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Market capacity may be barrier to DC scheme consolidation


Podcast: Kim Gubler, chair of the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and David Saunders, senior partner elect at Sackers, discuss defined contribution consolidation, the Aon and Willis Towers Watson abandoned merger, new developments in the pensions dashboards project and the regulator’s review of schemes eligible for the Fraud Compensation scheme.  

Stronger pension risk transfer market expected in H2 after ‘Covid hangover’

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The pensions risk transfer market will pick up for the last six months of 2021 with an expected strong pipeline after a subdued first half, according to Legal & General and Willis Towers Watson.

Public pension fund staging on dashboards could be set for delays

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Administrative burdens from the McCloud/Sargeant judgments to remedy age discrimination could delay the staging of public pension funds onto dashboards and cause confusion for members.

Meggitt scheme trustee agrees funding plan in takeover

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On the go: The trustee of the Meggitt defined benefit scheme has agreed a funding plan with Parker Hannifin as part of its deal to acquire the British aerospace and defence markets components company.

Pensions industry needs an 'investment rethink' to grapple ESG

Pensions industry needs an 'investment rethink' to grapple ESG

Video: Keith Guthrie, deputy chief investment officer at Cardano, discusses how schemes can be ready to invest in a world where climate change and sustainability are now among the top priorities.

Can ESG credentials improve member engagement?

The pensions industry is challenged when trying to engage young savers in their retirement savings — but there is a solution.

Redundancies cause threefold rise in member requests at BA

Redundancies at British Airways coupled with members’ concerns about the security of their pensions have significantly increased the workload of its administration team, which has prompted the schemes to set up a communication plan to deal with the issue.

McCloud to delay LGPS progress on pensions dashboards

The McCloud reform will create challenges for Local Government Pension Scheme funds to provide information for the pensions dashboards, with a delay that could take up to three years.

Looming exit payment cap puts extra strain on LGPS funds

A cap on exit payments for public servants could be in place as soon as the end of the year after the Treasury laid down draft regulations in July, but it may have serious consequences for local authority pensions.