While the progress of the Pension Schemes Bill is to be celebrated, says John Chilman, it is important to secure further consensus to ensure the best outcomes for open defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Michael Bromwich says USS’ 2020 valuation ramps up prudence, but perhaps unjustifiably, resulting in higher contributions.
Kim Gubler says the project to deliver the pensions dashboard is on track and that talk of a delay is incorrect.
Con Keating says last week’s Pensions Buzz survey indicates the true feeling of directly affected schemes to The Pensions Regulator’s DB funding code proposals.
Jake Churchill and Grant Suckling set out their five aims for pensions in 2021.
While the pandemic will obviously leave its mark on UK schemes, there are hopes for some positive moves in 2021, says Matthew Arends
Dr Dambisa Moyo looks at how three preeminent trends will dominate throughout the next year
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.
Tim Gosling says the small pots working group’s report is a reasonable first step that recognises diverse views to come up with a way forward.
Girish Menezes looks at whether the two-page simpler annual statement is effective at giving members the detail they need
Dr Pooja Khosla and Amer Khan argue that schemes should use their monetary power to seek change rather than divest.
The prime minister’s pledge to ‘build, build, build’ may be a leapfrog moment for UK housebuilding, says Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, but to succeed a national funding effort is required.
The charge cap must exclude performance fees to allow pension funds to invest in unlisted equities, says Stephen Welton.
If we were voting for a pensions buzzword of 2020, ‘consolidation’ would be a clear winner, Mark Evans writes. But to what extent can it, and its benefits, be applied to governance?
With a total market value of over £2trn, defined benefit (DB) pensions are an enormous financial resource, says Baroness Ros Altmann. But quantitative easing (QE) has caused significant damage to pension funding.
The Pensions Regulator's David Fairs looks to bust some of the myths he says have grown up around the proposals for a new DB funding code.
After a tumultuous year for every industry, James Phillips says 2021 can give the pensions industry and government a chance to tackle the long-term needs in retirement savings.
In the last of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman explains how pension dashboards will help consolidate pensions.
In the fourth of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman sets out how revised funding arrangements for defined benefit schemes will better protect members.
In the third of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman sets out how impending legislation will help crackdown on 'crooks' scamming people out of their pensions.
In the second of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman talks about putting trustees’ duty to manage climate risk on a statutory footing
In the first of a five-part series of articles for PP, pensions minister Guy Opperman sets out how impending legislation will improve pensions for members.
We are now approaching the first anniversary of trustees required to set strategic objectives for their investment consultants, Grant Suckling writes.
Regulators must act now to impose some "proper regulation" to stop another defined benefit (DB) transfer advice disaster, saysTim Sargisson.