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.
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.
ClearGlass Analytics has closed a £2.6m funding round as it delivers greater accountability to pension funds and the wider asset management market.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has opened applications for its chair position as Richard Butcher prepares to step down from the role.
The list of the most recent chairs of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) – the body known as the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) up to 2015 – is as follows.
Richard Butcher is set to spend another year as Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) chair as the trade body proposes his term is extended to autumn 2021.
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.
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.
Hargreaves Lansdown has appointed three new members to its independent governance committee (IGC).
While the Pension Schemes Bill is continuing its route through the parliamentary process, there are still some loose ends to tie up - including section 107. Here, Richard Butcher, looks at what the implications of that clause could mean for DB schemes....
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.
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.
This week’s top stories included The Pensions Regulator’s announcement of new measures around the appointment of professional trustees, and the £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund completing a £1.6bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation.
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
Four more master trusts have received master trust authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR), taking the total number of authorised schemes to 10.
Richard Butcher says ESG is simply more of the same of what we do now, so why isn't it properly catching on?
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.