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Pensions news – what you may have missed this summer

From ‘Box Clever’ to ‘Walker’, our Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out the ‘A to Z’ of everything you may have missed in the world of pensions this summer.

Building a modern growth portfolio

Building a modern growth portfolio - Have Diversified Growth Funds actually disappointed? Jemma Arfield and Chris Binns explore whether investors are expecting too much.

The UK’s largest schemes significantly downsize equity holdings

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.

£400,000 tax bill? Five ways you might lose a protected pension allowance

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.

Signs of demand pressures in the bulk annuity market?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Helping employers with Plumbing Scheme debt challenges

With debt illustrations starting to land on the desks of employers who have historically participated in the ‘the Plumbing Scheme’, Chris Hawley and Matthew Giles of Squire Patton Boggs offer advice on the arising issues and challenges presented to them due this scheme.

Navigating Change report reveals key triggers for retendering consultants

According to our Navigating Change report, free thinking and independent advice are crucial factors in avoiding retendering triggers. Paul Houghton’s latest blog provides further insight into these structural shifts.

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