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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
6 Aug 2019 United Kingdom Advisers, Investment - Management, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, 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:
  • DC providers will be required to suggest ‘investment pathways’ to non-advised members from 2020, but not provide the needed products. Will this have a meaningful effect?;
  • Do you agree with the FCA’s proposal to ban contingent charging on DB transfer advice?;
  • Do you have concerns about the level of DC member engagement?;
  • Should there be an agreed definition for value for money in workplace pension schemes? If yes what should that definition be?; and
  • Should pension taxation be moved to a tax-exempt-exempt (TEE) structure?
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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
17 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Death Benefits, Equality, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Legislation, Part-time, Self-employed and Contract Workers, 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:
  • Will Guy Opperman stay in post as pensions and financial inclusion minister under the new prime minister?;
  • Was the Government wrong to decide not to legislate to equalise widowers’ survivor benefits?;
  • Do you agree with Shadow Pensions Minister Jack Dromey that there should be a fiduciary college at a university for trustee training?;
  • Should all FTSE 350 employers offer matching pension contributions?; and
  • Should the £10,000 auto-enrolment threshold be lowered so that more low-paid women in part-time work can benefit?

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 >> Jul 2019 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
11 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Corporate Governance, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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:
  • Is The Pensions Regulator right to accelerate the consolidation of smaller schemes?;
  • Is 10 weeks an appropriate length to conduct a full DB to DC transfer, as laid out in PASA’s new transfer guidance?;
  • Do you agree with The Pensions Regulator’s view the governance of smaller schemes is generally poor?;
  • Should the government amend pensions tax allowance rules specifically for high-earners in the NHS Pension Scheme?; and
  • Is it right for TPR to pursue company bosses’ personal assets to provide funds for 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 >> Jul 2019 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
4 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, 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 there be a new independent pensions commission?;
  • Of those trustees that are remunerated, the average pay for non-chairs is £20,384. Do you think this is too high, about right or too low?;
  • If AE minimum contributions are increased again, should rates be set at the same level for employers and employees?;
  • Should trustees be legally required to meet minimum standards of knowledge and understanding, and ongoing learning?; and
  • Is there a danger of over-professionalising trusteeship?

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Professional Pensions Administration Survey 2019
Professional Pensions Administration Survey
Professional Pensions
4 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Scheme Issues & Trends
Professional Pensions has published the 2019 edition of its Administration Survey, in which it ranked the best third-party administrators and software providers for pension schemes. The survey shows that 90% of the schemes surveyed outsource their administration, with just 10% of schemes using largely in-house arrangements.

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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PPF 7800 Index (30 June 2019)
PPF 7800 Index
Professional Pensions
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Pension Protection Fund, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PPF 7800 Index, the deficit of the 5,450 schemes is estimated to have decreased from a deficit of £69.9bn at the end of May 2019 to a deficit of £51.7bn at the end of June 2019. The funding level increased from 96% at the end of May 2019 to 97% at the end of June 2019.

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 >> Jul 2019 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
26 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Advisers, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Legislation, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), 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:
  • Is it fair that financial support direction regulations can be imposed on companies for events that preceded the regulations, as in the case of the Box Clever Pension Scheme?;
  • The FCA has found 69% of those who were advised on DB transfers between 2015 and 2018 were recommended to transfer out. Is this too high, about right or too low?;
  • Do you think asset managers have made significant improvements to cost transparency reporting since disclosure regulations came into force in 2018?;
  • Would Boris Johnson be detrimental to pensions if he becomes prime minister?; and
  • Is the complex taxation of pensions encouraging employers to diversify reward away from pensions?

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 >> Jun 2019 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
19 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Legislation, 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 more schemes follow NEST’s decision to divest from tobacco?;
  • Do you think there will be a pensions bill this year?;
  • Should GMP working groups have more of a focus on schemes that have completed buyouts?;
  • Are the current standards of professional trustees high, adequate or low?; and
  • Do you believe the upcoming professional trustee accreditation process is too tough, about right or too low?

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 >> Jun 2019 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
12 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Pensions Dashboard, Equality, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Insolvency, Pension Protection Fund, 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:
  • Delaying which of the following would concern you the most?;
    • Pensions dashboard
    • GMP equalisation
    • Collective Defined Contribution
  • Should the term ‘self-sufficiency’ be replaced with ‘low dependency’, as recommended by some consultants?;
  • Is it ever right for the PPF to vote against CVA proposals?;
  • Should there be quotas for the proportion of male and female trustees on boards in a bid to improve decision making diversity?; and
  • Do trustees pay enough attention to their own governance?

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 >> Jun 2019 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
5 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General
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:
  • Housing secretary, James Brokenshire, has suggested people should be able to use their pension to purchase a house. Do you agree?;
  • Should new mums be given a £2,000 pension top up to help close the gender pensions gap?;
  • Should total minimum contributions be increased to 12% for middle earners but remain at 8% for lower earners?;
  • Should asset managers disclose engagement policies for investee companies to improve stewardship, transparency and stakeholder relationships?; and
  • Has your pension scheme(s), or scheme(s) you work with, amended its statement of investment principles to comply with the ESG disclosure regulations coming into force in October?

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 >> Jun 2019 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
29 May 2019 United Kingdom Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), 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:
  • Pension schemes have been urged to divest from ‘risky’ fossil fuel assets in a parliamentary debate led by Sir Ed Davey. Do you agree?;
  • Do you agree that bosses who risk employees’ pensions should face personal punishment?;
  • The People’s Pension has said the FCA should introduce an investment pathway charge cap. Do you agree?;
  • Should trustees be allowed to serve on multiple master trust boards?; and
  • Should master trusts follow Royal Mail’s lead to offer CDC to members?

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 >> May 2019 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
22 May 2019 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Technology & Systems
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:
  • Last week Charles Counsell said there will be new regulatory initiatives for 1,000 schemes. Do you welcome the gentle hand of advanced TPR supervision?;
  • Should all DC schemes be benchmarking costs relative to other pension funds?;
  • As part of supervision, all master trusts must submit a supervisory return to TPR annually. Is this justified?;
  • TPR has reported a 15% increase in the use of its powers against employers compared to the previous quarter. Is this enough?; and
  • Should pension schemes put technological innovation at the top of their agendas?

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 >> May 2019 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
15 May 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Property, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), 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:
  • Is moving into a consolidation vehicle an appropriate longterm objective for a DB scheme?;
  • Is the government making enough progress on proposals from its DB white paper?;
  • Do you think scheme members are equipped to deal with the tax implications of accessing their pension?;
  • Is property investment still a good option for pension fund investors?; and
  • At what long-term interest rate could a new and less generous defined benefit pension scheme be considered as viable?

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 >> May 2019 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 May 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Longevity, Pension Reform
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:
  • Does environmental, social and governance investing have a branding problem?;
  • Are pension providers meeting the changing needs across different age groups?;
  • Who has the main responsibility for addressing intergenerational issues in pensions?;
  • As Guy Opperman becomes the second longest serving pensions minister, what has been his most effective reform instigated while in office?; and
  • Should schemes be required to reduce the length of their annual statements to members to a maximum of two pages?

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 >> May 2019 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 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, NEST/Personal Accounts, State Pensions, 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:
  • Are trust based DC schemes taking too long to transfer funds to other providers?;
  • As retired households' disposable income grows faster than working households', should the state pension triple lock be abolished?;
  • Would mid-life MOTs work better for savers through a flexible approach, or a statutory requirement?;
  • Should NEST remain in public hands?; and
  • Should trustees be subject to maximum term limits for particular scheme?

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 >> Apr 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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