Torrent of fraud cases overwhelms FCF’s finances


CPD: As the number of cases of pensions fraud continues to rise, Stephanie Hawthorne looks how last year’s court ruling has led to a huge strain on the Fraud Compensation Fund’s reserves.

Raising the minimum pension age to 57: Trustee action list


CPD: Norton Rose Fulbright partner Shane O’Reilly and senior knowledge lawyer Julia Chirnside detail the changes proposed by government to the normal minimum pension age, while urging trustees to start looking at the potential implications stemming from the new rules as soon as possible.

Fiduciary mandates and outsourced investment: Spotting the differences


CPD: With some pension schemes opting to outsource their entire investment portfolio instead of hiring a fiduciary manager, Rachel So explains what the differences are and how the CMA rules still apply in both cases.

New rules may consign obtuse pension comms to history


CPD: With new annual pension statement regulations coming into force next year, Stephanie Hawthorne looks at whether the new rules can help improve individuals’ understanding of their pensions.

Moving to a master trust: Timing it to perfection


CPD: Shabna Islam, head of defined contribution provider relations at Hymans Robertson, details how master trusts have risen to the pensions vehicle of choice for DC in the UK, and what factors trustees and employers should consider when moving to one of these schemes.

How to make your scheme cyber resilient


CPD: Aon partner Paul McGlone details eight specific actions pension schemes trustees can implement to make sure pension funds, sponsors and members are protected from cyber security attacks.

Trustees in the firing line as private equity houses target UK firms


CPD: With US private equity houses scooping up much-loved British companies at bargain prices, Stephanie Hawthorne looks at the implications for UK pensions schemes and their trustees.

BoE sets out illiquids ‘roadmap’ but doubts remain


CPD: Despite a detailed report from the Bank of England suggesting a roadmap for DC schemes to invest in illiquid investments, industry professionals and members have doubts about the practical implications of these allocations, writes Benjamin Mercer.

The tip of the iceberg: Exploring the TCFD regulations


CPD: Sackers’ partner Stuart O’Brien details the new ESG requirements that came into force for larger schemes on October 1, and what trustees need to do to comply with the new rules

Experts fear new rules give TPR a ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’


CPD: Stephanie Hawthorne looks at what the Pensions Regulator’s new powers mean for schemes and trustees.