The Review: Poised for freedom but questions remain

Countdown to April part 3

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).

How your scheme can make the most of big data

Any other business: Last week's piece explored how schemes can tighten their data compliance processes. But how can trustees take data one step further to improve how the scheme is run?

John Laing tackles deficit with £100m alternative financing plan

Infrastructure heavyweight John Laing contributed £100m in cash and equity interests to its pension scheme, as part of a deficit recovery schedule that was revised before floating the company in February.

NAPF seeks certainty over non-default fund switching rules

The National Association of Pension Funds has written to the government to demand clarification on the movement of non-default members between funds, to ease trustee uncertainty around charge cap regulations.

Deficit quadruples for Johnson Service scheme

Johnson Service Group has seen its defined benefit scheme deficit more than quadruple after a reduction to the discount rate and the closure of the scheme to future accrual.

Schemes risk regulatory intervention as AE non-compliance to rise

Compliance notices issued to auto-enrolling schemes will rise, the Pensions Regulator has said, as the watchdog detailed its new three-year strategy within a revised lower budget.

Comment & Analysis

Two workplace guidance steps to avoid member confusion

Mercer's Mark Rowlands believes pension scheme members need more than a little advice to help them make the right decisions when nearing retirement.

Gardner: How to achieve financial security in retirement

Rob Gardner TEASER

Talking Head: Redington's Rob Gardner questions how we can calibrate investment strategies and saving behaviours with retirement income goals. 

Prepping for buyout: How the current derisking market affects your scheme?

Lincoln Pensions' Darren Redmayne looks at practical steps schemes can take on the journey towards buyout.

Video

The Review: Poised for freedom but questions remain

Countdown to April part 3

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).

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

PE Review countdown – 26.01.15

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).

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