Punter Southall has launched a defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidator in a bid to allow small schemes to cut their running costs, reduce risk and improve benefit security and governance.
Stuart Southall looks at whether Covid-19 has hastened or reinforced the role of member-nominated and other lay trustees.
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Consolidation is ongoing in the pensions advisory world, with no signs of abating. Jonathan Stapleton asks whether now will be seen as the high point for pensions consulting.
Punter Southall Aspire has published a report looking at the disparities in DC default fund approaches. Kim Kaveh analyses the data.
Howden has rebranded Punter Southall Health & Protection (PSHP) as part of the integration of the business into its employee benefits arm, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing.
Last month, a roundtable looked at the future of CDC and whether master trusts are well-placed to provide such an arrangement. Kim Kaveh reports
XPS Pensions Group has announced plans to acquire Royal London's corporate pension services division for a cash consideration of £4.8m.
PS Independent Trustees (PSIT) and HR Trustees (HRTL) have rebranded following their merger in January.
Xafinity has rebranded to XPS Pensions Group following its acquisition of the actuarial consulting, pensions administration and investment consulting businesses of Punter Southall Group earlier this year.
Handing the pensions watchdog extra powers will not be enough without a significant overhaul of its culture and reputation, according to a damning report. Stephanie Baxter considers the criticisms
Xafinity Punter Southall has appointed Simeon Willis as its inaugural chief investment officer (CIO) as it seeks to strengthen its investment offering.
GKN has announced plans to make a cash contribution of £160m into its defined benefit (DB) pension schemes as part of demerger plans designed to fend off a hostile takeover by Melrose Industries.
Patrick McCoy has been appointed to lead Xafinity Punter Southall's combined investment teams.
Xafinity Punter Southall has appointed Wayne Segers as head of Punter Southall Transaction Services ('PSTS').
This week's top stories included coverage of Theresa May's reshuffle, in which the Department for Work and Pensions was given its fifth secretary of state within two years.
Xafinity has completed its acquisition of Punter Southall's actuarial consulting, pensions administration and investment consulting businesses.
This week's top stories included calls for a national pensions debate to discuss investment strategies, and Xafinity's plans to acquire some Punter Southall businesses.
Xafinity is set to buy the actuarial, investment consulting and administration businesses of Punter Southall Group in a shares and cash deal worth £153m.
After a year of stellar growth and stubbornly high valuations, asset bubbles may forming that could lead to market corrections. Stephanie Baxter looks at what 2018 has in store
Builders merchant JT Dove has slashed its forecasted defined benefit (DB) deficit by 11% after completing a medical underwriting study.
Schemes have just five days left to organise voluntary scheme pays processes if they are to be ready for the January tax deadline, Punter Southall has warned.
As schemes move towards cashflow negative status, many are looking to insure their members' liabilities. James Phillips explores creative ways to approach buy-ins
Trustees are increasingly using buy-ins to reduce pensioner liabilities. But, as James Phillips discovers, they could be failing to extract maximum value from these deals.