Latest articles from Angus Peters

Do you want to live forever?

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Editorial: Longevity serves as a useful euphemism in the pensions world.

Opperman's consumer choice AE meeting draws ire of industry

Workplace pension providers and advisers have expressed fury at reports that minister for pensions and financial inclusion Guy Opperman will attend a meeting to discuss letting members choose their auto-enrolment provider.

Trustees pour cold water on wild consolidator claims

Superfunds have set their sights on almighty chunks of the defined benefit universe, but in conversation with trustees who may find themselves approving consolidation deals, Pensions Expert finds that the market for 'buyout-light' may be narrower than expected.

Life expectancy flatlines for first time in decades

Life expectancy in the UK has flatlined in the past two years, according to the Office for National Statistics, with drops in the life expectancy of babies born in Scotland and Wales putting an end to decades of improving longevity.

Field asks TPR to learn lessons as Kodak zombie set to enter PPF

The chair of the Work and Pensions Committee has written to the Pensions Regulator asking it to reflect on lessons it should have learned from its handling of the Kodak Pension Plan, which this week announced it faced Pension Protection Fund entry.

Lessons from Oz: Former regulator urges hybrid product adoption

A former deputy chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has urged UK defined contribution schemes to better protect members by developing default retirement products combining drawdown and lifetime income.

Sin stocks under scrutiny

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Editorial: Responsible investment campaigners notched a significant win last week, with the government publishing long-awaited regulations on environmental, social and governance disclosures.

Willetts: Tax pensioners more to stem potential opt-out rise

National insurance contributions from pensioners’ income could be used to stem opt-outs resulting from increased contributions under auto-enrolment, an influential Conservative peer has suggested.

DWP scraps plans for schemes to check members’ ethical views


Controversial plans by the government to force trustees to outline how they have taken members’ ethical views into account in their investment strategies have been scrapped, it was revealed on Monday.

Will private credit become a mainstay of DC portfolios?

Analysis: Private credit is flavour of the month with yield-starved defined benefit funds, but has only attracted defined contribution business from the giants of the mastertrust sector. Could renegotiations on fees open up the asset class for today’s savers?