Our Big Schemes survey shows a significant reduction in the equity holdings of the UK’s largest schemes. While equity allocations have been reducing over a number of years, the step change seen in the last year suggest there are other forces at play.
With more Chairs of trustees completing the 2019 Winmark PensionChair Board Remuneration Report survey than ever before, this year’s findings provided even greater credibility, resonance, as well as revealing a number of new insights. Read on for more.
Maintaining a protected pensions allowance is no easy task. With the LTA capping the amount of tax-relievable savings, we offer an in-depth look into the big pitfalls.
The surge in activity in the bulk annuity market looks set to repeat this year. Rosie Fantom looks into what this means for DB schemes and sponsors eyeing future transactions as part of their 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.
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.
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?
As the number of authorised master trusts rises to six, we thought it was worth considering the impact of the authorisation regime so far, good and bad.
The general consensus of a consolidated DC market is that it is a good idea. After all it should bring economies of scale and reduced risk. However are there disadvantages too? Are there any unintended consequences?
Chris Pritchard provides insight into Alternative Risk Premia (ARP). This refers to generating returns by taking risks that are quite different to traditional market risks, such as equity risk and credit risk.