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DC Master Trust League Table

Below is the latest DC master trust league table showing who’s who in the market. These metrics represent the most recent data made available to us by the providers. * Updated metrics were not available from these master trusts at the time of publication. The figures shown are the same metrics as previously published. The…
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Tina Oversby appointed as a Director of Go Pensions

Tina Oversby has been appointed a Director of Go Pensions.  Tina has been with Go Pensions since 2020 and

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Bigger is better! DC schemes under pressure to consolidate

With the Government set on consolidation, it looks like it is only a matter of time before requirements are strengthened even further. Particularly, if too many DC schemes are seen to pass the VFM test.

Pensions Third Party Administration (TPA): League tables

Below is the league table for the UK’s outsourced pensions administrators, often referred to as Pensions TPAs. The league table covers 7,725 pension schemes, with more than 19 million members benefits being administered. Birmingham and Bristol are the most popular TPA office locations. If you would like more information on the TPAs available in the…
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How to know whether those involved in the operation of your pension scheme are operating with independence

This article looks at the areas to consider to gain comfort that there is an appropriate level of independence in the operation of your pension scheme. Although primarily focussed on the approach when carrying out a review of your service providers, the principles can be applied more broadly. Independence: defined as ‘the complete freedom of…
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ESG – Does your pension support your corporate values?

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) was certainly a buzz phrase during 2020. With more focus than ever it is something that pension scheme trustees and sponsors cannot ignore. But what does ESG mean when it comes to pensions? And how can you ensure that your pension aligns to your corporate values? Navigating ESG and your…
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DC master trust league table – February 2021

In August 2020 we published the first on-line interactive DC master trust league table. The table outlines key metrics for the ‘commercial’ master trusts. We are now pleased to update the DC master trust league table with data provided by the master trusts during January 2021. The table can be sorted on your screen alphabetically,…
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TPR guidance for DB Trustees with distressed sponsors

On 12th November, The Pensions Regulator issued guidance for Trustees of all Defined Benefit schemes aimed at highlighting how to spot signs of corporate distress. The guidance goes on to offer practical advice on the action Trustees should take to protect the pension scheme if the signs materialise. The full guidance is available here. In…
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Size matters in a DB world

This article considers the developments in tPR guidance for DB schemes looking to transact with a superfund. It also looks at the alternative consolidation options available for smaller DB schemes looking to make efficiencies.