Tag: #definedcontribution

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.

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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Are you ready for value for members assessments?

In this article we look at the draft requirements for Defined Contribution (DC) schemes with assets under £100 million and why you should act now if you are thinking about the move to a master trust.

Is it time for the return of the refund?

‘Small pension pots’ is certainly the current topic of discussion across the industry and experts seem almost unanimous in their concerns of the PPI’s apparent favoured option of Lifetime scheme. That got us thinking, what other options could be considered?

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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The Future of Master Trusts – Survival of the fittest

20 years ago who would have predicted that Master Trust would have become part of the pensions vernacular? Thanks to TPR authorisation there has been some much-needed consolidation in the market. Whilst TPR’s website still lists 38 authorised Master Trusts (a reduction from 90 pre-authorisation), at least 2 of them are no longer accepting business.…
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