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Schemes should be alert to Supreme Court’s part-time ruling

Claire Goodby

As the UK government faces a compensation bill of hundreds of millions of pounds following a Supreme Court ruling on part-time workers, Claire Goodby of Arc Pensions Law says trustees and employers need to beware of falling into the same trap.

Why the time for transformation is now

Paul McCallin

Paul McCallin of Atos argues that traditional pensions providers must embrace transformation in order to thrive in the future and should follow the lead taken by FinTechs and InsurTechs. 

New year, new attitude to ESG compliance?

Angus Peters

Editorial: 2019 came to a close amid scenes of raging forest fires and warming seas. Just how committed are trustees to managing the risks arising from our changing planet?

Risks and opportunities coming from RPI reform

Jonathan Griffith

LCP’s Jonathan Griffith discusses how the announced reform of the retail price index presents several challenges for pension schemes, but could also be a chance for trustees and sponsors to better adapt their inflation-hedging strategies.

What challenges do providers face with investment pathways?

Jon Parker

Redington’s Jonathan Parker analyses the challenges pension providers face on the implementation of investment pathways, as the deadline to introduce these consumer journeys in decumulation steadily approaches.

Are IGCs up to challenge of new duties?

Jo Cumbo (teaser)

The Financial Conduct Authority has stirred into action on the role of independent governance committees, but columnist Josephine Cumbo asks whether the regulator can really be sure that the committees are doing a good job of the responsibilities they already have.

Will open finance transform financial services?

Henry Tapper (teaser)

Henry Tapper, chief executive of new pensions consolidator AgeWage, analyses how open finance will transform the way consumers view and interact with their pensions.

The pension industry’s ‘Extinction Rebellion’ moment

Vassos Vassou

Dalriada’s Vassos Vassou explains why trustees must take ownership of environmental, social and governance risks in their pension funds’ investment strategies, and how asset managers and consultants must be held to account.

LGPS: The differing approaches to investment pooling

Jonathan Libre (teaser)

The belated establishment of LGPS pools has revealed an inequality in resources across differently sized schemes, says Broadridge's Jonathan Libre.

Collective defined contribution schemes: Smooth operators?

Esther Hawley

Barnett Waddingham's Esther Hawley looks at the differences between collective defined contribution schemes and individual DC strategies, and how workplace pension funds can mirror the new concepts being developed to improve the UK’s retirement outcomes.