NAPF Investment Conference 2014: Collective defined contribution could be a way forward for schemes trying to "give members what they want" and avoid burdening them with decisions, said Diageo's director of pensions.
NAPF Investment Conference 2014: The John Lewis Partnership's DC scheme will not consider offering income guarantees to its members, unless a legislative framework is put in place to deliver them.
NAPF Investment Conference 2014: A cap on annual management charges could lead to actively managed funds becoming unavailable to DC schemes, industry figures have said, as they called for greater transparency and innovation in DC investment.
News analysis: Companies need to better educate staff to encourage responsibility for pension saving, as research has highlighted a misalignment between employers’ goals and the outcomes of their defined contribution plans.
The charity Alternative Futures Group has condensed its staff pension plans to two down from five in a bid to simplify its offering for auto-enrolment, achieving an 8 per cent opt-out rate in the process.
Plant hire company Hewden has stressed simplicity was crucial to its auto-enrolment project, and questioned whether hiring a consultancy always provided value for money.
State Street Global Advisors is the latest manager to detail its UK target date funds with an emphasis on volatility control, while consultants scrutinise the take-up and construction of these strategies.
Whiteley Pension Scheme has doubled its scheme membership in a ‘buy now while high contributions last’ approach to pre-staging communication that has become popular among schemes wanting to boost employee saving.
News analysis: Employers and schemes approaching auto-enrolment face a unique governance challenge as consultants and providers club together to provide off-the-shelf products, with industry commentators raising questions on independence and cost.
A catch-up on the government's official research on quality and charges in defined contribution pension schemes, featuring stats, views and analysis on the key issues for scheme professionals.