As schemes face additional hurdles to appoint fiduciary managers, Paul Wharton outlines the key considerations for all trustees in the process.
A self-sufficiency approach is not riskless and trustees must consider covenant strength and longevity exposure. Chris Ramsey looks at the key considerations of running schemes on.
Pension schemes have been called on to play a central part in the government’s plans to meet climate change expectations. Hope William-Smith asks how this can be achieved
Additional margin rules will apply to schemes using OTC derivatives from September this year. Paul Cluley looks at how funds will be affected and what they need to do next.
There is a growing need for schemes to improve governance. John Reeve says better trustee support will improve their ability to meet these increasingly onerous requirements
DC schemes are increasingly looking at investing in alternatives but face a number of challenges. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the issues they face.
Satisfice is a verb meaning the pursuit of a course of action to satisfy the minimum requirements necessary to achieve a goal. Dana Day and Stefan Lundbergh look at how this applies to pensions.
PP Online takes a look at the top 20 features of 2019.
PP Online reveals the biggest pensions stories of 2019.
What were some of the most read opinion pieces on Professional Pensions over the last 12 months? We look at some of the top articles from our commentators during the year.
With one of Europe’s most well-known companies planning its most significant pension scheme overhaul to date, unions have stepped in to ensure workers are not short-changed. Hope William-Smith reports.
Schemes may have had a trustee board structure in place for 50 years, but is it really ticking all the governance boxes in the current – and increasingly onerous – regulatory environment, asks Karen Parry.
Taylor Wessing has published a report gauging industry views on challenges associated with pensions restructuring. Kim Kaveh explores the findings
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.
ESG is increasingly important for schemes but trustees have little influence over manager decisions. Pádraig Floyd asks what they can do to redress the balance.
All of the major political parties have now unveiled their policies on pensions ahead of the general election. Professional Pensions looks at what they have promised.
Using convertible bonds could help pension fund investors to mitigate volatility while also sharing in upside during periods of growth, says Justin Craib-Cox.
Self-employment may work well for those women who bear the brunt of childcare responsibilities, but this can leave them lacking in pension, insurance, and savings provision, says Laura Miller.
Pensions and actuarial consulting is an increasingly lucrative business. Hope William-Smith speaks to Grant Stobart about Broadstone’s growth plans and where the small player sits in a busy market.
Most asset classes have a long way to go on meeting sustainability targets and the pressure to be environmentally compliant is increasing. Hope William-Smith reports
Greater regulatory focus on covenant, holistic risk management, and long-term targets has helped proactive schemes approach their endgames earlier, says Adolfo Aponte.
FTSE 100 chief executives are more likely to be called Steve than they are to be women, who account for 50% of the population, unlike men called Steve.
Communication is essential in a pensions environment governed increasingly by defaults, and with more schemes in distress. James Phillips joined a panel of experts to hear how it can be improved.
Return-driven investment strategies can deliver a better match for scheme-specific return targets via a more diversified and liquid portfolio, argues Gavin Orpin.