Oliver Jaegemann says the pension industry's investment in technology and innovation have fallen off a cliff
Stephanie Baxter says trustees should welcome the regulator's tougher line on excessive shareholder payouts
The government has pressed Melrose to make a series of binding commitments, including for pensions, over its hostile £8.4bn final takeover bid for GKN.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published for consultation its draft code of practice for authorising and supervising master trusts.
In this week's Pensions Buzz survey, we want to know whether regulation is forcing a reduction in the number of lay trustees.
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.
The FCA and TPR have announced their joint strategy for tackling the key risks facing pensions in the next decade. Victoria Ticha explores the plan and the industry's initial reaction.
The closure of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) to future accrual means 20,000 active members will move to an 'enhanced' defined contribution (DC) scheme, after the company reached a deal with the union.
Enhanced powers for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to prosecute and fine company directors who "wilfully or recklessly" put their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme at risk will be hard to enforce, commentators say.
Melrose has pledged to contribute up to £1bn to GKN's pension schemes as part of a final offer to acquire the engineering business.
Despite improvements in investment manager attitudes towards responsible investment, research reveals there is a way to go before the majority deliver meaningful action. Victoria Ticha explores why
The Co-operative Bank is set to continue de-risking pension schemes after it mitigated further losses by switching from the retail prices index (RPI) to the consumer prices index (CPI).
Prudential has sold £12bn in annuity assets to reinsurance business Rothesay Life as part of its M&G demerger announced today.
Breaking the closed-loop thinking in pensions is possible if we can change our collective mind-set, according to David Blake and Matthew Syed
On International Women's Day, Kim Kaveh says evidence shows the gender gap in pension savings is still far too big, and looks at ways to close it
Retirement savings of millions of members could be hit with significant losses if pension providers do not step up action on climate risks, according to research.
The £60bn Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has made a follow-on investment in Yorkshire Water inflation-linked notes, backed by inflation swap cash flows, to secure long-term returns.
GKN has announced plans to make a cash contribution of £160m into its defined benefit (DB) pension schemes as part of demerger plans designed to fend off a hostile takeover by Melrose Industries.
This week's top stories include articles about the CMI's latest mortality projections model and its accompanying report, which show a clear trend in life expectancy.
One of the curiosities of Carillion's failure was how shareholders in the firm seemingly failed to notice the firm's demise.
The Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme has been fully insured in a bulk annuity deal completed by Aviva, almost a decade after receiving the regulator's first financial support direction (FSD).
The Border to Coast Pension Partnership has selected Northern Trust as to provide third-party administration and depositary services ahead of the looming April deadline for pooling.
Hymans Robertson has appointed Michael Abramson as a partner and risk transfer specialist to grow its risk reduction offerings.