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
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must ditch the methodology used to calculate transaction costs incurred by investment of defined contribution (DC) funds as a matter of urgency, the Investment Association (IA) says.
Richard Butcher says we should look to supermarkets' use of science and creative thinking to unconsciously engage with consumers to help our members make better pensions decisions
PTL has appointed Karein Davie as a client director in its Birmingham office.
Aviva has announced a raft of changes to its independent governance committee (IGC) in a bid to make the body fully independent and also include member representation for the first time.
GDPR comes into force at the end of this month. David Brown asks if it will be a positive change for schemes.
In the second of a three-part series on choosing asset managers, Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Richard Butcher and Roger Mattingly about how trustees shortlist managers.
Richard Butcher says we need proper debate about proposed DB solutions to avoid rushed and ill-thought-out legislation
I don't always agree with Richard Butcher - I think he would be disappointed if I did - but his speech at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's annual chair's dinner last week was spot on.
In the first of a three part series on how trustees choose asset managers, Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Richard Butcher and Roger Mattingly about how trustees review asset manager performance.
Schroders has become the first asset manager to sign up to Clear Funds, a transaction cost assessment service launched by PTL in January 2018.
PTL has introduced an investment cost assessment service to slim down and simplify costs and charges scrutiny for trustees.
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.
Incoming chairman Richard Butcher says bringing more members into the trade body's policy process will produce better policy argument
The National Farmers' Union of England and Wales (NFU) Staff Pension Scheme has appointed Russell Investments as fiduciary manager after an open tender.