Trustees feel overloaded and need better support to make more timely decisions, research from Aon Hewitt has revealed.
Natasha Browne explores the issues trustees face
FTSE350 companies' defined benefit (DB) deficits fell as bond yields rose on hints of an end to quantitative easing (QE), research from Mercer shows.
Do providers offer value for money? Jonathan Stapleton passes judgment
Professional Pensions will put the actuarial, consultancy and administration sectors ‘on trial' at the Pensions and Benefits Show 2013.
Trustees hoping to secure a buyout must develop a contingency plan as the bulk annuities market could struggle to meet growing demand says a consultant.
Aon Hewitt has launched a free online service to help trustees assess whether their scheme is prepared to move to a buy-in or buyout.
Webb vs Industry on discount rates: Michael Bow reports
Schemes are being asked to pay a prohibitive premium to hedge against Consumer Prices Index or Limited Price Index inflation, delegates at the PP Risk Reduction Forum heard.
UK schemes could release up to £200bn currently invested in gilts to match their liabilities more closely with a buy-in policy, says Aon Hewitt.
Despite mid-sized schemes' commitment to long-term funding targets the majority are failing to progress due to lack of resources, a poll shows.
Grasping the nettle of guaranteed minimum pensions
Jonathan Stapleton says things were going so well...
FTSE350 buyout liabilities are surging towards £1trn forcing schemes to abandon buyout plans and move forward with alternative de-risking strategies, Aon Hewitt says.
The Budget rings an effective death knell for private sector provision, argues Michael Bow
Almost three-quarters of schemes are committed to long-term de-risking strategies but the majority still plan to demand extra employer contributions, an Aon Hewitt poll reveals.
The government must amend existing pension legislation to ensure the majority of schemes are able to legally shift indexation from RPI to CPI, Aon says.