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One in five sponsors considering deficit holidays

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On the go: Almost a fifth of UK defined benefit scheme sponsors have requested or are considering a deficit repayment contribution holiday, according to research from Isio.

DB deficits fall £7bn in April as equity markets recover

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On the go: The aggregate deficit of the 5,422 defined benefit schemes in the Pension Protection Fund 7800 Index fell by £7.4bn in April.

Third of fiduciary managers disappoint in 2019

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On the go: New research has revealed the stark differences between best-in-class and stragglers in the fiduciary management market.

BT estimates £500m drop in pension assets value due to Covid-19

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On the go: BT has estimated that its defined benefit pension scheme’s unquoted assets portfolio has lost £500m due to the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

McClymont: UK still has far too many master trusts

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Podcast: The UK master trust market is still lacking the scale needed to provide the best outcomes for members, argues Gregg McClymont, director of policy at The People’s Pension. He and Pat Sharman, managing director at Caceis, discuss concerns from the Pensions Regulator regarding the investment strategies pursued by some of the UK’s authorised master trusts, among other topics.

ITV scheme trustees approve deficit repayment holiday

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On the go: The trustees of ITV’s defined benefit schemes have agreed to a deficit repayment contribution delay, amid action from the broadcaster to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.

Pensions Expert webinar: The future of trusteeship

As the pensions industry is turned on its head due to the Coronavirus crisis, how have working practices had to be adjusted, and how can pension professionals guarantee that members will have their retirement needs met?

Deloitte considers pension contribution cut

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On the go: Accountancy firm Deloitte is proposing to cut the employer pension contribution for its UK staff in an attempt to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Global Pensions Wrap: May edition

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From a Norwegian oil fund chief admitting he ‘screwed up’ over a flight scandal, to Franklin Templeton’s decision to wind up six funds in India. Read our round-up of pensions and finance news from the FT’s global outlets.

Mercer calls for six-month DB contribution holiday

The government has been called on to take “urgent action” and implement a six-month contribution holiday for defined benefit pension schemes, in a bid to allow sponsors to keep their businesses afloat.