Lady Tina Green has agreed to pay a £50m deficit recovery contribution (DRC) to Arcadia’s pension schemes earlier than scheduled.
A burgeoning superfund market could be on the cards within three years as defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees and sponsors face myriad legislative, economic, and capacity issues, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
The Pension Superfund announces ALM committee; High-profile membership includes Martin Gilbert and Chris Hitchen
The Pension Superfund has announced the makeup of its asset and liability management (ALM) committee – unveiling names including Aberdeen Standard Investments chairman Martin Gilbert and former Railpen chief executive Chris Hitchen as part of its team....
Superfunds could be on course to complete multi-billion-pound transfers of defined benefit (DB) funds by the end of this year, Isio says.
This week’s top stories included amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill being passed by the House of Lords, while The Pensions Regulator revealed its intentions to tighten expectations on the industry with the release of its 2020/21 corporate plan.
The Pension Superfund (PSF) has moved a step closer to completing its first deal with the official registration of the superfund as an occupational pension scheme by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The Pension SuperFund co-founder Edi Truell responds to PIC’s call for a consolidator to take on smaller underfunded schemes.
With the launch of an interim regime, the consolidation market is set to take off. But before superfunds begin taking on schemes, the regulator must have 'rigour and understanding' of the market, David Fairs tells James Phillips.
In this webinar, panellists discuss some of the key questions around defined benefit consolidation, including what it is trying to achieve and the suitability of various models.
The Pension Superfund has signed its second deal, agreeing to take on £300m of defined benefit (DB) liabilities from an unnamed pension scheme.
This week's top stories include ITS' management buyout from Mercer, and The Pensions Regulator launching a probe into single-employer defined contribution schemes' default funds.
Three in five trustees have not heard of Clara Pensions, one of two defined benefit (DB) consolidators to have launched since last year's government white paper.
Redington has unveiled a report asking if DB consolidation is good for schemes and members. Kim Kaveh looks at the detail.
A regime similar to that for defined contribution (DC) master trusts will be set up for regulating defined benefit (DB) consolidators under plans announced today.
Nine in 10 FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could pay off their IAS19 deficit with less than six months of earnings, according to Hymans Robertson.
Richard Wohanka is to chair The Pension Superfund's trustee board, working alongside professional firm 2020 Trustees to safeguard members' benefits.
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.
This week's top story was British Airways' Airways Pension Scheme completing a £4.4bn buy-in with Legal & General, the market's largest ever single transaction, making 2018 a record year for bulk annuities.
Alan Rubenstein and Marc Hommel are stepping down from their positions as chief executive and head of origination at The Pension Superfund, just six months after its launch.
The Pension Superfund has rejected Pension Protection Fund (PPF) suggestions that consolidators should be subject to a specially-curated levy.
Any surplus generated by The Pension Superfund will be shared between members and the defined benefit (DB) consolidator's capital providers, Alan Rubenstein has said.
Vehicles to promote and enable pension scheme consolidation have been accused of forgetting the policy's intention of boosting outcomes for members of sub-scale schemes.
Former Pension Protection Fund (PPF) chief executive Alan Rubenstein says he would have liked to see 'more action' on recovery periods for underfunded schemes.
This week's top stories included coverage of the much-anticipated defined benefit (DB) white paper and the sector's reaction.