Nest saw average inflows of £400m in new contributions per month over the course of 2019/20, leading to a 67% increase in assets under management (AUM).
Just a minority of Nest members opted out of their pensions in the immediate aftermath of the second phased auto-enrolment (AE) contribution increase, the master trust reveals.
While private credit mandates may not be straightforward to set up, they are a reliable source of income with lower default risk, says Mark Fawcett.
NEST has allocated 5% of assets to private credit and announced its two fund managers for this area. Holly Roach looks at how the provider is leading the way for other schemes
Across the industry, two key discussions are dominating the landscape: ESG and DC investment. Getting the approach to both of these right is vital, says Jonathan Stapleton.
The majority of schemes have claimed political and economic uncertainty has led them to disregard contingency planning for the range of potential Brexit outcomes.
With NEST announcing plans to invest 5% of assets in private credit, Jonathan Stapleton queries whether other schemes should be following in its footsteps
It is time to reconsider this potential solution to the plethora of fragmented pots, says Sir Steve Webb.
This week's top stories include ITS' management buyout from Mercer, and The Pensions Regulator launching a probe into single-employer defined contribution schemes' default funds.
Troy Clutterbuck says action must be taken by all involved to ensure that the £400m - and growing - of unclaimed pension savings are not lost entirely
This week's top stories included NEST applying to the regulator for authorisation, while Welplan announced plans to drop out of the master trust market.
PP editor Jonathan Stapleton speaks to NEST Insight Unit head Matthew Blakstad about financial resilience, NEST's sidecar savings trial and the broader impact of AE phasing.
NEST has launched a tender process to find a manager for its first global investment-grade corporate bond fund.
PP editor Jonathan Stapleton speaks to NEST director of customer engagement Mark Rowlands about how his scheme is engaging members.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) have agreed a partnership deal in a bid to formalise their relationship.
The research unit of NEST has launched its sidecar savings trial and revealed the organisations that will be taking part in the research.
NEST has appointed Clive Elphick, Martin Turner, Mutaz Qubbaj and Chris Hitchen as trustee members of its reshaped board.
Gavin Perera-Betts says we cannot let the successes achieved through AE be undermined by savers experiencing poor outcomes in decumulation
Tim Sharp says the way we pursue retirement provision can amplify or dampen divisions experienced in working lives
It has again been suggested self-employed workers could enjoy pension provision through the tax return process. James Phillips explores the latest proposals
Low income earners in the majority of master trusts are missing out on tax relief on their retirement savings due to a legislative technicality, according to research.
The Work and Pensions Committee has called for the government to introduce an auto-drawdown option while allowing NEST to offer decumulation products, James Phillips reports
Savers feel positive about the upcoming rise in auto-enrolment (AE) contributions, according to data from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).
Advice and guidance is not enough