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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?
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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, Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB), 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.

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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?

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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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?

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
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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