Accurate data on scheme balance sheets and a willingness to seek information independently of consultants and advisers is crucial to managing a scheme facing changing cash flows, the chair of the Stagecoach Group Pension Scheme said this week.
The government has launched its consultation on pension scams, proposing bans on pension-related cold calls, limits on the statutory right to transfer and tighter regulations for setting up potentially fraudulent schemes.
Any other business: From Brexit to Trump, 2016 has been a year of the once-inconceivable coming to pass. Faith in institutions, already low, has taken repeated batterings as prediction after prediction has turned out to be wrong.
There is never a shortage of challenges when it comes to administration. Here, Aon Hewitt’s UK outsourcing commercial director Stephen Ruse looks at the top 10 challenges – as identified from our most recent survey – and how schemes can address them.
The Severn Trent Pension Scheme has agreed a new asset-backed funding strategy with its sponsor, following a year which saw its accounting deficit more than double despite derisking measures.
The Combined Nuclear Pension Plan has added a commercial ground rents fund to its portfolio as part of its interest in assets with long-term inflation-linked cash flows.
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High earners sometimes prefer to move their pension overseas and out of the UK taxman's reach, so how should trustees deal with requests to transfer to a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme?
The Society of Pension Professionals' Hugh Nolan asks what it means to be a good trustee and what happens when the trustee board is split over that question.
Dianne Day from Independent Trustee Services takes a closer look at independent governance committees.
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.
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.
Video: Jay Shah, head of origination at specialist insurer Pension Insurance Corporation, and Susan Anyan, client director at professional trustee company Capital Cranfield, break down the impact of Brexit on schemes' ability and desire to derisk.