The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened a consultation proposing reforms to trustees' investment duties to boost ESG risk consideration. Kim Kaveh gauges industry reaction.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on reforming trustees' duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
John Gray says it is worrying for asset owners that many companies have failed to take part in the government-backed Workforce Disclosure Initiative.
Alison Hatcher looks at why it is so important to improve diversity in the pensions sector, and how to do it
Research highlights confusion about where responsibility to support members on transfers lies. Kim Kaveh looks at the key findings
The combined IAS 19 accounting surplus of Royal Mail's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell to £2.2bn in March from £3.8bn a year ago, according to its annual report.
Some 90% of schemes have seen an increase in the number of requests from members for transfer values over the last 18 months, according to an Aon study.
Some 95% of defined benefit (DB) trustees and sponsors are concerned about the consequences of members getting inadequate support for their retirement options, according to Hymans Robertson research.
Susan Mcllvogue has been appointed as head of Hymans Robertson's trustee defined benefit (DB) business, replacing Callum Cooper.
BT and the trustee of its pension scheme have agreed to contributions totalling £12.3bn over 13 years to plug its actuarial funding deficit.
Legal & General Mastertrust has appointed David Butcher to its board of trustees.
Lorraine Harper says without high quality data, scheme sponsors and stewards are at risk of stumbling into bad decisions and damaging the vulnerable
A report by Pinsent Masons calls on trustees to be more proactive on the risks posed by climate change, warning it is no longer a 'nice to have'. Stephanie Baxter considers the action points
Stephanie Baxter says the IC Select performance standard is an important step towards greater transparency, but wonders if it goes far enough
A ground-breaking disclosure standard to help trustees compare fiduciary managers in the selection process has been unveiled, putting an end to three years of talks.
The General Data Protection Regulation will have a wide ranging impact on pension funds. Jay Doraisamy and Mark Prinsley say there is still time to take action ahead of 25 May
Peter Askins says it is important to communicate the role of trustee to members in a way they can understand
Patrick Bloomfield says the regulator is being more vocal about its view of what 'fair treatment' means, with the threat of using its powers to intervene
The secretary of state for work and pensions has told MPs clawback and avoidance measures could be imposed for the people responsible for driving Carillion over the cliff.
The closure of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) to future accrual means 20,000 active members will move to an 'enhanced' defined contribution (DC) scheme, after the company reached a deal with the union.
The initial funding level test criterion for the new British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) have been "comfortably met", according to the trustee.
Breaking the closed-loop thinking in pensions is possible if we can change our collective mind-set, according to David Blake and Matthew Syed
Have your say: Is the pensions industry doing enough to ensure women are represented in senior positions?
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know if you think the industry has made enough headway to ensure women are represented in more senior positions.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has hired David Fairs as executive director for regulatory policy, analysis and advice, following Andrew Warwick-Thompson's departure last year.