Latest articles from Sophia Imeson

How will scheme exposure to real estate evolve post-Brexit?

The UK's vote to leave the EU has led to a difficult cycle for real estate, so should trustees be concerned about their UK property holdings?  

Master trust authorisation: How important is timing?

Analysis: From this month, master trusts have until April 2019 to apply to the Pensions Regulator for authorisation. What has the watchdog's feedback shown us so far, and how will timing of applications come into play?

CNPP micro section well poised for scheme buyout

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The GPS EnergySolutions section of the Combined Nuclear Pension Plan is set to wind up, following months of buyout preparation with the trustees and employer.

Advertising transfer values: trustee duty or danger to members?

The volume of defined benefit transfers has soared since the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015. The complexity and risks associated with transfers can seem daunting, so should trustees take a proactive or passive approach to engaging with members on the issue?

A rock and a hard place

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Editorial: Many trustees find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to deciding on their approach to communicating defined benefit transfers to members.

Lloyds switches DGF for equities in default fund

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Trustees of the Lloyds Bank Pension Scheme No.1 have overhauled the default offering for defined contribution members, ditching a diversified growth fund for a 100 per cent equity allocation in the first years of saving.

DB governance: Small schemes fail to keep pace

Small defined benefit schemes are still lagging behind their larger counterparts when it comes to governance standards, new research from the Pensions Regulator has shown.

Industry takes the lead

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Editorial: The pensions industry has got a tough job on its hands.

Millennials want more help with pensions, study shows

Millennials have a responsible attitude to retirement saving, despite pressure to get on the property ladder and pay off student debt, but more than half want more support and information about pensions, a study has found.

Renishaw in recovery plan discussion with regulator

British engineering company Renishaw has been in discussions with the Pensions Regulator after the watchdog questioned its recovery plan, potentially leading to a £45m cash contribution to the scheme if the current recovery plan is terminated.