Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
Provisional accreditation of professional trustees is necessary to ensure the speedy removal of “unscrupulous individuals”, Dalriada Trustees has said in defence of the process.
As Covid-19 hampers efforts for professional trustees to complete necessary exams, Brian Spence defends the use of provisional accreditation.
Professional trustees claiming to have “provisional” trustee accreditation are creating confusion in the market and are undermining the whole process, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has warned.
Alan Whalley says professional trustee claims of “provisional” accreditations are undermining the process and creating confusion in the market.
The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) has announced the first 14 trustees to have received accreditation after completing its programme.
Michelle Cracknell has won the Pensions Management Institute’s third student essay competition with an article on how data can be used to better segment and target member communications to improve engagement.
Independent trustee Michelle Cracknell was the winner of the PMI's third student essay competition. In her paper, she explains how data managed by schemes and providers to administer pensions could be used to better segment and target member communications...
The Pensions Management Institute has produced an industry guide to Covid-19.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to CBC Pension Services director Michael Clark about becoming the first fully-accredited professional trustee in the UK.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has announced that CBC Pension Services director Michael Clark has become the first fully-accredited professional trustee in the UK.
PMI chief executive Gareth Tancred tells James Phillips about progressing its five-year plan and redesigning the organisation amid the Covid-19 challenge
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to eight senior professional trustees about accreditation, diversity and the issues they face in their roles.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has postponed all of its exams, while the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has moved to delay its consultation responses amid the market disruptions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Voluntary accreditation of professional trustees will act as a quality mark and drive up scheme governance standards, argues Lesley Carline.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched a Belfast-based regional group to boost member engagement opportunities across Northern Ireland.
As both the APPT and PMI launch accreditation regimes for professional trustees, Henry Tapper asks if you are a Betamax or VHS Trustee?
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched an alternative accreditation programme for professional trustees.
More than half (55%) of the pensions industry is dissatisfied with the direction of pensions policy going into 2020, according to research from the Pensions Management Institute (PMI).
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched a mentoring and development programme, which it will deliver in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Industry experts do not agree member engagement and data quality are priorities, according to research by networking site Mallowstreet.
Schemes are increasingly looking at longevity hedging as part of their de-risking process, according to a survey by Insight Investment.
The professional trustee accreditation process, set up by the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group (PTSWG), has been delayed again and is now expected to launch “in the new year”.