Latest articles from Stephanie Hawthorne

‘Make or break year’ for frustrated DB consolidators

Analysis: Long-heralded defined benefit consolidators have yet to win a single client, but the prospect of mass insolvencies on the horizon could force trustees to test new derisking solutions.

South Yorks breezes through Covid but warns of potential danger ahead

The South Yorkshire Pensions Authority is reducing its exposure to equity market risk, after it escaped the Covid-19 crisis largely unscathed.

Arc Pensions Law appoints new managing partner

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Rosalind Connor tells Pensions Expert says the wide drafting of the pension schemes bill breaks a key principle of law in democracies.

TPS employer contributions could reach 30% in 2023

A funding crisis in the pension scheme for teachers could lead to further contribution increases and yet more private schools leaving the scheme, as Covid-19 and the McCloud judgment take their toll.

BA pension trustee urges against RPI changes

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The chair of Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd, Roger Maynard, has warned that possible reforms of the retail price index could cause great injustices, as well as undermining trust in the issuance of index-linked gilts.

Fifth of private schools on the brink of leaving TPS

The mass exodus of private schools opting out of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme has reached a crescendo with 110 schools leaving in the past year.

Retirees deserting good value master trusts for lack of advice

Workers are ditching a widening range of retirement options offered by workplace defined contribution schemes for expensive retail products.

At-retirement support weakest link in workplace pensions

Data crunch: Pension providers must improve on supporting members at the point of retirement, while post-retirement drawdown options are also in need of investment, according to new research.

ONS indicates master trust transfer spike as experts demand opacity

Data crunch: A massive spike in defined contribution transfers could signal frantic consolidation in the master trust sector, as experts call for clearer data from the Office for National Statistics.

Change in direction for McClymont in surprise job move

In something of a shock move, Gregg McClymont, the former Labour shadow pensions minister, starts a new role at IFM Investors in July as its executive director of public affairs for Europe.