Select committee inquiry: What should change to safeguard DB?

As the deadline for submitting views on defined benefit to the Work and Pensions Committee has passed, experts say there is a need for greater flexibility, potential benefit reductions and increased powers for the Pensions Regulator.

Retirees avoid overspending yet more become insolvent

Analysis: New figures suggest defined contribution savers reaching retirement might be overspending and increasing their risk of poverty in later years, but experts warn this could be a false alarm.

Access set to rent as pools decide on structure

The Access pool of the Local Government Pension Scheme is looking into renting a provider for the structure of its investment vehicle, but there are different options for pools depending on how much they want to outsource. 

RBS scheme diversifies with US life settlements

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The RBS Pension Scheme has made a number of new investments as part of its long-term plan to diversify its portfolio.

Questions surround Bernard Matthews sale as PPF prepares to step in

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Turkey producer Bernard Matthews has gone into administration, with the pension scheme expected to enter the Pension Protection Fund assessment period, but questions remain as to why the scheme was allowed to fail.

Employers congregate to solve Baptist scheme deficit

The Baptist Union of Great Britain has established an employer group to develop a strategy for plugging the scheme’s increased deficit. 

Comment & Analysis

My Autumn Statement wishlist

Hugh Nolan

The Society of Pension Professionals’ Hugh Nolan makes a wishlist for the coming Autumn Statement.

How to invest in fixed income in the current environment

Alex Veroude

The world of ‘lower for longer’ seems to be going lower and lower for longer and longer. Insight Investment’s Alex Veroude explains how schemes can ensure they make the most of the opportunities.

There is no such thing as passive

David Hutchins

AB's David Hutchins explains why allocation of assets between different passive funds might be more important than the management of those funds.


How the rate cut affects your scheme

Lynda Whitney interview on interest rate cut

Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.

Brexit two weeks in: The legal and investment impact

Interview with Jane Higgins and John Belgrove

Video: The UK's vote to leave the EU is having a major impact on markets and has created legal uncertainties. Partner at Allen & Overy Jane Higgins, and senior partner at Aon Hewitt John Belgrove, explain what schemes can do to position themselves well.

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