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.

DC default funds: A members’ lottery regarding investment outcomes

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CPD: Stephanie Hawthorne shines a light on defined contribution default funds, and questions if the workhorses behind auto-enrolment are fit for purpose.

Pensions dashboards – where are we now?


CPD: Sackers associate Shannon Diggory explains what steps schemes’ trustees and managers should be taking now to prepare for pensions dashboards.

Are alternative derisking solutions a complement or threat to buy-ins?


CPD: Hymans Robertson’s Iain Pearce looks at whether the growing number of alternative derisking options currently available in the pension risk transfer sector could potentially disrupt the defined benefit buy-in market.

UK pension schemes still caught in Russian crossfire

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CPD: Stephanie Hawthorne reports on the complexities of divestment as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues with no sign of peace on the horizon.

Aftermath of Covid-19: New ways of working for the LGPS


CPD: As we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with growing confidence in a new environment for pensions, Hymans Robertson’s Catherine McFadyen considers the lasting impact of Covid-19 on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Tackling net zero, consolidation and diversity


CPD: Liam Wyatt looks back at the key topics that emerged during Pensions Expert’s DB and DC Pensions Management Summit, including the practicalities of net zero, DC scheme consolidation, and diversity within the pensions space.

First superfund deal could happen before end of 2022


CPD: Superfunds have long been mooted as a possible solution for defined benefit schemes where an employer’s covenant is weak or there exists a danger of insolvency. They are now set to move from the drawing board to reality this year, reports Stephanie Hawthorne.

What it means for data protection when the King works from home


CPD: Hymans Robertson’s Susan Black details the new challenges posed to the Local Government Pension Scheme from the pandemic, remote working, and cyber security issues and how to address them.