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As Pensions Expert becomes monthly, new pensions challenges emerge

Angus Peters

Editorial: The level of complexity in the decisions made every day by trustees and pension scheme managers seems to ratchet up with every passing month. I hope our new magazine will allow these vital topics the depth they need, and retain the concise and analytical approach that has made the title so successful over its 20-year history.

Trustees must go the extra mile for their members on transfers

Jo Cumbo (teaser)

In her first article for Pensions Expert, new columnist and Financial Times pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo says industry support for ‘scheme pays’ arrangements could help members avoid poor transfer advice.

Data crunch: Consolidation will change shape of both DB and DC

Jonathan Libre (teaser)

Unlike pension systems in the rest of Europe, where large-scale pension funds are common, the UK is characterised by a large number of small, single-employer pension schemes. Whether or not superfunds take off, consolidation will reshape the nation's pension schemes, says Broadridge's Jonathan Libre.

TPR: 2019 must see member security improve

Frobisher, Fiona

The Pensions Regulator’s Fiona Frobisher reminds us of the regulatory developments scheduled to improve pensions in 2019, and ramps up the pressure on poorly run small schemes to consider the emerging regulated consolidation market.

The unseen funding target

Paul McGlone

Most defined benefit schemes are headed for buyout or self-sufficiency, but few acknowledge this aim in any formal way. Regulators look set to change this soon, writes Society of Pension Professionals president Paul McGlone.

Reducing your 2019-20 PPF levy

Giles Bywater

There are three main things trustees need to consider when it comes to re-execution of contingent assets, explains Giles Bywater, a pensions partner at law firm Mayer Brown.