Latest articles from Maxine Kelly

Why information is key – and government needs to plan for GenX

Pensions Expert 20th Anniversary: Two former editors look back at their tenure and reveal what they think the future will hold for pensions, members and the industry.

Mastertrusts have the next milestone in sight

How the model’s next wave will help shore up DC pension provision for UK employers.

Input > income > outcome

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Editorial: A flurry of innovation in defined contribution scheme design has been catalysed by the pension freedoms. Part of this remoulding is a stronger focus on ‘good outcomes’ and working backwards from there. But what about contributions?

The Weekly Wrap – January 22 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group this week – from farmers fighting further Greek reforms, to individuals missing out on billions in tax relief.

Fujifilm develops its DC default fund approach

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Fujifilm is overhauling its defined contribution default fund to improve its performance and relevance to members, as schemes continue to rethink DC glide paths following the pension freedoms.

Where are we now?

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Editorial: In the latter part of what was a deliciously long Christmas break for me (three weeks, thanks for asking), I started to get a good sense of the immense joy the golden years of retirement could deliver.

The top 5 DC stories from 2015 reflect a challenging year

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Year in Review: It was a massive year for defined contribution, with new pension flexibilities, the subsequent government guidance promise and of course the charge cap to contend with. 

As such, readers were hungry for case studies showing how other schemes were responding to these challenges, as well as commentary on how to meet the needs of those members who are nearing retirement amid all this upheaval. And that hasn't changed.

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The Weekly Wrap – December 18 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week – from the end-of-life costs facing today's retirees, to pension funds moving into the mortgage market.

Secondhand annuity market takes shape but risk of poor deals looms

Analysis: The government has confirmed it will soften the tax hit for those looking to take advantage of the secondary annuity market, but some experts are concerned the financial services industry holds all the cards in getting the best deal.


Six of the best: Top stories from 2015

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Year in Review: Once again a thread of fundamental change ran through 2015, with big developments announced to further upend the systems underpinning the pensions industry.

We have chosen six of our most significant articles from 2015, taken from the various sections we cover: defined benefit, defined contribution, regulation, law and investment.

Together they highlight the increasing presence of the guiding hand of policy in the design and strategies across DB and DC pension funds.

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