Latest articles from Angus Peters

Has the industry kept its promise on at-retirement innovation?

Analysis: When the Department for Work and Pensions allowed the industry to block mastertrust Nest from entering the drawdown market in 2017, it did so with a proviso: the industry had to drive innovation itself.

RSA calls for pensions tax reform to boost saving for self-employed

The Royal Society of Arts has published wide-ranging recommendations seeking to tackle the four key barriers to saving for the self-employed, underpinned by a call to introduce a flat rate of tax relief on pensions contributions.

UK could profit from Australia’s missed default opportunity

A default drawdown proposition rejected by the Australian government could offer “freedom from the pension freedoms” for unengaged savers who cannot afford advice at retirement, it has been claimed.

Choosing the right derisking path

Analysis: Consultants say bulk annuity pricing has never been so attractive, yet the majority of pension schemes see self-sufficiency as their likely destiny. Who is wrong?

Pearson follows pack in targeting drawdown for DC defaults

The Pearson Pension Plan is introducing two new lifestyle options for its defined contribution members as they approach retirement, responding to a perceived demand for greater flexibility.

Default drawdown tops select committee's at-retirement wishlist

Providers of drawdown products should be required to develop charge-capped default products to help disengaged savers make their pension last, the Work and Pensions Committee has recommended.

Can schemes still justify active management?

The average active fund manager cannot outperform their benchmark net of fees, and according to the Competition and Markets Authority, the average investment consultant cannot reliably identify those managers who do. Can an average trustee board reasonably keep the faith in active management?

The Pension SuperFund: Benevolent disruptor or danger to members?

Edi Truell's consolidator has already attracted big name appointments and the attention of the industry, but questions are still to be answered about how to regulate a commercial player in the pensions arena.

Fines for DB negligence leave industry split

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Employers who wilfully or recklessly put their defined benefit pension schemes at risk are in the firing line of new punitive fines announced in a government policy statement released on Monday.

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.

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