LGPS gets LTA and AA modelling tools, but tax complexity limits benefits

The Local Government Pension Scheme has introduced a check tool for members as the lifetime and annual allowances complicate life for those with large defined benefit pensions and higher salaries.

The jury is still out on robo-advice

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The pensions industry must focus on technology and consumer engagement to keep up with changing demographics and work habits, but opinions are divided over whether robo-advice is the best solution. 

'Greenest of green papers' explores DB sustainability options but lacks urgency

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A wide-ranging government green paper is exploring a number of possible changes to improve the sustainability of defined benefit schemes, but although experts welcomed the variety of issues discussed, some noted a lack of urgency. 

Henderson agrees recovery plan after funding fall

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Investment manager Henderson Group has agreed a recovery plan with its trustees after its defined benefit scheme fell out of surplus at the latest triennial valuation.

FCA market study: All-in fee might not be all-in cure

The consultation stage of the Financial Conduct Authority’s market review of the asset management industry closed last week, with experts welcoming the boost to transparency but remaining reticent over proposals for an all-in fee structure.

LPFA feels divestment pressure

The London Pensions Fund Authority is under pressure from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to divest entirely from fossil fuel holdings, but says it prefers working with companies and fund managers over divesting.

Comment & Analysis

It’s time for schemes to consider strategic currency hedging

Lucinda Downing

Aon Hewitt’s Lucinda Downing makes the case for currency hedging and states where and how schemes can do so.

How will lifting the restrictions on Nest impact the mastertrust market?

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Lifting restrictions on transfers and contributions will hit newer mastertrusts but can also serve as a catalyst for innovation, argues SEI’s David Snowdon.

The role of advice in a digital world

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The way financial advice is provided is developing but consumers still need protection, says the Financial Conduct Authority's David Geale.

Video

How the PLSA's taskforce wants to change DB

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Video: As the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has highlighted four areas for potential change to the defined benefit landscape, Ashok Gupta, who chairs its DB Taskforce, talks about the proposals and the taskforce's aims.

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.

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