- Published on: 15-05-2019
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Little improvement has been made in strengthening the adequacy of the UK retirement system, meaning that employers may have to play a bigger role in helping to close the retirement savings gap.
Mercer, which has ranked the UK in 14th position in its latest annual Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, has said that the UK needs to improve by raising the minimum pension for low-income, increasing contributions to workplace pension schemes and enabling better coverage for the self-employed
MPs have asked what role The Pensions Regulator (TPR) plays in the involuntary removal of trustees after a Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) trustee and whistleblower was fired earlier this month
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has called on pensions policy to be simplified for consumers due to the overly complex nature of defined contribution schemes
The pensions dashboard cannot come quickly enough, according to Portafina, with the pension advice specialist saying that one in 10 workers do not know if they have a pension from a previous job
Up to 40 million people could be “rolling the dice” on their retirement as they have not set savings targets for their pensions
Laura Blows speaks to Laird R. Landmann, group managing director and co-director of fixed income at US-based TCW, about the opportunities TCW can provide for UK pension funds
Laura Blows talks to the Society of Pension Professionals president, Paul McGlone, about both the industry's and the society's latest developments.
Alex Mitchell, Head of Tracing & Data Solutions at Capita, meets Francesca Fabrizi, Editor in Chief of Pensions Age to discuss recent trends in the pensions tracing space
Francesca Fabrizi meets Craig Scordellis, Head of Long-Only Multi-Asset Credit at CQS, to discuss what MAC strategies can offer pension schemes today
Laura Blows speaks to PMI president Lesley Carline about how the institute is continuously adapting to cater to evolving industry requirements
Laura Blows speaks to the Pension Protection Fund's chief financial officer Andy McKinnon about the latest version of the PPF's Purple Book
Eli Lilly and Company, the global pharmaceutical business, has a DB pension scheme with around 6,500 members, including 700 active ones. Jack Gray speaks to Lilly director, pensions and beneﬁts, Julie Osman, about the scheme’s member outcomes, the challenges facing its trustees and its road to self-suﬃciency
UK-based pension schemes with a strong overseas parent may consider themselves lucky, and while having it may initially seem beneﬁcial, regulatory and cultural hurdles may oﬅen prove oﬀ-putting for a foreign parent. Theo Andrew weighs up the pros and cons of an overseas parent company
Many medical conditions that could force individuals out of work
altogether or absent for long periods of time, signiﬁcantly hampering
their attempts to save for retirement, are eﬀectively invisible to onlookers.
David Adams looks at the scale of this problem and what employers and
policymakers could do to improve the situation