UK should pay share of ‘reasonable’ €29bn EU pension liability – Bruegel

The calculation of the European Union’s pension liability must be calculated in a ‘reasonable’ way to determine the share the UK must pay upon leaving the European Union, according to a think tank

25% of new pensioners to retire in debt in 2017, Prudential reports

One in four, 25 per cent, of new pensioners are to retire in debt this year, in comparison to 20 per cent in 2016, Prudential has found

Corporate governance structures necessary for sustainable returns - PLSA

Corporate governance structures are necessary for sustainable returns for investors, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has said

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Firefighters lose discrimination appeal regarding Firefighters' Pension Scheme

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FRC announces ‘fundamental review’ of UK Corporate Governance Code

The Financial Reporting Council has announced plans for a ‘fundamental review’ of the UK Corporate Governance Code

72% of scheme members want to know where their pension is invested

Nearly three-quarters, 72 per cent, of pension savers have said that is it important for them to know where their pension pots are invested, Big Society Capital has found

News in brief

The latest news in brief and mandates from the past week

2017: The Data Challenge
Laura Blows talks to Duncan Watson, managing director of products and services, EQ Paymaster, about why pension schemes should focus on data quality

Latest Features

Pushed aside

The balance of power over pensions policy has tipped in favour of the Treasury in recent years, leading to some claiming that retirement saving has been damaged as a result. What can be done to give the Department for Work and Pensions more of a say, and restore some equilibrium?

A changing world

Paddy Briggs looks at the role of trustees in the new era of closed DB schemes

Speaking to everyone

Laura Blows looks at what the pensions industry is doing to make communications accessible for all

A cap on innovation?

Lynn Strongin Dodds asks whether the DC charge cap is restricting product choice for pension scheme investors

Getting to know your data

Talya Misiri considers the importance of good data management, ways of

taking action and what to expect in the future

Clarity needed

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)’s Charles Cowling asks for GMP equalisation clarification following the Brexit vote

Trustee diversity: From the associations' perspective

Natalie Tuck speaks to three different trustee associations to find out if trustee boards really are stereotypically old, white males and what diversity really means

Challenging times

Now more than ever, pensions administrators have a lot to manage. Adam Cadle asks administrators what they think the biggest challenges are for 2017

Winning numbers

Getting the right advice is essential for trustees, but just how many advisers are needed to successfully run a scheme? And is there such a thing as too much advice? Lauren Weymouth explores

The moving target

A project to amend the notoriously tricky IFRIC 14 guidance, surging interest from regulators in pensions accounting, not to mention falling yields and rising

inflation, mean pensions accounting is now more than ever a minefield for the unwary. Stephen Bouvier explores the issues

In the public interest

With growing liabilities and the difficulties in implementing further reform, sustainably funding public sector schemes is proving a challenge. David Adams finds out more

Relying on guesswork

Occupational schemes have had to absorb much change in recent years. But the uncertainty created by fundamental shifts in pension provision are making it

harder than ever for trustees to meet changing saving expectations

2017: The Data Challenge
Laura Blows talks to Duncan Watson, managing director of products and services, EQ Paymaster, about why pension schemes should focus on data quality
A spotlight on multi-asset credit
Francesca Fabrizi asks Craig Scordellis, portfolio manager at CQS, what a multi-asset credit strategy can offer UK pension funds in today’s environment
Latest News Headlines
Adam Cadle provides a summary of the big pensions stories to have hit the headlines this week


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