CMA referral still likely for advisory firms as FCA consultation closes

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Apathy from the investment consulting industry to pro-competition measures suggested by the ‘big three’ firms is set to pave the way for a referral of the industry to the Competition and Markets Authority.

Outsourcing admin: What to look out for

Analysis: Outsourcing pensions administration or transitioning to a different provider can be a complicated and time-consuming process. What steps can trustees take to smooth the journey?

Now Pensions withdraws from mastertrust assurance list

Now Pensions has removed itself from the Pensions Regulator’s list of schemes that have obtained mastertrust assurance for automatic enrolment, citing historic problems processing client contributions.

#AskTPR — Your questions for the regulator answered

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The Pensions Regulator has updated its approach to regulation and the use of its powers in the face of an ever-changing retirement savings landscape — and it is ready to answer your questions.

Scapa sticks to risk management strategy with Pie

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Adhesive tape manufacturer Scapa has carried out a pension increase exchange exercise, in its latest move to manage the cost and risk of its legacy defined benefit scheme.

Life events key to engagement, report finds

Moving house, getting a job or starting a family could be the best moments to get people saving, a new report says, but stresses the risks of engagement and continued role of default options.

Comment & Analysis

What to look for in an active manager

Rikhav Shah

Rikhav Shah at EY looks at the active versus passive debate, and explains what trustees should seek in an active manager.

How far have we come with LGPS infrastructure investment?

John MacDonald

Hymans Robertson's John MacDonald on how Local Government Pension Scheme funds are overcoming the governance barriers to direct investment in UK and global infrastructure projects.

The PPF’s funding strategy: Flight path to self-sufficiency

Hans den Boer

The Pension Protection Fund's Hans den Boer says why the PPF cannot be not complacent despite its healthy funding position.

Videos & Podcasts

A closer look at the main parties' pension proposals

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Podcast: From a double lock to a flexible state pension age, Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham, and Edward Brown, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss the pension policies the political parties have proposed in their manifestos ahead of the election on June 8.

DB green paper: Can it strike a balance?

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Video: What do businesses say about the defined benefit green paper's focus on regulation, and where do unions have concerns about member protection? Rachel Smith, principal labour market economist at the Confederation of British Industry and Tim Sharp, policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, give their views.

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