Latest articles from Angus Peters

Govt 'tempted' by latest Royal Mail CDC proposals

The Department for Work and Pensions is “tempted” to lay regulations facilitating the creation of collective defined contribution schemes, following a recent breakthrough by the team drafting proposals on behalf of Royal Mail.

Councils fear loss of control under London CIV proposals

The London Collective Investment Vehicle has announced a number of upgrades to its governance structures in response to personnel changes, but local authority participants still have fundamental concerns about how investing in the pool will work.

JLR drives down costs with DC strategy refresh

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UK automotive stalwart Jaguar Land Rover has embarked on a complete overhaul of its defined contribution offering in a bid to drive down costs and improve member outcomes.

Cold-call ban needs hefty fines to work, experts say

The government's decision to speed up its ban on cold calls and emails related to pensions must be supported by credible regulations and deterrent fines if consumers are to be protected, industry commentators have said.

Solving consultancy's transparency problem

Analysis: The first findings to be presented by the Competition and Markets Authority show that no one is squeaky clean in the investment consulting and fiduciary management businesses. How can both products become more transparent?

DWP to allow bulk DC transfers without member consent

The Department for Work and Pensions has pressed ahead with regulations easing the bulk transfer of defined contribution members without their consent, seen as a milestone in a drive for scheme consolidation.

Pensions industry still behind on gender pay gap

Analysis: The pensions industry is slowly publishing its gender pay gap data, and it does not make for pleasant reading.

Carillion: Regulator blasted for grasp of key facts on DB


Executives at the Pensions Regulator have been lambasted by MPs for being poorly informed and undermining confidence in pensions, after they appeared unable to answer questions on subjects including “a major KPI” of defined benefit scheme health.

Can you run your scheme better than a sole trustee?

Analysis: Defined benefit trustee boards are finding it increasingly difficult to source a full complement of member-nominated trustees, as final salary becomes a legacy benefit system. Is the rise of the sole corporate trustee inevitable?

Field goes in all guns blazing

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Editorial: The MPs’ pension scheme can rest easy, it does not look like they will have to pay out to Frank Field any time soon.

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