Tag: #mastertrust

IORP II in Ireland: Are master trusts the solution?

It’s sometimes easy to forget that our neighbours in the Republic of Ireland (Ireland) remain a member state of the European Union. As such, certain types of EU legislation apply to Ireland. And whilst we in the UK have not had to worry about the latest Pensions Directive (IORP II), it looks likely to bring…
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DC Master Trust League Table

DC Master Trust League Table – February 2022 The Go Pensions 2022 DC Master Trust league table shows some exciting trends. Our survey covers 21 Master Trusts incorporating some 23.1 million members, across 1.1 million employer schemes. This represents around a 10% increase in employer schemes since our previous league table published just 6 months…
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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.

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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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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