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Blogs

  • Picture for Navigating the endgame
    Navigating the endgame

    TPR has recently increased its focus on the endgame of UK DB pension schemes. This blog explores how companies paying higher dividends than deficit contributions should expect more of a challenge on this from their trustees and The Pensions Regulator.

  • Picture for What pension schemes can learn from the Woodford saga?
    What pension schemes can learn from the Woodford saga?

    The Woodford Investment saga created a surprise for many investors as a result of the suspended redemptions of the Woodford equity fund. The impact it created on individual investors could be a learning curve for pension schemes and trustees.

  • Picture for ESG investments and the role of trustees
    ESG investments and the role of trustees

    ESG is a hot topic at present for those who manage DC pension schemes. Regulatory requirements from the DWP and TPR means trustees now have to consider how ESG affects the investment strategy for their members. What are the implications of this change?

Research

  • Picture for Big schemes – DB pensions heading for the endgame
    Big schemes – DB pensions heading for the endgame

    Barnett Waddingham’s annual analysis of DB schemes in the UK (with assets over £1bn) is now available. As the only research of its kind, it highlights the continued decline in DB schemes and the shifting focus of employers towards the DB pensions endgame.

  • Picture for The £24 billion bulk annuity market: an upward trend
    The £24 billion bulk annuity market: an upward trend

    Bulk Annuities: Where next in the de-risking journey? The bulk annuity market hit new heights in 2018. For the first time in history pension scheme buy-in and buy-out transactions exceeded £20bn.

  • Picture for Bridging the gap: Meaningful and productive employment
    Bridging the gap: Meaningful and productive employment

    Barnett Waddingham’s recent combined research, of UK employers and employees, revealed a significant and increasing gap between the employment experience of being employed and what the employers believe this experience to be.

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Briefings

  • Planning for your DB pension endgame

    TPR has recently increased its focus on the endgame of UK DB pension schemes. This briefing note explores how companies paying higher dividends than deficit contributions should expect more of a challenge on this from their trustees and the Regulator.

  • Costs and charges disclosure in trust-based DC schemes

    New regulations and accompanying statutory guidance compel trustees to produce detailed analyses of the costs and charges incurred by scheme members on their money purchase benefits.

  • The DB pension transfer process

    Transferring from a DB scheme is a major decision for members and there are many factors that should be taken into account. Simon Taylor, Partner offers advice to these members to understand their transfer options.

Case studies

Video centre

  • Defined contribution: improving outcomes for members

    The pension’s regulator are increasing governance requirements around DC Schemes to improve their outcome. By empowering trustees to release information into the public domain making it accessible for everyone to see.

  • Picture for Showcasing the power of Me2
    Showcasing the power of Me2

    Me2 is our digital platform. Its purpose is to give wider education on the health and financial issues of the Today and Tomorrow not just the One Day and it’s truly independent.

  • Picture for Navigating Change Live
    Navigating Change Live

    Our recent ‘Navigating Change Live’ conference covered the important issues keeping trustees awake at night - helping them focus on the long term strategy of their scheme and navigate the challenges along the way.

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