Latest articles from Stuart O’Brien

The tip of the iceberg: Exploring the TCFD regulations


CPD: Sackers’ partner Stuart O’Brien details the new ESG requirements that came into force for larger schemes on October 1, and what trustees need to do to comply with the new rules

Should ESG be a default for DC schemes?

Stuart O'Brien

From the blog: As we move further into 2017, everyone is making bold predictions about what the year will hold in terms of pensions.


Auto-enrolment will soon enter its busiest phase, while the increasing shift from DB to DC schemes as the focus of regulation will continue.


This shift is also likely to extend to matters concerning environmental, social and governance factors.


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How DB plans with AVCs are affected by the reforms

The new pension flexibility extends to additional voluntary contribution schemes just as with all pure defined contribution schemes. Stuart O'Brien, partner at Sackers, explores how defined benefit trustees should keep their schemes on the right side of the law.