Tag: #definedbenefit

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.

When failure is not an option

Managing pension liabilities in a post COVID-19 world Many big-name businesses have failed since the world changed at the start of 2020. It’s easy to recount the news headlines we’ve all seen since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK in early 2020. But we must not forget the many more smaller names that will also…
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2020 – The Year of Opportunity for Small Schemes?

2019 was a record year for pension scheme buyouts – the year of the ‘mega-deal’ by any measure. Despite being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is still expecting 2020 to be one of the biggest years, by volume, for buyout transactions. Small schemes have historically struggled to access the buyout market. But with…
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What next for DB? Consolidators and Superfunds

The last 20 years in pensions have been dominated by moving to DC and managing DB liabilities. As a result, DC innovation has flourished, particularly since auto-enrolment and TPR authorisation of Master Trusts. But DB has not been forgotten. DB risks continue to be managed by Trustees and Sponsors. Helpfully, DB innovation is out there…
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