TPR overhauls DB funding in biggest shake-up for a decade

Choochart Choochaikupt/iStock

CPD: Stephanie Hawthorne explains the regulator’s proposed new defined benefit funding regime and what changes schemes and sponsors can expect.

Building up the voluntary carbon markets


CPD: Markets where companies can buy carbon offsets are growing in scale and value, but debate continues around how to ensure their quality and contribution to tackling climate change.

Pension comms: A journey from disclosure to engagement

Midnight Studio/iStock

CPD: Sackers senior counsel Naomi Brown looks back at how the world of pension communications has morphed from a straightforward box-ticking disclosure exercise to one where trustees are communicating with members in a completely different way.

The pensions industry finds itself at a crossroads


CPD: Teneo client development director Simon Kew casts his eye over the challenges facing the pensions industry.

High gilt yields: a great escape from charities’ DB deficit nightmare?

Getty images

CPD: High gilt yields and increased interest rates could prove a rare exit route for hard-pressed charities shouldering onerous defined benefit pension scheme deficits, Stephanie Hawthorne reports.

Six out of 10 DB schemes mull discretionary increases


CPD: Trustees are grappling with inflation complexities for the first time in 20 years, with discretionary increases back on the agenda. Stephanie Hawthorne asks what factors should sway trustee boards as they assess these knotty issues?

Liquidity not solvency: Setting the record straight on LDI

Chris Schmidt/iStock

CPD: Aon Investments partner Calum Mackenzie explains how an unexpected rise in gilt yields led pension schemes to a liquidity crisis and how liability-driven investments are expected to change in the future.

Pensions data: From compliance to currency


CPD: Capita Pension Solutions’ Paul Capel outlines data remediation strategies for trustees and scheme managers in light of increasing scrutiny from regulators and the incoming dashboards.

Schemes face a tsunami of new regulations in October

Shannon Stent/iStock

CPD: The extreme temperatures of the scorching summer of 2022 are a timely reminder why climate change regulation is rising up the agenda for trustees, which will be subject to a plethora of new duties from October, explains Stephanie Hawthorne.

Gender pensions gap: Where are we now?


CPD: Hymans Robertson partner Kathryn Fleming details the reasons for the existing gender pensions gap and what solutions could be brought forward to solve the issue.