New DB funding rules considered overly prescriptive


CPD: Stephanie Hawthorne gets to grips with the detail on the Department for Work and Pensions’ latest consultation on defined benefit funding rules consultation, and what it means for trustees, sponsors and their members.

Pensions admin: Why trustees and schemes must brace for change


CPD: Cosan Consulting director Philip Dickinson details the current position of pensions administration and how it needs to evolve to adapt to schemes’ and trustees’ needs.

Are savers ready to go back to annuities?

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CPD: Annuities are the current Cinderellas of the pensions industry, but Stephanie Hawthorne asks whether higher rates will bring them back into favour for savers looking to lock in retirement.

Understanding your derisking options

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CPD: K3 Advisory's Adam Davis explores what your scheme needs to know to manage risk. 

Investment governance rules – where are we now?

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CPD: Gowling WLG and IC Select specialists recap the legal fundamentals affecting trustees’ investment practices, before considering the importance of setting strategic investment objectives in order to comply with CMA and DWP rules.

Act now to avoid crushing costs of carbon offsetting

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CPD: With pensions schemes increasingly committing to net zero targets, Stafford Capital Partners’ Marek Guizot outlines what trustees need to be doing in order to minimise substantial future compliance costs.

Light at the end of the tunnel for academics’ pensions?

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CPD: With academics still hotly disputing funding estimates at the Universities Superannuation Scheme, Stephanie Hawthorne untangles the long web of history amid claims and counterclaims from members and employers.

How trustees can be protected from bulk annuity residual risks


CPD: Sackers partner Ralph McClelland details the residual risks schemes may be left with after a bulk annuity deal and what the best options are to protect trustees in these cases.

Small schemes disappoint on value for money requirements

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CPD: Despite new requirements that dictate small schemes need to access the value for money they provide to members, only a handful are complying with the rules, Maria Espadinha reports.

The past, present and future of DB funding


CPD: Cartwright’s head of pensions strategy and scheme actuary Jonathan Seed details how defined benefit scheme funding has evolved over the years, while pointing out how schemes can prepare for new rules being introduced in 2023.