News Analysis: The closure of defined benefit pension schemes may alleviate a significant financial burden, but experts have urged employers to think carefully about the long-term impact of the replacement arrangements chosen for affected employees.
Invensys Pension Scheme is expanding its pension increase exchange offering to retired members, as the company plans a bulk exercise for dependants and pensioners.
Kingfisher Pension Scheme has continued to progress towards its 2030 buyout target with a £150m shift from return-seeking to matching assets after tipping into surplus.
Rising life expectancy poses a greater risk to UK corporate pension schemes than low interest rates, a report this week has suggested, but some industry experts have challenged the finding.
Cambridge University Assistants’ Contributory Pension Scheme is examining the causes of opt-outs as it prepares to re-enrol members into its hybrid scheme next year.
East Riding Pension Fund has pushed further into the alternatives space over the past 12 months with an £80m investment in social housing plus increased allocations to aircraft leasing and healthcare royalties.
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Trustees have been blighted by low interest rates since 2008 and uncertainty about possible rises continues to make it hard to plan. LCP's Phil Boyle says schemes can still manage this risk.
Talking Head: Pension freedoms are off to a positive start, says the Treasury's Harriet Baldwin, but individuals still need help finding financial advice.
European regulators have eased off on some of the more stringent requirements for trustees, but CMS's Maria Rodia and Thibault Jeakings say trustees still need to keep up to date with legal changes.
Video: The Pensions Regulator's chief executive Lesley Titcomb outlines the watchdog's key areas of focus – including a revision of the DC code, the freedom fallout and mastertrust assurance, and touches on the argument for a single regulator (6:11).
Video: Which trends are driving how pension funds are structuring their growth portfolios? M&G Investments' Steven Andrew, Nest's Mark Fawcett and Barnett Waddingham's Marcus Whitehead discuss the opportunities and risks (5:55).
Video: Aviva Investors' Mark Versey, plus HR Trustees' Giles Payne and Redington's Kenny Nicoll discuss how underlying investment strategies are evolving (5:47).