PP looks at how standards on master trust governance are developing
A guide has been published to help trustees and other industry professionals understand how medical underwriting can be used to de-risk defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Professional Pensions spoke to three leading providers asking them why employers should choose a master trust; and how these schemes can improve investment and at-retirement options. This is what they said…
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has added Xafinity's National Pensions Trust and The Pensions Trust to its list of schemes with master trust assurance.
The intention of the government to increase the scrutiny of master trusts through fresh legislation has been championed by a number of industry players.
Paul Armitage has been made principal consultant at the National Pension Trust, Xafinity's fully flexible defined contribution (DC) master trust.
Just 30% of defined benefit (DB) pension funds have developed an integrated approach to risk management, according to a survey by Xafinity.
Transfer values have fallen to their lowest point for almost a year, according to Xafinity.
The Pensions Institute has predicted there will be rapid growth in medically underwritten bulk annuities as schemes turn to ‘top-sliced' deals and traditional insurers get into the market.
The master trust assurance framework (MAF) should be made compulsory to improve member outcomes according to Xafinity's Ken Anderson.
Xafinity has appointed Sankar Mahalingham from Punter Southall as a senior member of its actuarial and wider management team.
The number of transfer value requests in defined benefit (DB) schemes doubled from January to July this year according to research from Xafinity.
Xafinity has appointed Jonathan Bernstein to its senior management team as part of plans to further strengthen its pensions actuarial and consulting business.
Transfer values have dropped by 2.2% since 31 March 2015 which underscores the volatility of transfer values during those two months says Xafinity.
As trustees prefer for an increase in transfer requests, PP looks at best practice
The market for enhanced bulk annuities has almost hit £700m after a bumper fourth quarter in which 10% of all transactions was medically underwritten, according to research from Hymans Robertson.
For all the talk about pensions freedoms being the golden goose for the average man or woman, a closer look reveals it will not be easy for many people to get their money in April.
PP asks who will offer drawdown from April, and how will it work?
PP looks at whether advances in IT are helping or hindering trustees.
The expected explosion in transfer requests from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) schemes has not materialised according to a number of consultancies in the industry.
Equiniti's Sarah Holdstock (pictured) has been appointed head of pensions administration by MyCSP.
The vast majority of people with small pension pots over 55 years of age are unaware of their option to cash them in, according to a survey commissioned by Xafinity.
Helen Morrissey looks at the implications of the Treasury announcement on transfers
Xafinity Consulting has appointed Ben Bramhall as commercial director to help lead the expansion of its pension advisory service.