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Blog: November 2018 Archive

The pros and cons of a bonus culture

A successful relationship is based around the fair generation and sharing of effort and value - and that includes remuneration. Bonus payments are probably the biggest ‘bone of contention’ for employees in terms of who does and doesn’t receive them.

Trustees to consider ESG factors

ESG, SRI, ethical investing are often used interchangeably; but actually they are different and these differences affect how client portfolios should be designed and which investments are appropriate for meeting a client’s objectives.

Incentive plans: Why share price volatility matters

Volatility is a particularly subjective assumption which can have a significant impact on the value placed on share-based awards – affecting both the design and accounting value of the awards.

Engaging millennials with benefits: a guide for employers

In order for any organisation to be successful, it needs a benefit strategy and supporting policies in place that cover the needs of a diverse workforce. It’s been said lots of times before that a one size fits all approach really doesn’t cut it anymore.

2018 in Pensions

2018 a year to remember? Whilst Brexit and other world-changing events were going on, the pensions industry was embarking on its own journey into unchartered territory as it continues to develop to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

Financial wellbeing – fad or fundamental?

You may be considering whether your business should commit spend to a financial wellbeing strategy - can you be certain this will deliver value into the future or will this be a forgotten trend and sunk cost come 2020?

GMP equalisation - actions for corporate sponsors

So after 28 years of uncertainty, the Lloyds Bank case judgment released on 26 October 2018 means we all now know what we need to about GMP equalisation – right? Hmmm.

DB pensions white paper: setting objectives for charities

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) issued a White Paper earlier this year, explaining their proposals for increasing protections for defined benefit (DB) pension scheme members and making improvements to the system.

Tier 3 employers in the LGPS: 102 pages in two minutes!

Aon released their report commissioned by the Scheme Advisory Board, identifying potential issues surrounding the participation of Tier 3 employers in the LGPS. We’ve set out some of the key issues and findings.

With-Profits funds not dead: investment performance stays strong

With-profits funds offered by UK insurers have had a poor reputation since the near-collapse of Equitable Life, with many depicted as “zombie” funds producing poor investment returns. But, this just isn’t the case for the majority of funds.

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