The Review: 'Massive uptick' in larger DB funds exploring transfers

PE Review countdown – 26.01.15

Video: What effect are the flexibilities having beyond the world of DC? In the first our three Countdown to April videos, JLT's Mark Wood and Eversheds' Tim Smith explain how DB schemes are dealing with the knock-on effects of the reforms (6:08).

Consultants and managers back hedge funds despite high-profile criticism

Consultants and hedge fund managers have predicted increasing pension scheme allocations to the asset class, despite recent stiff criticism of perceived high fees and lack of transparency in the asset class.

Study forecasts DC market tripling by 2024, led by TDFs

A market report has predicted defined contribution pensions will triple in size to £787bn within the next decade with TDFs leading the way, but its bullish growth predictions have been questioned.

What Malcolm in the Middle says about our retirement prospects

Latest blog: We've been talking about it for nigh on a year now, but a report released by the NAPF today paints a detailed portrait of the decision-making paralysis facing many in the 50-70 age group at retirement.

Does Saudi Arabia's succession planning put your scheme to shame?

Any other business: Industry experts have warned that schemes are not putting enough thought into what would happen should they need to replace their trustee chair or pension director, leaving themselves open to administrative risk.

Shipbuilding scheme sails towards 10% property allocation

The Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme plans to boost its property allocation to around a tenth of its overall portfolio in its hunt for diversification, capital preservation and income.

Comment & Analysis

Regulator: Scammers continue to evolve, we will too

Talking head: the Pensions Regulator's Andrew Warwick-Thompson demonstrates how its Scorpion campaign is remaining nimble to tackle the evolving nature of pension scams.

Why annuities still play a crucial role in the post-Budget landscape

The announcement of the retirement reforms sent shock waves through the market last year. But MGM Advantage's Andrew Tully explains why, where annuities are concerned, there is life in the old dog yet.

Communicating difficult benefit changes: a scheme guide

Is there a good way to give bad news? Close Brothers' Jeanette Makings details some best-practice approaches when delivering potentially tough messages to scheme members.

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The Review: 'Massive uptick' in larger DB funds exploring transfers

PE Review countdown – 26.01.15

Video: What effect are the flexibilities having beyond the world of DC? In the first our three Countdown to April videos, JLT's Mark Wood and Eversheds' Tim Smith explain how DB schemes are dealing with the knock-on effects of the reforms (6:08).

IMA: Schemes must bear overall charges cap compliance burden

Jonathan Lipkin

Video: Jonathan Lipkin, director of public policy at the Investment Management Association, says that it is not up to investment managers to take the overall responsibility for ensuring charges are below the 0.75 per cent cap effective from April (5:48).

Altmann: Death tax removal could incentivise people to stay in pensions

Ros Altmann

Video: Independent pensions expert and the government's older workers champion Ros Altmann discusses the Budget changes and the chancellor's further pensions tax announcements (4:18).

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