Joanna Smith says trustees will need to accurately identify if covenant issues are short-term affordability concerns, or the start of more material deterioration.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell potentially faces his fourth personal bankruptcy in order to pay £9.5m of contributions he owes to the failed retailer’s pension schemes.
Nigel Cayless looks at TPR's proposed funding regime and whether a more objective approach is on the way
With bulk annuity markets becoming increasingly busy before Covid-19, James Geer looks at what steps trustees can take to improve their chances of transacting.
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
Cross-industry task force issues guidance on stricter climate-related disclosures for pension schemes
A consultation has been launched on guidance to help schemes get to grips with assessing, managing, and reporting climate-related risks in-line with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Sackers has published its fourth guide for trustees on ESG and climate change-related risks, designed to help compliance with upcoming regulatory requirements.
After five years of pension freedoms, occupational schemes are still not offering a full suite of retirement options to members. Sonya Fraser explores the retirement bolt-ons they could offer
The pension schemes bill heralds an era of tougher governance rules and strengthened member protections, bringing with it a lot of work for trustees, says Fuat Sami.
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.
Rothesay Life has agreed the UK’s largest ever bulk annuity deal to date – a £4.7bn buyout of the GEC 1972 Plan, making 2019 officially a record-breaking year.
As pension schemes grapple with new fiduciary management and investment consulting rules, Charlotte Moore asks what trustees need to do
Improvements in governance are leading to increasing investment innovation in DC. In this roundtable, panellists discuss charges, alternative investments and how schemes are approaching ESG
Schemes are still dissuaded from integrating ESG-conscious investments into their portfolios due to a lack of evidence on performance, a Sackers survey finds.
The HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme has hedged its longevity risk with Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) in the second-largest ever deal of its type.
Here they are - the winners of the 2nd annual Women in Pensions Awards...
Professionalisation of trustee boards remains on the agenda as the regulator asks the industry whether they should be mandatory. James Phillips explores the latest consultation.
Sackers has set out key areas for trustees to focus on and keep high up on their agendas after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced last year.
The Reuters Pension Fund has completed a £625m full pensioner buy-in with Canada Life in the insurer's largest ever deal.
GDPR introduced significant new obligations on schemes. Six months on, Oliver Topping looks at the areas trustees are still grappling with.
Sackers has achieved the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications as the threat to cyber security in the pensions sector continues to grow.
Travers Smith has appointed Sebastian Reger from Sackers to join its pensions sector group from 1 October.
Initial responses to The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) consultation on how master trusts will be supervised says it lacks detail on some of its policy proposals, including pause orders.
Research suggests the industry believes schemes have been unintentionally locked into using the higher inflation measure but many remain unsure about an override. Victoria Ticha takes a closer look