The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has also had a major impact on defined contribution schemes. In this article, XPS Pensions Group recommends trustees take four urgent steps to protect schemes and members.
The fall in pricing of credit assets due to Covid-19 has made bulk annuities more affordable for schemes with significant gilt holdings, according to XPS Pensions.
In a video shared with Professional Pensions, XPS Pensions Group co-chief executive Paul Cuff speaks to The Pensions Regulator executive director David Fairs about employer suspension of deficit contributions and other regulatory guidance in the current...
In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, Holly Roach looks at the contingency plans activated by key pensions administrators to ensure business continuity.
The Bank of England’s decision to cut the base rate by 50 basis points (bps) will prove challenging for both pension schemes and retirees, the industry warns.
Here they are. The finalist lists for the UK Pensions Awards 2020.
Pension transfer values fell in December, while the number of individuals taking a transfer value from schemes rose, according to XPS Pension Group.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has confirmed its 2020/2021 levy rules and revealed they remain stable and broadly unchained from the previous levy year, expecting an 8% rise in collection.
XPS Pensions has published interim results for the half year ending 30 September, posting total revenue of £56.3m and pre-tax profits of £4.4m.
Consolidation is ongoing in the pensions advisory world, with no signs of abating. Jonathan Stapleton asks whether now will be seen as the high point for pensions consulting.
Pension schemes face higher liabilities as improvements in mortality rates trend towards their highest level in a decade.
More than a third of pension schemes have appointed or are considering appointing an IFA to support their members, XPS Pensions Group research has found.
The top stories this week were the High Court's decision to block the £12bn annuity transfer from Prudential to Rothesay Life, and a separate court ruling that 'raises the bar' for pension rectification exercises.
XPS Pensions has enhanced its fiduciary management selection service in order to help trustees through initial selection and mandatory re-tendering.
The Greene King Pension Scheme has appointed XPS Pensions as its actuarial and investment adviser following a competitive tender process.
The UK's largest asset management brands were mostly ranked lower or no different by investment consultants in Edelman's brand index than two years ago. Holly Roach looks at the findings
A large number of pension schemes are falling short of The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) governance and trusteeship expectations, according to research by XPS Pensions.
The introduction of long-term funding targets for defined benefit (DB) schemes could create an accounting gap of £260bn between the liabilities reported by companies and schemes, XPS Pensions has warned.
This week's top stories included BESTrustees converting into an employee ownership trust, and XPS Pensions Group publishing its full-year results.
XPS Pensions Group has published its final results for the year to 31 March, posting revenue of £109.9m and pre-tax profits of £11.4m.
There has been a significant increase in the number of 'red flags' reported on pension transfers in the last 12 months by the XPS Pensions Group, which it said leaves millions of pounds at risk.
The suspension of the renowned manager's equity fund serves some important lessons and highlights the importance of properly managing liquidity, writes Stephanie Baxter
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2019...
XPS Pensions has combined its transfer value index and its transfer activity index to create a transfer watch service to understand the trends and behaviours of members accessing the pension freedoms.