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.
Concern about the potential impact on employer covenants has been rated the top risk for defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a PTL survey.
The industry is at a "brink point" where there is an opportunity to gain savers' trust in the financial system or risk losing them, according to Richard Butcher.
The PLSA's Richard Butcher says we should all work harder to reconnect with the saver, be open with them and tell them the truth
Richard Butcher says not all presents are welcome or easy to enjoy, and the same goes with transaction cost disclosure
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
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.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced it will shrink its board by more than one-third as part of a governance overhaul to make it "agile and more appropriate".
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.
Since January, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has sent letters on 12 occasions to trustees about defined benefit (DB) transfer activity.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has appointed Emma Douglas as the inaugural chair of its newly-formed policy board.
In the third and final part of a series on choosing asset managers. Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Richard Butcher and Roger Mattingly about beauty parades.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) needs a greater number of more active members to drive its policy development and arguments, Richard Butcher has said.
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.