The pensions minister Guy Opperman says the interim regime for superfunds will provide insights on the route towards a permanent, longer-term legislative solution.
As Covid-19 hampers efforts for professional trustees to complete necessary exams, Brian Spence defends the use of provisional accreditation.
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of last month has prompted a huge wave of protest and soul-searching across the world.
Alan Whalley says professional trustee claims of “provisional” accreditations are undermining the process and creating confusion in the market.
Collective pressure has delivered results on cutting carbon emissions, so pension scheme investors should take advantage of AGM season, says Diandra Soobiah
The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the need for the industry to embrace technology in order to improve administration processes and data, says Girish Menezes.
Chris DeMarco explains why the Covid-19 has increased opportunities for schemes to de-risk via bulk annuities.
Sectoral diversification has shown its worth in this economic crisis, says Robert Scammell, but whether this is a ‘dead cat bounce’ is yet to be determined.
Costly DB scheme regulations can result in abuses of equitable relations among stakeholders, say Iain Clacher and Con Keating.
Gregg McClymont says AE schemes make it easy to opt-out should members feel contributions are not in their best interest
As new figures from the Pension Protection Fund show the shortfall of final salary schemes in deficit grew to £256.4bn during April, Joe Dabrowski examines how the superfund structure could help…if only we had one.
David Fairs set outs why the regulator believes the economic fallout from Covid-19 is not a reason to abandon revisions to the DB funding regime.
Karen Quinn and Rhys Williams explain how data can be used to improve pension scheme engagement.
With great power comes great responsibility, Vassos Vassou says, as he welcomes the Pension Schemes Bill’s drive to improve adviser accountability.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issued its 2020 Annual Funding Statement last month in the midst of the global Covid-19 crisis. Marian Elliott address some of the issues trustees will be facing when completing a valuation in this environment.
While the Covid-19 pandemic will see many feel the pinch on their pension savings, it has the potential to drive real positives in the workplace, says Malcolm McLean.
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) Annual Funding Statement (AFS) is a fixture in the defined benefit (DB) pensions calendar but its arrival this year could not be against a more changed backdrop: new leaders for the two largest political parties, the country...
Enormous amounts of work are still required in order to deliver the pensions dashboard. Ros Altmann looks at the issues involved and urges politicians not to abandon the idea of an independent public dashboard.
Julian Mund says the pensions industry, regulators and government are all working together to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on savers.
Covid-19 has presented the ONS with significant problems calculating inflation during lockdown. Latest Institute for Fiscal Studies research examines the challenges faced.
Noel O’Halloran gives an ‘in the trenches’ dispatch from the front line during the Covid-19 crisis.
The fixed income year started with low yields and tight spreads but developed into a 'brutal' March. Mark Holman looks at where we are today and shares his thoughts for the future
The dashboard is reliant on all schemes having data readily available, but this is not yet the case for many DB schemes. Paul McGlone says this is a challenge the industry must work to overcome
With the DB funding code set for a major revision at the same time as upgraded powers for the regulator, Paul McGlone says it is important to watch how these interact with each other.