Latest articles from Victoria Tichá

Buy-in pricing could improve in post-Brexit world

Brexit volatility could be a good thing for defined benefit pension schemes looking to insure liability risk, according to experts.

Industry cool on VC despite patient capital drive

The government has doubled down on its view that no change to the level of the charge cap is needed to encourage defined contribution schemes to access venture capital investments, but some experts doubt whether such high-risk investments are a fit for default funds in the first place.

Catherine Howarth: ESG statements are just the start

Speaking to Pensions Expert, ShareAction chief executive Catherine Howarth welcomes new requirements for schemes to outline their responsible investment policies, but says trustees need to walk the walk on environmental, social and governance issues.

Gilt yield rally improves DB funding over September

News On the Go

On the go: The combined deficit of defined benefit pension schemes fell by £50bn at the end of September 2019, PwC data shows.

Cardano completes acquisition of Now Pensions

News On the Go

On the go: Pensions risk and investment management specialist Cardano has completed the acquisition of Now Pensions, an auto-enrolment provider serving over 30,000 businesses and 1.7 million pension savers.

Guidance on GMP equalisation methodology published

News On the Go

On the go: Guidance outlining the methods that schemes should use to equalise for the inequalities of guaranteed minimum pensions has been published by the GMP Equalisation Working Group.

Experian staff up contributions following education programme

Fotoware

Credit score provider Experian has rolled out a pensions education programme for its staff, leading to 29 per cent of employees increasing pension contributions and 70 per cent asking for further guidance.

Nest improves member options for passing on pension pots

News On the Go

On the go: Master trust Nest has introduced a death benefit option to give members greater choice about how their pension pots are passed on after death.

Pension funds totalling £367bn demand climate action

News On the Go

On the go: Some of the UK’s largest pension funds, representing 4m members, are demanding asset managers take immediate action on climate change.

Global Pensions Wrap: September 14 edition

Getty Images

A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – including protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms, and the first signs of pension scheme consolidation impacting markets in Europe.