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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
4 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Is the Department for Work and Pensions right to launch the dashboard on a voluntary participation basis?;
  • The DWP has said it expects the majority of schemes to be providing data to the dashboard by 2023. Do you believe this is feasible?;
  • The PPF Purple Book says the average recovery plan length is 7.8 years. Do you believe this is: too long; about right; or too short?;
  • Should saving into a pension be compulsory?; and
  • What should be the top priority for pensions in 2019?
251132874 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
28 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Brexit, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Transfers, Trustees
 Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • On the whole, are you positive about the outlook for pensions in 2019?;
  • What do you believe will be the key positive for pensions in 2019?;
  • Should the contribution levels of highly compensated employees be linked to the contribution levels of lower-paid staff?;
  • Do you agree with MPs that HSBC has a moral imperative to drop pension clawback rules?;
  • Do you think auto-enrolment obligations should be simplified?; and
  • Should trustees suspend DB to DC pension transfer activity following the recent GMP equalisation ruling?
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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
21 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Pensions Dashboard, Legislation
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • What single pensions policy should the new Secretary of State, Amber Rudd, focus on most?;
  • How do you feel about the DWP’s capacity for pensions policy at present?;
  • Should the Government introduce legislation to allow for DB scheme rights to be simplified?;
  • If the pensions dashboard is hosted by just one provider, who should that be?; and
  • Should schemes be required to use third-party evaluators when seeking a fiduciary manager?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
14 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Investment - General, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Lord Myners says asset owners, such as pension funds, are substantially to blame for short-termism in business. Do you agree?;
  • Should pension funds take a longer-term approach to equity ownership?;
  • Does there need to be a fresh review of the principles for institutional investment decision-making?;
  • Should wake-up packs be replaced with communications at set life events?; and
  • Is there a need for member nominated trustees for DB consolidator vehicles?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
8 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Legislation, Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • How long do you think it will be before collective defined contribution (CDC) will be up and running in the UK?;
  • How positive do you feel about CDC taking off in the UK following the Government’s consultation paper to introduce legislation?;
  • Do you think too much is being expected of TPR to act as a policeman to protect savers?;
  • Do you think TPR has the capacity to deal with clearance applications to pass a pension schemes onto DB superfunds?; and
  • Do you think DB pensions should be standardised and simplified?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
31 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Case References and Dispute Resolution, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Equality, Pension Protection Fund, Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Do you think there is clarity on GMP equalisation following the High Court judgment in the Lloyds case?;
  • If partial transfers were introduced for your scheme, in which range do you think should be the highest amount withdrawable?;
  • Should the DC default fund charge cap include performance fees?;
  • Who do you think would be better placed to run collective defined contribution schemes?; and
  • The PPF’s chief executive Oliver Morley has said there could be a revival of DB in the future. Do you agree?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
24 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Taxation
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • How likely is it that the new, simpler annual pension statement on two sides of A4 paper will be more engaging for members?;
  • When the Institutional Disclosure Working Group’s voluntary cost disclosure templates are published, will you expect your asset manager(s) to use them?;
  • Do you think the use of fear-based approaches is an effective way to engage people in pensions?;
  • Do you think well-designed collective defined contribution (CDC) pension funds would be viable for some UK employers other than Royal Mail?; and
  • Should non tax-payers receive tax relief as they currently do in some schemes?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
16 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Brexit, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Are default decumulation pathways a good way to overcome retirement confusion?;
  • Has your pension scheme or a scheme you work with started contingency planning to assess the impact of a no-deal Brexit?;
  • Should financial services firms be required to disclose the potential effect of climate change on long-term investments, such as pensions?;
  • Are basis point charges still a legitimate way for trustees to assess investment management costs when appointing managers?; and
  • Should member-nominated trustees be paid?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should the Government require schemes to offer partial transfers?;
  • Should TPR publish names of Master Trusts leaving the market as soon as they are known?;
  • Should the industry rebrand DC default funds as 'experts' choice'?;
  • Do you agree with the FCA that contingent charging is not the main driver of poor outcomes for members undertaking DB transfers?; and
  • Should new staff members be able to choose their own pension scheme/provider?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
2 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Hedge Funds, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Taxation, Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • How likely do you think it will be that the Chancellor will make significant changes to the system of pensions tax relief in his Budget on 29 October?;
  • If significant change happens, which do you think is most likely: introduction of flat-rate tax relief; further reduction of the annual allowance; scrapping of tapered annual allowance or changing the level of the lifetime allowance?;
  • Do high management fees continue to be an obstacle to pension scheme investment in hedge funds?;
  • What approach should trustees take with regards to DB transfers?; and
  • Ten years after Lehman Brothers, do you think schemes are better prepared for a major financial crisis?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
27 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Investment - General, Pension Protection Fund, Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, State Pensions
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Do you believe there is ever a case for combining retirement savings products with other savings products?;
  • Do you think the PPF levy for sponsorless schemes is appropriate for DB consolidators (as opposed to a special levy)?;
  • Do you think that pension scheme herding in investment strategies is a good or bad thing, and why?;
  • Should pension schemes begin trialling a 'mid-life MOT' for members?; and
  • Would the pensions dashboard still be useful if it did not provide a live feed to the state pension?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
20 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Data Protection, Taxation, Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should business be able to suspend their auto-enrolment contributions if in financial distress?;
  • What should DB consolidators target for transferred members?;
  • The Liberal Democrats want to cap tax-free lump sums at £40,000. Would you support this?;
  • Do you believe significant data problems exist within DC pensions as a whole?; and
  • Should statutory indexation (before and after retirement) be abolished going forward for open DB schemes?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
13 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Master Trusts, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Surpluses and Deficits, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should the PPF cap be amended to ensure all members get at least 50% of the benefits promised?;
  • Is the regulator right to be taking a much tougher approach to smaller DB and DC schemes?;
  • How many DC master trusts does the UK need?;
  • Should detailed cost disclosure become mandatory for asset managers?;
  • The DWP has dropped plans to force schemes to publish statements on how they take members’ views on ESG issues into account. Is this right?;
  • Should DB sponsors disclose their pension liabilities in their accounts on an alternative basis to the accounting standard?; and
  • If trustees could do one single thing to improve the pension awareness of members, what do you think it should be?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
6 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Corporate Governance, Death Benefits, Master Trusts, NEST/Personal Accounts, Transfers, Trustees, Winding-up
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should DB trustees reduce transfer values if they get a high volume of transfer requests?;
  • Should trustees always apply discretion when deciding who to pay out death benefits to?;
  • Should pension providers publish rationales for high executive pay when there is more than 20% shareholder dissent in AGMs?;
  • Should pension providers show more restraint on top level pay?;
  • Should NEST be used as a default scheme where a master trust that is not applying for authorisation cannot find a suitable scheme to wind up into?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
30 Aug 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Insolvency, Investment - Management, Pension Liberation, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Do you agree with government proposals to potentially disqualify or fine directors which avoid pension obligations through pre-pack administrations or ‘phoenix’ companies?;
  • The PLSA has reiterated calls for a mandatory authorisation regime for all pension schemes, starting with the smallest, to help avoid scams. Do you agree?;
  • Should the mandatory tenders for fiduciary management proposed by the CMA be run on a closed or open basis?;
  • The Pensions Regulator is encouraging DB schemes to match dividends with deficit repair contributions. Do you think this is right?; and
  • Over half of DC asset managers will miss their cost disclosure deadlines, according to research by LCP. Should DC schemes remove a manager if they are unable to disclose transaction costs within a reasonable period of time?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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