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Blog: June 2019 Archive

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.

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.

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?

The rise of the master trust

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 unintended consequences of DC consolidation: is bigger better and is less more?

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?

Should investors consider Alternative Risk Premia strategies?

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.

Helping members understand their transfer options

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

Freedom and Choice: don't leave your members in the dark at retirement

The ‘Freedom and Choice’ reforms shook up the market a few years ago and said that people were free to use their pension pot as they wish. However, more freedom equals more choice and that makes choosing what to do at retirement more complex.

2019 actuarial valuation: early assumptions indications

The valuation process for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds is now underway and while the information for the valuation is not yet available, we can provide some indications of the methods we will be proposing and the direction in which we anticipate the results will go.

Artificial intelligence in insurance: what are the risks?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the insurance industry has been widely anticipated for years. Today this anticipation is reality.

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