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Capital Cranfield has hired Peter Thompson and Fiona Stark as professional trustees in response to strong demand from pension funds.
Investment consultants including the 'big three' have all agreed to participate in discussions to develop a strategy to demonstrate whether they provide value for money to pension fund clients.
The beleaguered Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan has entered into a £2.4bn buyout with Legal & General (L&G), insuring members' benefits nearly a decade after its sponsor collapsed.
This week's top stories included The Pensions Regulator's announcement that 30 master trusts have or will exit the market, and industry experts calling for the watchdog to reveal the names of those master trusts.
Mercer and Morningstar have teamed up to develop a global platform for investment data, research and analytics.
Jonathan Stapleton asks how the combination of improved scheme funding and better insurer pricing could drive a resurgence in the take-up of full insurance buyouts.
Errors in the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) data analysis make its provisional decision on the investment consultants market investigation "flawed", and lacks an "adequate evidential basis" to impose remedies, Mercer has said.
A handful of industry heavyweights have begun trialling a so-called 'mid-life MOT', with positive initial results reported by all those involved.
A US company has completed a £285m pensioner bulk annuity for around 1,100 of UK members with Legal & General (L&G).
PP has analysed the accounts of the biggest pension consulting firms and recorded the turnover (revenue) in their most recent accounts. The full leaderboard is below…
Marsh & McLennan to buy JLT in $5.6bn deal; Deal creates largest UK pensions consultancy by turnover
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), the parent company of Mercer, has agreed to buy JLT for a total of $5.6bn (£4.3bn).
The combined pension deficit of FTSE 350 companies grew by £3bn to £32bn over July, according to Mercer's monthly funding tracker.
BNP Paribas Asset Management has hired Jane Ambachtsheer as global head of sustainability to broaden the firm's long-term investing capability.
Buy-in and buyout pricing could increase due to future capital requirements for insurers holding equity release mortgage assets to back deals. Victoria Ticha looks at what it means for trustees
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its provisional decision on its investment consultant market investigation this morning. Here is the reaction from consultants and fiduciaries…
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will publish its provisional decision as to whether there are adverse effects on competition in the investment consultants market on the morning of 18 July.
Marc Pautz has left Mercer after being appointed a client director by Insight Investment.
Brexit is likely to have a significant impact on UK schemes' funding and investment strategies. Wayne Fitzgibbon and John Gething look at what trustees can do to prepare
Heathrow Airport's defined benefit (DB) plan has completed a £325m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) financed by an innovative corporate bond.
Frank Oldham has been appointed as a client director at Independent Trustee Services (ITS) to lead trustee appointments in the South of England.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2018...
Derrick Dunne - the founder and former head of Sanlam Four - has been hired as chief executive of Beaufort Investment subject to FCA approval.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published three working papers as part of its probe into investment consultants and fiduciary managers - saying it has no concerns over concentration in these markets.
Jo Holden has been promoted from her role as Mercer's defined benefit (DB) leader to replace Steven Blackie as chief investment officer (CIO), the consultancy announced today.