Industry should not ‘get carried away’ with ‘small’ success of AE

The industry has been told not to get carried away with “the small successes of auto-enrolment” and instead focus on “the work that still needs to be done”

‘Pensions as we understand them are finished’; sole savings fund proposed

Considering the lack of understanding of pensions among those approaching retirement, “pensions as we understand them are finished,” Centre for Policy Studies research fellow Michael Johnson has claimed.

Speaking at the Barnett Waddingham DC Snapshot conference, Johnson outlined a proposal for a single savings product and an overhaul of the current pensions system

TPR must focus more on inputs and less on outputs - Butcher

The Pensions Regulator needs to focus more on inputs and less on outputs, PTL managing director Richard Butcher has said

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TfL Uber licensing decision highlights ‘societal concern’ of businesses - PLSA

Transport for London’s decision not to renew taxi company Uber’s licence in London highlights the “growing societal concern around businesses governance structures and employment practices"

CMA outlines inquiry into investment consultants

The Competition and Markets Authority has published an issues statement detailing its intentions for its inquiry into the investment consultant market

FCA seeking to work with govt to develop inclusion in financial services

The Financial Conduct Authority has said it would like to work with the government and other trade bodies as part of its next step to tackle issues surrounding an ageing population and financial services

PLSA expresses concern over how FCA wants to present DB transfer advice

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has raised concerns about how the FCA wants information on DB transfers presented to scheme members

Reducing DB schemes stress
PMI technical consultant Tim Middleton talks to Laura Blows of Pensions Age about the proposed solutions for stressed DB schemes


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Monitoring standards

Karen Watkin talks about how to benchmark performance and assess value for money when monitoring default strategies over a 12-month period

Reaping the benefits

In an age where gold-plated DB schemes are becoming a thing of the past, pensions are no longer seen as a shiny workplace benefit. But are employers doing enough to provide a generous pension, compared to other benefits?

And what benefits can this have for both the employee and employer? Lauren Weymouth explores

Stronger together

With the government pushing for the pooling of local government pension scheme investments, Natalie Tuck speaks to the Local Pensions Partnership about why it came into being, and how other funds can get involved

Difficult to care

David Adams explores the challenges of funding long-term care and how the pensions industry may help provide solutions to this problem

The right direction

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how political risk can affect pension funds and the strategies that should be put in place to combat this

Money worries

As increasing numbers of people reveal they are suffering from financial stress, Laura Blows looks at its impact, both upon individuals and their workplace, and

what employers can do to reduce the problem

Advising change

In the changing retirement landscape, Talya Misiri discusses IFAs’ experience

of pension regulations, new technologies and alternative retirement income sources

European honeymoon

Percival Stanion discusses the attractive opportunities in European and UK equities

The forgotten masses

Laura Blows reveals why a greater focus will increasingly be placed upon deferred members

Lessons learnt

Louise Farrand looks into the challenges created by the increasing numbers of school academies’ staff joining the LGPS

Revelationary exploration?

Sandra Haurant looks at the current accessibility of frontier markets for pension

funds and what differentiates these regions from emerging market geographies

Clearing the confusion

The Plain English Campaign group calls for simplification within pensions

communications to reduce member uncertainty


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Reducing DB schemes stress
PMI technical consultant Tim Middleton talks to Laura Blows of Pensions Age about the proposed solutions for stressed DB schemes

Franklin Templeton Video interview
The benefits of multi-asset credit. Francesca Fabrizi meets Tom Raftery, senior product manager at Franklin Templeton Investments, to discuss multi-asset credit and the benefits it can offer pension schemes today.

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