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.
The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) has announced it will allow professional trustees to become provisionally accredited in light of delays caused by Covid-19.
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
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to eight senior professional trustees about accreditation, diversity and the issues they face in their roles.
The industry has rejected the need for multiple professional trustee accreditation regimes after the Pensions Management Institute and Association of Professional Pension Trustees launched rival frameworks.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched an alternative accreditation programme for professional trustees.
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”.
TPR’s consultation on the future of trusteeship closed last week, but there are mixed views on its proposals. Kim Kaveh looks at the industry’s responses.
The PMI has gauged views on whether all schemes should have a mandatory professional trustee. Kim Kaveh looks at the results of its member survey
Matthew Giles looks at how the new standards and accreditation framework will impact professional trustees
The launch of the professional trustee accreditation process, set up by the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group (PTSWG), has been delayed until "later this year".
Pensions Buzz peers agreed with pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls that now might be the time for a fresh commission.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a consultation on scheme governance and trusteeship, urging "badly-run schemes" to improve or consolidate.
This week's top stories included an accountant admitting fraud and making employer-related investments in the latest criminal prosecution pursued by The Pensions Regulator.
Professional trustees will be expected to apply for accreditation in the near future as a regulator-backed working group has published a set of seven standards against which they will need to demonstrate compliance.
There will be no transitional 'comply or explain' period for professional trustees to prepare for mandatory standards when they come into force later this year, a regulator-backed working group has announced.
Responses to the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group's consultation have flooded in. While the industry mostly welcomes the proposals, there is disagreement on some areas, writes Kim Kaveh.
Proposed standards for professional trustees due to come into force next year will be "too easy to game" and "a silly compliance exercise" if they are not accompanied by tangible metrics, Richard Butcher has warned.
Professional trustees will need to comply with six areas of standards from April or May next year under plans to bolster pension scheme governance.