Any other business: The fast-growing world of fiduciary management can be a controversial topic for pension schemes, with some saying it can bolster investment strategies, while detractors describe it as nepotistic and lacking transparency.
The Australian experience of defined contribution indicates UK pensioners could deplete their retirement pots too early, a report warns, but experts say what we can learn from overseas systems is limited.
Waltham Forest Pension Fund has begun drawing down its impact investment mandate into a range of projects, as pension schemes increasingly measure the social and environmental effects of their decisions.
Loss-making supermarket giant Tesco took a further step towards ending its defined benefit provision this week, as it began formal discussions to close to new members and future accrual.
Public sector pension funds are under pressure to compile their pension boards ahead of the August 1 deadline, but some report being “stretched” by the wait for guidance on the reform.
Two-and-a-half years into auto-enrolment and the pensions industry can look back and say, 'So far, so good'.
Large and medium-sized employers have staged successfully, but what happens when we look forward?
The employer staging profile is about to ramp up...
It is now the turn of small and micros. As the number of employers staging increases, and their sizes decrease, it is important the industry understands the challenges they face and responds accordingly.
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Comment & Analysis
Closing a defined benefit scheme to future accrual is no longer considered a controversial move in the private sector.
Bath Actuarial's Leonard Bowman discusses the nightmares that can keep trustees awake at night – including succession planning, disaster recovery and making the best use of 'trusted advisers' – and suggests some useful remedies.
Aries' Ian Neale gives a snapshot of where the small-pot consolidation project currently stands and points to where there could be further changes.
Video: What unknowns remain on the cusp of April 6? National Association of Pension Funds' DC policy lead Richard Wilson, and partner at consultancy LCP Andy Cheseldine discuss what is left to do and how to manage expectations (5:36).
Video: Should the 0.75 per cent cap go lower? In part two of Countdown to April, Mark Futcher from Barnett Waddingham and LGIM's Emma Douglas explore how DC schemes are responding to reform (5:37).
Video: What effect are the flexibilities having beyond the world of DC? In the first of our three Countdown to April videos, JLT Employee Benefits' Mark Wood and Eversheds' Tim Smith explain how DB schemes are dealing with the knock-on effects of the reforms (6:08).