Ensign has selected Punter Southall Aspire to provide at-retirement guidance and regulated advice for its 4,450 master trust members.
As the consultation closes, the industry is supportive but the DWP still has a tough task ahead. Holly Roach reports on the issues it faces
This week's top stories were the British Steel review concluding that trustees "need professional help" on communications, and Smart Pension absorbing £12.5m Corporate Pensions Trust.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has revamped the standards for its Pension Quality Mark (PQM) in a bid to raise the quality of single-employer defined contribution schemes.
The PLSA's Richard Butcher says we should all work harder to reconnect with the saver, be open with them and tell them the truth
Jonathan Stapleton asks whether newly-accredited professional trustees should be a statutory fixture on pension scheme boards.
Legal and General (L&G) has appointed Joanne Segars as a member of its independent governance committee (IGC).
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) final report on the investment consultant market has been celebrated as having "real teeth" to produce better outcomes for members.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a guide for trustees on investing in patient capital and other illiquid investments.
The industry has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) feasibility report into the pensions dashboard as a move towards improving member outcomes.
A pensions bill expected next year must include law to require schemes to collect, publish and analyse cost transparency data from their asset managers, MPs have been told.
Just under three quarters of defined contribution (DC) members are interested in seeing how their pension scheme's performance compares to others in the market, according to AllianceBernstein.
An industry group has been launched to implement, promote and encourage the use of five cost disclosure templates developed earlier this year.
Nigel Peaple says the government should set a clear objective for tax relief as the first step in making the system work better for savers
The two-sided simplified annual pensions statement should be applauded, even if it missing information, says Jonathan Stapleton.
The Next Generation Pensions Committee is on a mission to promote and encourage younger voices in the industry. Kim Kaveh looks at its key objectives
A "substantial" parliamentary bill acting as a "roadmap" for the long-term future of private pensions will lead to a "significant period of calm", Guy Opperman has promised.
Pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman has launched a simplified two-page annual statement in a bid to provide a best practice template for the industry.
Some 70% of defined contribution (DC) members want to know their scheme is personalised and tailored to their needs, an Invesco language study reveals.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
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.
The government needs to boost pension schemes' access to illiquid investments, remedy the net-pay tax relief anomaly, and focus on securing a "successful Brexit" for pensions in its upcoming Budget, says the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)....
Capital Cranfield has hired Peter Thompson and Fiona Stark as professional trustees in response to strong demand from pension funds.
B&CE has hired Tim Gosling as head of pensions policy as Andy Tarrant steps down from the master trust.