Despite the gloom around Brexit and all the challenges facing pensions, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Top industry commentators tell Stephanie Baxter why there is cause for optimism
Just six of the remaining 49 defined contribution master trusts have applied for authorisation to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) since its regime came into force last October.
The £50m Crystal Trust has welcomed 35,000 members from The Open Pension Trust, absorbing £33m of members' assets.
Some 87% of master trusts support future collaborative efforts to overcome barriers to good service delivery, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) says.
Ros Altmann says there is no need for any legislation to get the dashboard project moving, and the first step could be to sort out data accuracy and reliability issues
Professional Pensions is looking to update its list of pensions master trusts in the UK ahead of authorisation. Can you help?
Authorisation will lead to higher standards for all master trusts but their individual identities will remain, according to industry experts
Many single-employer trust-based DC schemes will move to a master trust in coming years. Stephen Richards looks at the pitfalls they need to avoid
The number of businesses expecting to have a master trust as their main defined contribution (DC) pension scheme is expected to double over the next three years to 26%, a LifeSight survey reveals.
Stena Line UK Group has chosen not-for-profit master trust Ensign to be its main defined contribution (DC) pension provider for the majority of its employees.
The increase in minimum auto-enrolment (AE) contributions has had little impact on opt-out rates - with cessations after April increasing by less than two percentage points, data from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) shows.
This week's top stories include Smart Pension and Legal & General revealing a prototype demo of their workplace retirement income product, combining drawdown and annuities.
Four trustees of the Salvus Master Trust have been fined by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for failing to promptly invest £1.4m of member contributions.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should reveal the names of master trusts that will not apply for authorisation and take a measured approach, industry experts have said.
Alan Pickering says we have been blindly pursuing cost reductions in pension administration without really appreciating the consequences
Jonathan Stapleton says while the new rules will ensure master trusts are well run and have good systems, they won't necessarily ensure members are in the best schemes
Savers face a huge number of options at-retirement. Steve Goddard believes this 'dartboard of choice' should be take away and an additional layer of trustee governance is needed to protect members in the deculmulation phase
Hymans Robertson has unveiled research analysing investment performance across the 16 largest master trust default funds. Kim Kaveh explores the data.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is set to toughen its approach to single-employer defined contribution (DC) trusts and will pilot two initiatives to boost governance over the coming months.
This week's top stories include the Ombudsman's determination against Royal London, and the ECJ's ruling that PPF compensation must amount to 50% of member benefits.
Ros Altmann says emerging concerns surrounding the accuracy of AE records, especially for smaller employers' staff, are disturbing.
The master trust authorisation regime will come into force at the beginning of October. TPR's Kim Brown sets out what the watchdog expects to happen next.
Now Pensions has made "huge progress" in resolving legacy administration issues - switching systems and completing unit adjustment for a "large proportion" of members, it says.
Access to automation could explain why there is still a large gap in fees for large and small schemes, according to KGC Associates' ninth administration survey. Victoria Ticha looks at the findings