In the fourth of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman sets out how revised funding arrangements for defined benefit schemes will better protect members.
The collapse of Sir Philip Green’s retail giant Arcadia must be met with clear solutions and support for its pension scheme, which looks likely to enter Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment, Stephen Timms has said.
This week’s top stories included the launch of Scottish Widows’ ESG exclusions policy, while Deloitte acquired the admin and actuarial business of Kerr Henderson.
Pension scams are not just about the money lost, but the lives devastated, says Nicola Parish, so the industry must unite to defeat this scourge.
Trustees must know the signs of sponsor distress and be prepared to act quickly as the “first line of defence” for savers, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned.
New legislation is needed to push pension trustees and asset managers to consider ESG factors within their legal duty to beneficiaries, as well as ensuring trustees are up to standard, ShareAction says.
Peter Stanley and Clifford Sims set out why and when trustees are expected to listen to advice.
A convicted fraudster has been ordered to repay £292,000 which he transferred from savers’ pension pots and funnelled into businesses he part-owned.
Caroline Kurup explores the latest TPR guidance on superfund transfers and what scheme trustees should be considering
Pension scheme trustees and sponsors should only seek to transfer members’ benefits to a defined benefit (DB) consolidator if there is no “realistic prospect of buyout in the foreseeable future”, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says.
Regulatory guidance “could set too high a hurdle” for superfunds, Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) warns.
Around one in 25 pension schemes have made use of regulatory easements to deficit recovery contribution (DRC) payment schedules, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Birthday honours have been awarded to pensions industry giants Mark Boyle and Sara Protheroe in recognition of their “outstanding achievements”.
The pensions industry is being given a fresh chance to feed into the Pension Schemes Bill as the Public Bill Committee launches a call for written evidence.
As TPR prepares to kick off its first master trust supervisory cycle, Kate Smith explores how the market has changed and may continue to
Trustees need to develop their understanding and capacity around ESG issues to be able to make better decisions for their members, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says.
Willis Tower Watson analyst Jennifer Harrison was the winner of the PMI's fourth student essay competition. In her paper, she looks at the way Covid-19 has changed the way people and companies in the industry work and asks whether these changes will become...
This week’s top stories include findings from PwC that pensions schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, while Mercer launched a defined benefit master trust.
Pension schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, creating a “herd mentality” that does not reflect scheme funding accurately, says PwC.
Professor Michael Bromwich explores the key differences between technical provisions and self-sufficiency, and how they can relate to a long-term objective.
Pension companies must be given the power to trigger an “urgent regulatory response” to savers at risk of fraud, while regulators should be able to override the right to transfer, The People’s Pension and The Police Foundation have said.
Pension scams are not new, but the number of pension scams has soared by 400% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Williams asks what is a trustee’s role in protecting members against pension scams?
Chris Edwards-Earl and Stephen Richards offer some tips for those finding themselves under TPR's microscope.
Jonathan Stapleton says the Pension Schemes Bill is the latest in a long line of well-meaning legislation that makes it more difficult for employers to offer good schemes to their staff