Why the regulator will not publish a definitive list of AE schemes

The industry has given a mixed response to the Pensions Regulator’s decision not to publish a list of auto-enrolment schemes available to smaller employers, with some suggesting it could do more.

FCA bolsters transfer protections in home-straight to April

The Financial Conduct Authority has tightened rules around advice on transfers out of defined benefit in its third announcement this week, as the April reform deadline approaches.

The Review: Why the DC charge cap will fall further

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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).

Pressure for transparency builds as City watchdog loads on demands

The Financial Conduct Authority has delivered a defined contribution charges double-whammy this week with the release of its final rules for the default fund charge cap, plus a call for evidence on the disclosure of transaction charges.

Why trustees should pull together to focus on what matters

Any other business: The Pareto principle states that 80 per cent of effects come from 20 per cent of the causes. In management terms this means a fraction of your efforts could have disproportionate outcomes.

How the MNRPF ruling affects your scheme-employer balance

Legal experts have said a High Court ruling charts new territory for employer covenant rules and clarifies the position of members with a final salary link, as regulators balance the needs of employers and schemes.

Comment & Analysis

DB-DC transfer requests will rise. Here is how to handle them

Quantum's David Deidun says the rise of DB-DC transfers are much ado about nothing, but that trustees should allow enough time to disinvest funds efficiently in such periods of increased demand.

Winner or loser? How DB funds should approach the new levy scorecard

Spence's Alan Collins outlines the main changes to the PPF levy calculation methodology and says trustees should act as soon as possible.

Why trustees should pull together to focus on what matters

Any other business: The Pareto principle states that 80 per cent of effects come from 20 per cent of the causes. In management terms this means a fraction of your efforts could have disproportionate outcomes.

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The Review: Why the DC charge cap will fall further

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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).

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

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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).

IMA: Schemes must bear overall charges cap compliance burden

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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).

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