Latest articles from Sophia Imeson

Improved engagement more urgent than product innovation, says PPI

Savers can achieve positive outcomes with the range of products already available to them, according to a Pensions Policy Institute report emphasising the importance of engagement in helping people make more informed decisions.

Small schemes making most of accessible LDI solutions

The total value of liabilities hedged by liability driven investment strategies increased to £965bn over 2017, as smaller schemes continued to take advantage of more accessible and affordable LDI solutions.

A sense of ownership

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Editorial: Gone are the days of staying in the same job for decades, at least for most people.

PLSA pushes for retirement income targets and AE increases

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has set out its final recommendations from its ‘Hitting the Target’ consultation, calling for an increase in minimum auto-enrolment contributions to 12 per cent, and the introduction of retirement income targets.

Scapa sets up joint trustee working group

Adhesive tape manufacturer Scapa has set up a joint working group with the trustees of its pension scheme as it looks to derisk its defined benefit scheme further.

Sidecars suit self-employed

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Editorial: Self-employment is more common than ever, and the distinct lack of any concrete solution to get these people saving for retirement is becoming increasingly worrying.

Auto-enrolment: How are small and micro employers faring?

Analysis: When small and micro employers began auto-enrolling workers, it was unclear how they would react to the cost, administration and communication aspects of complying with the reforms. But emerging research suggests companies see value in the policy and are prepared for phased increases.

Government rejects calls for default decumulation pathways

The government has rejected the Work and Pensions Committee’s recommendation for default decumulation pathways, but has agreed that there is a strong case for pensions dashboard compulsion.

Industry calls for regulatory speed and stronger approach to scams

The pensions industry has voiced concerns over regulatory weaknesses and a lack of urgency when tackling scams and regulating defined benefit to defined contribution transfers.