency planning.
House of Fraser's defined benefit (DB) scheme has not been automatically placed into Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment despite restructuring plans, PP can confirm.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2018...
The combined IAS 19 accounting surplus of Royal Mail's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell to £2.2bn in March from £3.8bn a year ago, according to its annual report.
The regulator's increase in headcount increases its focus on member protection. Jonathan Stapleton says this may have a negative impact on sponsoring employers.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach
The Pensions Institute says the aviation sector's constant evaluation of mistakes to improve safety should be applied to pensions. Stephanie Baxter considers the report's findings
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has rebutted an assertion by ITV that its anti-avoidance action in relation to the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme is a breach of the human right to property.
Granada and Thorn sold their respective TV rental businesses for too high a price, meaning the eventual Box Clever venture was too highly leveraged, the Upper Tribunal has been told.
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.
The Bank of England has raised rates for the first time in 10 years on a gradual path towards normalisation. Stephanie Baxter explores whether this will give schemes a reprieve from low yields
Some 20% of FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes would be at risk of failure if the UK entered another economic downturn, research suggests.
The PLSA's DB taskforce has released more details about its suggested scheme consolidation route, but questions remain about how it would work in practice. James Phillips reports