The industry needs to proceed with caution when giving members’ the illusion they have voting rights on the shares in their pension scheme, PTL says.
The pensions industry should “take advantage of our increasingly connected society” to drive enhancement in pensions, PTL says.
Here it is, our monthly digest of the most important pension articles Professional Pensions has written and published over the last month, along with some contextual notes.
Defined contribution (DC) scheme consolidation could be undone as diseconomies of scale begin to emerge, says PTL managing director Richard Butcher.
Trustees should not automatically dismiss investments in certain sectors on the basis of their core operations but consider their wider fiduciary duty to members, says Richard Butcher.
Data definitions, better stewardship, and increased education are central recommendations for overcoming the barriers to climate-aware investing, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) says.
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2020...
Richard Butcher says the past 25 years has been a mixed bag when it comes to pension reform but says more change is still needed to fix the system.
River & Mercantile’s (R&M) fiduciary management arm has appointed PTL to conduct an independent value for members review of its portfolio of defined contribution (DC) clients.
PTL and Law Debenture’s pensions business have both reported growth in revenue and new business.
Schemes looking for higher yields face more risk. Stephanie Hawthorne asks if they can take it on the chin in today’s feverish environment.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to eight senior professional trustees about accreditation, diversity and the issues they face in their roles.
Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
Improving transparency of pension scheme governance will improve accountability, even if members take little notice, says Richard Butcher.
PTL managing director Richard Butcher has warned trustees could face jail under proposed pension schemes bill additions to the Pensions Act 2004.
While it may be tough for small schemes to manage their approach to ESG-related investment risks, there are ways to meet this fiduciary responsibility, says Richard Butcher
From October, trustees need to show how they are factoring ESG issues into investment decisions. Holly Roach explores why the changes may not be radical but could boost member engagement.
Any changes to pensions taxation must be deliberate, planned and controlled, with a clear end objective in mind, says Richard Butcher
More women are working in the industry but there is still a way to go, particularly at the senior level. In this roundtable, panellists discuss how to achieve a better gender balance
Richard Butcher says ESG is simply more of the same of what we do now, so why isn't it properly catching on?
Kim Kaveh speaks to industry experts about what could be in store for the UK's default auto-enrolment provider.
Regulations from the government set out plans to remove protections for UK DB schemes hit by an EU employer insolvency. James Phillips explores the details.
Concern about the potential impact on employer covenants has been rated the top risk for defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a PTL survey.
Richard Butcher says not all presents are welcome or easy to enjoy, and the same goes with transaction cost disclosure