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Blog: DC consultancy

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?

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.

Risk: This time it’s personal

Managing the risks is just as important in DC as it is in DB. By using the right kind of risk measures, we can focus on investment strategies on the end goals that actually matter.

A new tax year, a new Lifetime Allowance and many members will still be breaching it

With recent news highlighting the ever increasing number of people being caught by the LTA, we explain what it is and how pension schemes and their members can navigate their way through the pension tax maze.

Finding ‘lost’ pensions with the Pensions Dashboard

A recent Briefing Note from the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) explored the difficulty in estimating the number and total value of ‘lost’ pensions in the United Kingdom

What is the Pensions Dashboard?

In the 2016 Budget, the Government proposed to create an online platform to enable people to view all of their pension savings together, in one place. But how will it work?

DC should stand for 'decent contributions'

In recent years, regulators have put so much emphasis on the minutiae of defined contribution pensions that we seem to have forgotten about the bigger picture.

The missing 'why' in trustee communication

Communications will end up unread in the bin unless they remember what they’re for and provide relevant information targeted to the intended audience, explains Damian Stancombe.

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