This year will see consolidation, cyber risk and cost transparency dominate the industry's focus as schemes bid to improve value for money and meet data protection requirements.
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Hymans Robertson longevity consultant Andrew Gaches explores the latest trends in life expectancy.
Rothesay Life co-head of business development Guy Freeman examines the role annuities can play in a portfolio.
Aon Hewitt partner Kevin Wesbroom explains why schemes are no nearer their long-term goals than they were five years ago.
JLT Pension Capital Strategies head of buyouts Martyn Phillips looks at how medically underwritten bulk annuity deals could cut the cost of de-risking.
Pension Corporation co-head of business origination David Collinson explains what trustees can learn from approaches to liability-driven investment taken by insurers.
The Pensions Regulator has denied it is forcing trustees to use a gilt-based mechanism to measure liabilities, in the face of calls to be more flexible on valuations.
More than a dozen schemes are undertaking medically underwritten buy-ins with Partnership, after the first two ‘enhanced' buy-ins were completed by the insurer last year.
The vast majority of schemes now have a clear long-term objective, but unfortunately for most that destination is getting further away, says Aon Hewitt.
Jonathan Stapleton looks at the implications for asset allocation
A liability-focused approach is the only way for schemes to manage risk effectively, BlackRock managing director John Dewey says.
De-risking solutions for smaller schemes should be targeted at individual members and be proportionate to the size of the scheme to limit sponsor costs, delegates heard.
Trustees must be prepared to take advantage of de-risking opportunities when they arise, delegates heard.
Schemes need to find an "optimal solution" to hedge longevity risk to keep some risk in their portfolios, delegates heard.
Defined benefit schemes should transfer into the information disclosure regime to make members more aware of their options at retirement, consultants say.
Rising longevity still poses a risk despite some schemes having their fingers burnt at successive valuations, Club Vita warns.