NAPF: Timescale for Budget's DC reforms 'frighteningly short'

Joanne Segars

Video: Joanne Segars, chief executive of the National Association of Pension Funds, discusses the implications of last month's Budget on schemes, including its retirement guidance guarantee, in the latest edition of Policymakers and Decision-makers (5:12).

TfL faces fresh demands for contract worker DB membership

TfL faces fresh demands for contract worker DB membership

Transport union RMT has reignited calls for all Transport for London employees undertaking work on a contract basis to be allowed to join its defined benefit pension fund.

IBM case a lesson to consider scheme history

Schemes must look at historical context when considering and communicating benefit changes, lawyers have urged, after the High Court ruled earlier this month that technology company IBM breached its duty of good faith with employees when closing its defined benefit scheme.

LDI struggling to penetrate medium and smaller-sized schemes

Liability-driven investment strategies are struggling to gain ground outside larger schemes, with regulatory data indicating just one in 17 medium-sized plans have implemented hedging strategies.

Low-cost passive DC loses ground as schemes seek 'smoothed' returns

The number of FTSE 100 trust-based defined contribution schemes using lower-cost, fully passive management for their default options has dropped by almost a half as diversified growth funds become more popular, research has found.

Pension funds drive property surge as index linkage takes off

Schemes are looking towards property for further diversification, having expanded alternative property investments fivefold last year, as experts predict improved economic sentiment and a lack of development sites could stimulate rental growth.

Comment & Analysis

Why your biggest investment risk is ignoring your liabilities

Talking head: Investment columnist Rob Gardner looks at whether equities or bonds are looking better value for UK pension funds, and argues context is vital.

Confronting the less-discussed downsides of TDFs

LGIM's Emma Douglas considers some of the downsides of target date funds for defined contribution scheme members, and how they can be addressed, in this week's Informed Comment.

How to protect your scheme from rising interest rates

In this edition of Technical Comment, M&G Investments' Bernard Abrahamsen makes a pitch for a bond portfolio that is better protected against rises in interest rates.

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NAPF: Timescale for Budget's DC reforms 'frighteningly short'

Joanne Segars

Video: Joanne Segars, chief executive of the National Association of Pension Funds, discusses the implications of last month's Budget on schemes, including its retirement guidance guarantee, in the latest edition of Policymakers and Decision-makers (5:12).

How pot-follows-member could work in practice

PE Review – Mushens and Markham

Video: Jeffrey Mushens, technical director at Tisa Exchange and James Markham, managing director of SBC Systems, talk about how technology can help schemes implement pensions consolidation, with both favouring a structure that places the burden on the receiving scheme (5:36).

How the Pensions Trust ensures fiduciary management value

Sarah Smart, the Pensions Trust

Video: Sarah Smart, chair of the trustee board at the Pensions Trust, says its fiduciary management set-up has outperformed its target at lower risk than budgeted for, and explains how the scheme monitors this arrangement (5:56).

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