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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
10 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Pensions Dashboard, Investment - General, Master Trusts, 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 it fair that non-taxpayers receive basic rate tax relief in relief-at-source schemes?;
  • At the beginning of this month, Marsh & McLennan completed its $5.6bn acquisition of JLT. Is bigger always better when it comes to pension consulting?;
  • Is three to four years sufficient to give schemes time to prepare for pension dashboards?;
  • It looks like the master trust market will shrink to around 40 providers. Do you believe this is the right level?; and
  • When thinking about patient capital, which types of asset class would your scheme consider as suitable investments?


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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
3 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Corporate Governance, Master Trusts, 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:
  • Should the DB master trust accreditation regime be run on a voluntary basis, as proposed by the Government?;
  • Are IGC (Independent Governance Committee) reports fit for purpose?;
  • Is HMRC doing enough to help schemes understand implications of the GMP equalisation process?;
  • Is your scheme (or schemes you work with) currently doing contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit scenario?; and
  • As more savers build up multiple pots, should exit charges be banned?
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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
28 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Equality, Master Trusts, 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:
  • What is the top risk facing DB schemes amid concerns over Brexit uncertainty?;
  • Was TPR right to grant 11 master trusts up to a six-week extension for authorisation applications (as of 21 March)?;
  • Do you think government-led pension adverts on TV and radio make any difference to how savers view pensions?;
  • Has your scheme calculated transfer values to allow for GMP equalisation?; and
  • Would you expect your professional/independent trustee to seek accreditation when it is formally launched later this year?

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 >> Mar 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
20 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, 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:
  • Is the Government right to roll out collective defined contribution (CDC) for Royal Mail before other schemes?;
  • Should the charge cap be set at 0.75% for CDC schemes?;
  • Should CDC savers be allowed to access pension freedoms?;
  • Do you believe the Spring Statement was good or bad for pensions?; and
  • Will you expect your scheme(s)’ asset managers to conform to the cost disclosure templates when they are formally launched?

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 >> Mar 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
13 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Savings, 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 the introduction of accreditation reduce the number of sole-trader professional trustees?;
  • Should the PPF have member-nominated representatives on its board?;
  • Should TPR issue a rules and ratios based set of guidance in relation to allowable dividend distributions?; and
  • How severe do you think savers’ lack of trust in pensions is?

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 >> Mar 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
6 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Pensions Dashboard, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Money and Pensions Service, 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:
  • Do you think the ‘Money and Pensions Service’ is an appropriate new name for the Single Financial Guidance Body?;
  • Is the pensions dashboard a high enough priority on trustees’ agendas?;
  • With auto-enrolment contribution rates rising next month, what effect do you think this will have on opt-out rates?;
  • At the end of this year, how do you believe the Bank of England’s base rate will compare to the current level of 0.75%?; and
  • In your experience, does TPR generally enter meetings with: an open mind and a clear understanding of the scheme and its challenges  or preconceived ideas and lack of understanding?

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 >> Mar 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
20 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Executive Pensions, Investment - Ethical and SRI, 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:
  • Should CEOs have to pay into the same staff DB scheme as their workers rather than their own executive pension?;
  • Should compulsion to provide data to the dashboard be phased in in a similar way to AE with employers?;
  • Do you think conversion of GMPs into ordinary pension benefits will become the most attractive way of equalising GMPs?;
  • Should members of collective DC schemes be allowed to transfer out under Freedom and Choice at the decumulation stage?; and
  • If you had a pensions ‘hero’ who would it 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 >> Feb 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
14 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - General, Pension Scams, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings, 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:
  • Is too much responsibility put onto the saver when it comes to protecting themselves from scams?;
  • What should the Government’s main priority for auto-enrolment be?;
  • Despite AE now securing 10 million workers, low-earners are still not covered by the initiative. Does this undermine its long-term success?;
  • Amber Rudd has warned individuals could face up to seven years in prison for reckless mismanagement of employees’ pensions. Is this justified?;
  • Should the DWP allow schemes to increase the proportion of member-nominated trustees (MNTs) to 50% of the trustee board?; and
  • Should schemes be allowed to substitute professional trustees for MNTs?

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 >> Feb 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
7 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, 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:
  • Should the DWP 'nudge' smaller, sub-1,000 member DC schemes to consolidate?;
  • The DWP wants DC trustees to set out a policy on illiquid investments and provide statistics on such investments. Do you agree with this approach?;
  • Should the DC default charge cap be amended to make it easier for trustees to invest in illiquid assets, which typically incur performance fees?;
  • Should all DC pension schemes and master trusts be required to publicly report the performance of their investment strategies/funds?; and
  • Do you think master trusts will improve member engagement?

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

3111396B8   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
30 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Data Protection, Scheme Issues & Trends, Technology & Systems, 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:
  • Do trustees need professional help on communications, as suggested by the major review into the British Steel Pension Scheme saga?;
  • Should there be an explicit duty on trustees to communicate effectively with members, as suggested by the review into the British Steel Pension Scheme saga?;
  • Should there be protections for trustees and sponsors from prosecution should members’ personal data be illegally obtained from dashboards?;
  • Do you think there should be some relaxation and flexibility in the timetable for DB schemes to place information on the dashboards given their having to also grapple with GMP equalisation?; and
  • Should there be a cap on the number of commercial pensions dashboards?

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 >> Jan 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
23 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Pension Buy-out Companies, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Legislation, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Superfunds (DB), 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 Government consider the adoption of a universal measure of inflation?;
  • Do you think the potential take-up of CDC makes the policy a good use of DWP’s time and resources?;
  • Should legislation be relaxed to allow master trusts to become CDC providers?;
  • Has your scheme or a scheme you work with stepped up contingency planning for no-deal Brexit?; and
  • Should trustees be compelled to consult directly with members before agreeing to a DB superfund buyout?

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 >> Jan 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
16 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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 each pension scheme be required to have a professional trustee on their board?;
  • As the Government’s consultation on CDC closes, how has your view of this pension type changed over the last year?;
  • Should there be a TPR authorisation regime for third-party administrators and software providers?;
  • Where sole trustees are appointed by the sponsoring employer, do you think those trustees can robustly challenge the employer in funding valuations?;
  • Should generational representation be encouraged on the trustee boards of schemes being used for AE?;
  • What do you see as the biggest challenges currently facing those running occupational DC schemes?;
  • What do you think will be the biggest trends over the coming 12 months with regards to occupational DC schemes?; and
  • To what extent do you believe default investment fund strategy will change over the coming 12-18 months?

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 >> Jan 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
10 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Money and Pensions Service, 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:
  • As Charles Counsell takes over as chief executive of TPR, does the regulator need a fresh strategy?
  • What do you think the new Single Financial Guidance Body should be called?
  • The Resolution Foundation wants the government to cap the pension tax-free lump sum at £40,000 to raise £2bn per year. Do you agree?
  • 2018 saw returns fall in almost all asset classes and higher volatility. Do you think 2019 will bring more of the same?
  • Should pension funds consider investing in gold to act as a safe haven asset in the current uncertain environment?
  • Is consolidation into a DC master trust the right answer for the majority of single employer schemes to improve governance standards?

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 >> Jan 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
3 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Pension Liberation, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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:
  • Lesley Titcomb has suggested TPR should be allowed to create its own rules, subject to some safeguards. Do you agree?;
  • What effect do you believe the pensions cold-calling ban will have on reducing the number of scams?;
  • How much do you believe the 2019 auto-enrolment contribution rate rise will increase opt-out rates?;
  • Do you believe the CMA’s recommendation that fiduciary management tenders should include at least three firms is too high, too low or about right?;
  • Should schemes and/or employers sponsor mid-life planning for members?; and
  • Do you believe GMP calculations will ever be understood by members, or even trustees?

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

2511349C8   Click here to contact the authors.
 
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?

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 >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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