Funding statement underscores integrated risk management ethos

The Pensions Regulator has endorsed an integrated approach to risk management in its first annual funding statement since the publication of the revised code of practice for defined benefit scheme funding. 

PIPA 2015: The winners revealed…

PIPA Awards 2015

… plus a behind-the-scenes video showing how the judges chose the victors.

Hutton: Transparency, efficiency and investment must improve in LGPS

NAPF Local Authority Conference 2015: Lord Hutton has called on local government schemes to tackle inefficiency and effectiveness ahead of a public sector squeeze.

Merseyside impressed by smart beta, strategy not a 'silver bullet'

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NAPF Local Authority Conference 2015: Merseyside Pension Fund has reported a positive performance from its smart beta equity allocation, while experts pointed to the barriers in using such strategies in fixed income investing.

Is 55 too young to cash in a DC pension?

The age at which members can access their pension pots should be increased, according to a white paper, but some experts say those in ill health should not be held back from drawing their cash.

Solvency scrutiny rumbles on in Europe with stress-testing

The resilience of UK pension schemes will be put to the test over coming months as Europe pursues its solvency and disclosure programme, though some have questioned who will bear the costs. 

Comment & Analysis

Nest: Keeping our eyes on the prize

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Talking Head: Millions more savers are part of workplace pension schemes thanks to auto-enrolment, but there is no room for complacency, says Nest chief Tim Jones.

Making the case for hedge funds

Hedge funds offer the chance for extra return and can help pension funds diversify their portfolios, says Robert Howie.

How to avoid the tax pitfalls of collective investing

Collective investment vehicles offer many benefits, says Steve Charlton, but pension funds need to fully understand what they are buying into.


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).

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