Thirteen recommendations for the Money and Pensions Service (Maps) have been laid out in an independent report to address the “urgent” financial wellbeing implications of the coronavirus pandemic on Britons.
Mark Smith looks at the next instalment of the Lloyds Bank's GMP equalisation court hearing, and what it could entail for pension transfers.
Scottish Widows is aiming to boost its sustainability practices by working under a new responsible investment and stewardship framework.
Scottish Widows completed five bulk annuity transactions in 2019, with liabilities insured exceeding £2bn.
This week’s top stories included Lloyds agreeing a £10bn longevity swap with Pacific Life Re for three of its pension schemes, and the Co-operative Pension Scheme completing a £1bn buy-in with Aviva.
Lloyds Banking Group has secured one million new pension customers since the start of 2018, according to its half year results to 30 June.
Lloyds Banking Group will compensate Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) £140m for the attempted early termination of an investment management arrangement for Scottish Widows worth over £100bn.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is inviting applications for its Pension Quality Mark (PQM), after making changes to the minimum requirements.
Potential changes to accounting standards and increased pressure on companies to accelerate contributions could worsen FTSE 100 scheme funding by up to £100bn, according to Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP).
Pensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson has appointed two equity partners and five partners from across the firm.
Standard Life Aberdeen has won a tribunal in which it claimed Lloyds Banking Group was not entitled to give notice to terminate investment management arrangements for a £109bn mandate.
A groundhog year kicks off as many of 2018's biggest court cases return on appeal. James Phillips rounds up what trustees should keep an eye on.
Lloyds Banking Group secured 630,000 new pension customers last year, according to its 2018 annual results.
Two consultancies have reported decreases in defined benefit (DB) transfer quotation requests in Q3, and said guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation could impact transfer activity.
Henry Tapper says the Lloyds GMP ruling will see little benefit for members but profound fees to administrators.
Jonathan Stapleton says the GMP headache may persist as schemes take action following ruling.
This week's top stories included the High Court ruling that guaranteed minimum pensions must be equalised, and Ford offering partial defined benefit transfers to members.
Thousands of defined benefit (DB) schemes will be forced to amend their scheme rules and equalise guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) between men and women, the High Court has ruled.
BlackRock has won over a quarter of a £109bn Scottish Widows mandate following a competitive tender process, as the battle for the remaining £79bn in assets continues.
With the High Court's judgment expected imminently, Victoria Ticha examines the possible outcomes and what it could mean for schemes
The defined benefit (DB) pension schemes of Lloyds Banking Group saw their combined accounting surplus grow by £954m over the first six months of 2018.
SLA claims it is not a 'material competitor'
Sackers has appointed Paige Willis as an associate to boost the expansion of its London-based alternative funding and contingent asset practice.