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DC default design: Make sure you understand your members

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Podcast: Last month, Pensions Expert reported that trustees of the Lloyds Bank Pension Scheme No.1 had overhauled the default offering for their DC members. In this episode, Lydia Fearn, head of DC and financial well-being at consultancy Redington, and Maria Nazarova-Doyle, senior investment consultant and head of DC investment consulting at JLT Employee Benefits, discuss the most important factors for trustees to consider when designing or reviewing their default investment strategy.

The Weekly Wrap: September 28 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a New York fund pushing for higher chicken welfare standards, to Labour’s call for employee power over workplace pensions.

Four bosses banned for bad transfer advice

On the go: The Insolvency Service has handed lengthy bans to four company managers for a range of offences in relation to bad pension transfer advice. 

TPR fines more than treble in a year

On the go: The value of fines issued by the Pensions Regulator has shot up to £42m in the year to March 31 2018, compared to the £12.6m of fines handed down over the previous 12 months.

The Weekly Wrap: September 21 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from millions of pounds of tax relief being overpaid to pension savers, to two NYC pensions pumping money into an 'exotic' quant strategy.

How should trustees be monitoring their employer covenant?

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Podcast: Over the last few years, headlines highlighting several high-profile defined benefit pension cases have hammered home the importance of having a strong covenant. Mark Evans, director at Independent Trustee Services, and Adolfo Aponte, director at covenant specialists Lincoln Pensions, explain how trustees can keep tabs on their employer.

Mercer parent's JLT acquisition brings consulting giants under one roof

On the go: Marsh & McLennan, the insurance broker and consultancy that owns Mercer, has announced it is to buy Jardine Lloyd Thompson for $5.6bn (£4.3bn) in cash.

TPR to introduce one-to-one supervision for 25 biggest schemes

On the go: The Pensions Regulator has introduced a new supervision regime, which includes one-to-one supervision of the 25 largest schemes in the UK and will aim to monitor all schemes more closely.

DC value: Small schemes falling short of standards

On the go: Small defined contribution schemes are not meeting the Pensions Regulator’s expectations when it comes to demonstrating value for members, according to its latest research.

The Weekly Wrap: September 14 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from advisers being asked to stump up more cash for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, to asset managers being told to back up their environmental, social and governance credentials.