Many traditional flexible benefit schemes have become complex and unwieldy. Nick Martindale looks at how providers are evolving to simplify products and better meet employee needs.
The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has agreed its second buy-in this year, transferring £1.6bn of pension risk to Legal & General (L&G).
Defined contribution (DC) schemes’ visions are generally aligned, but there are mixed views on the power of the default versus member engagement, according to the Thinking Ahead Institute.
TPR’s consultation on the future of trusteeship closed last week, but there are mixed views on its proposals. Kim Kaveh looks at the industry’s responses.
Willis Towers Watson has published a report looking at DC trends over the past year. Kim Kaveh looks at the findings.
As one of the biggest IFA firms withdraws from the transfer market, Kim Kaveh gauges views on whether the move will impact scheme de-risking plans.
The Beam UK Pension Plan has appointed Willis Towers Watson to provide actuarial, fiduciary management, consulting and administrative pension services through its bundled OneDB service.
The Hitachi Data Systems Retirement Benefits Plan has agreed a buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, covering both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) provision.
The Railways Pension Scheme's Industry Wide Defined Contribution (IWDC) Section and the Aon Master Trust have become the 12th and 13th master trusts to be authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
There have now been a total of 26 longevity swaps over £1bn announced. The full list, provided courtesy of Willis Towers Watson, is as follows...
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.
Willis Towers Watson's fiduciary clients have seen funding levels improve by 23.1 percentage points over the last 10 years, according to its latest performance figures.
Removing liquidity restrictions would enable DC funds to capitalise on the potentially higher and safer returns that DB schemes have benefitted from, says Patrick Marshall.
FTSE 100 employer contributions to defined contribution (DC) schemes have increased from an average of 6.4% in 2018 to 7.1% this year, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Here they are - the winners of the 2nd annual Women in Pensions Awards...
There is mounting pressure on schemes to engage more actively with firms in which they invest. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the different approaches being used.
Aviva has launched a defined contribution (DC) default investment strategy for its workplace pension clients, incorporating ethical and ESG considerations.
Panellists at an industry roundtable discuss their need for more clarity and balance from the regulator. James Phillips reports
This week's top stories included XPS Pensions Group announcing plans to acquire Royal London's corporate pension services division.
Mercer has hired Sylvia Pozezanac from Prudential Financial to take over from Fiona Dunsire as its UK chief executive.
Workers Pension Trust was one of the 30 master trusts to apply for authorisation ahead of the 31 March deadline, PP can reveal.
A minority (13%) of trustees and corporate sponsors predict their organisation is "likely" or "very likely" to adopt a collective defined contribution (CDC) scheme by 2025, Willis Towers Watson finds.
The Laird Pension Scheme has completed a £110m buyout with Rothesay Life, insuring benefits for 940 members.