Latest articles from Sophia Imeson

Ombudsman’s police ruling highlights trustee duty of care

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The Pensions Ombudsman has upheld a police officer’s complaint that Northumbria Police transferred his pension to a new scheme without having conducted adequate checks or provided him with sufficient warning about scams.

Northumbrian Water makes moves to manage liabilities

Northumbrian Water has embarked on a multi-pronged liability management exercise in a bid to control its defined benefit obligations, including a pension increase exchange and employer-funded financial advice.

 

How would a lack of government support affect dashboard progress?

Analysis: Reactions to speculation that the secretary of state for work and pensions wants to scrap the pensions dashboard project have been unsurprisingly negative.

Should I stay or should I go?

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Editorial: Moving away from the security of a guaranteed defined benefit fund is a big decision to make. For many, it may be the wrong decision.

Luxfer Group offers IFA to deferred members

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Global materials technology company Luxfer Group has launched an exercise offering deferred members of its defined benefit scheme the opportunity to discuss their benefit options with an independent financial adviser.

Improved engagement more urgent than product innovation, says PPI

Savers can achieve positive outcomes with the range of products already available to them, according to a Pensions Policy Institute report emphasising the importance of engagement in helping people make more informed decisions.

Small schemes making most of accessible LDI solutions

The total value of liabilities hedged by liability driven investment strategies increased to £965bn over 2017, as smaller schemes continued to take advantage of more accessible and affordable LDI solutions.

A sense of ownership

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Editorial: Gone are the days of staying in the same job for decades, at least for most people.

PLSA pushes for retirement income targets and AE increases

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has set out its final recommendations from its ‘Hitting the Target’ consultation, calling for an increase in minimum auto-enrolment contributions to 12 per cent, and the introduction of retirement income targets.

Scapa sets up joint trustee working group

Adhesive tape manufacturer Scapa has set up a joint working group with the trustees of its pension scheme as it looks to derisk its defined benefit scheme further.