The fiduciary managers that made the strongest gains through high equity allocations in 2019 also sustained the biggest losses during the first quarter of 2020, research by XPS Pensions reveals.
There was a 12 percentage point difference in the growth portfolio performance of the best and worst performing fiduciary managers in 2019 and over a third underperformed the average diversified growth fund, research from XPS Pensions Group reveals.
This week’s top stories include the National Pension Trust topping a defined contribution (DC) default fund performance league tables for 2019. Also, The Pensions Regulator will require trustees to issue savers who wish to switch from a defined benefit...
The National Pension Trust’s global equity fund has been named as the best performing growth phase default fund over one and three years in a research report published by Defaqto.
XPS Pensions Group saw a 9% year-on-year increase in revenues during the year to 31 March, it said in an unaudited update today.
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.