As a transparency code is launched for the Local Government Pension Scheme, Stephanie Baxter looks at how it could set a gold standard across the industry.
Last year posed huge challenges for active investment as markets were driven by politics rather than economics. Stephanie Baxter looks at research showing a large fall in managers beating the benchmark
Michael Klimes asks if introducing a requirement to appoint scheme lawyers would improve governance
James Phillips explores the diverse range of responses to the government's green paper on sustainability and affordability of defined benefit schemes.
Michael Klimes examines how a gap in scheme data could shape the development of the dashboard.
Deficits could fall by hundreds of billions of pounds if the six-year stall in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend. However, there is a risk of taking too much notice of short-term changes, writes Stephanie Baxter.
With one in eight DB schemes still open to new members, Michael Klimes explores the argument that they should be run differently from closed ones
With political parties drawing up their manifestos for the snap general election, James Phillips explores the industry's greatest desires for the future of pensions
The investment platform market is undergoing an upheaval with Willis Towers Watson entering the marketplace. Stephanie Baxter expects an industry-wide shake-up that could lead to more innovative solutions for DB schemes.
For sponsors in a multi-employer scheme, section 75 debt can be the bane of their operations. James Phillips explores whether DWP's plans to tackle this go far enough
There are increasing concerns pre-pack administrations are being exploited to dump pension schemes into the PPF. Stephanie Baxter explores whether there is systemic misuse and if the regime is ripe for reform
While it can be difficult to isolate the impact that ESG factors have on the performance of credit instruments, the research is becoming hard to ignore, finds Helen Morrissey
Older workers are more likely to opt out of a workplace pension than their younger counterparts. Michael Klimes explores why and how it could be fixed.
A surprise general election is in store in just over month, but battle lines are yet to be drawn. James Phillips explores where pensions sit in the chaos.
The regulator has bared its teeth in two court cases involving failure to hand over information vital for its investigations, resulting in its first convictions. Stephanie Baxter asks if it suggests a shift in attitude
An LCP report shows current fund charging strategies do not serve schemes well. Helen Morrissey looks at the issue
Michael Klimes finds assumptions that use annuities to underpin DC projections may need to be re-examined in light of Freedom and Choice
James Phillips explores how the upcoming judgement in the multi-stranded British Airways case could impact the sector
Longevity hedges have long been considered a hurdle to doing a bulk annuity, but a ground-breaking deal shows it doesn't have to be. Stephanie Baxter looks at why converting swaps into buy-ins is taking off.
Helen Morrissey gauges industry reaction to TPR's investment guidelines for defined benefit schemes
Bad administration processes can lead to contributions being calculated inaccurately and put in the wrong funds. Michael Klimes explores the pitfalls and how to avoid them
As the LISA launches to the public, the industry may need to play a role in ensuring savers get the best possible outcome. James Phillips explores its potential future
Despite a relative calm reaction to the triggering of Article 50, schemes should be braced for a bumpy ride during the coming two years of tough Brexit negotiations. Stephanie Baxter looks at what to watch out for
A second round of IGC reports show most charges have been brought down, but transaction costs remain hard to pin down. Michael Klimes looks at the key findings