Offerings from Aegon, Aviva, and Scottish Widows have taken the crown in the Financial Technology Research Centre’s (FTRC) annual workplace pensions and auto-enrolment (AE) ratings.
This week’s top stories included Aon findings that the number of defined benefit schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double by 2025, while Scottish Widows invested £2bn as the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s new climate fund.
Scottish Widows has invested £2bn of pension fund assets to become the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s authorised contractual scheme (ACS) Climate Transition World Equity Fund.
Millions of people are saving for a pension for the first time thanks to AE, but the Covid-19 crisis has posed a communications challenge. James Phillips looks at how to get the long-term nature of pensions across to this new generation of savers.
Scottish Widows has unveiled an updated stewardship policy detailing how it will undertake stewardship and engagement activity in support of its responsible investment framework.
The positive impact of auto-enrolment (AE) on retirement savings risks running out of steam amid growing concerns about the damage of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Scottish Widows.
As an interim regime for consolidators is launched, Emma Watkins looks at how to enhance protection of members’ benefits.
Professional Pensions’ expert panel discusses how defined contribution (DC) default strategies will change following the crisis.
After a bumper year, insurers are now facing a slower and smaller pipeline as schemes grapple with Covid-19, writes James Phillips.
Scottish Widows has temporarily extended its quote guarantee period for annuity applications in a bid to support advisers and customers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Scottish Widows’ independent governance committee (IGC) has published its annual chairman’s report – giving the provider a good value for money rating for its modern products but suggesting improvements, particularly for the firm’s legacy offerings.
Standard Life and Zurich have published their latest independent governance committee (IGC) reports – posting overall green and amber value-for-money assessments respectively.
Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
Scottish Widows is aiming to boost its sustainability practices by working under a new responsible investment and stewardship framework.
Here they are. The finalist lists for the UK Pensions Awards 2020.
The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has named 12 sector leaders as challenge group chairs to spearhead its newly launched strategy for financial wellbeing.
This week’s top stories included the launch of Scottish Widows’ new responsible investment team, and reports of Treasury plans to cut pension tax relief for high earners.
Scottish Widows completed five bulk annuity transactions in 2019, with liabilities insured exceeding £2bn.
Scottish Widows has created a specialist responsible investment team to monitor sustainable activity across its fund range.
Three Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes have transferred £10bn of longevity risk to Pacific Life Re in the second-largest longevity swap ever.
The Electricity North West Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has invested in an £805m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows.
Most women are not saving enough for retirement and remain at risk of running out of money after they finish work, according to new analysis.
A third of female entrepreneurs in the UK are not saving any money towards their retirement, figures from Scottish Widows show.