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Pension Investment and Governance Survey 2018
Pension Investment and Governance Survey
PwC
Nov 2018 United Kingdom Corporate Governance, Investment - General
According to PwC's Pension Investment and Governance Survey 2018, 80% of respondents who thought they could become cash flow negative over the next five years stated they were considering changing their investment strategy. The survey also found that 60% of respondents have reduced equity holdings in the last year and moved into LDI and illiquid matching assets.
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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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Common challenges, diverging paths
Common challenges, diverging paths
BlackRock
Mar 2018 WORLDWIDE Corporate Governance, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Winding-up
BlackRock has published the results of its global survey of 300 DB pension funds in which it examines the winding-down of corporate plans and the building-up in which non-corporate and public funds are engaging to strengthen those funds in the long term. According to the survey, both corporate and non-corporate DB pension funds are changing their governance and investment policies, with 74% of funds surveyed having created or revised their risk appetite statements during the last three years.

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 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 Feb 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Corporate Governance, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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 Work and Pensions Committee’s criticism of TPR and the PPF over the British Steel Pension Scheme warranted?;
  • Should the FCA ban contingent charging for pensions transfer advice?;
  • Does the FCA need to come down harder on standards of IGC chair’s statements?;
  • Is The Pensions Regulator taking the right approach by naming and shaming schemes that breach AE rules?; and
  • Who does the most good for pensions: Politicians, Regulators, Employers, Pension schemes or Providers?

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

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Who Watches the Watchers? Transparency and Accountability in Workplace Personal Pensions
Policy Report
ShareAction
Feb 2018 United Kingdom Advisers, Corporate Governance, Investment - Performance
Research by ShareAction has found that a large proportion of independent governance committees (IGCs), which were established by law in 2015 to represent the interests of UK pension savers, are failing to review whether savers are getting value for money from their schemes. According to the research, just under half of IGC reports did not provide data on how well savers' investments were performing, while almost a third did not state how much savers were being charged by their workplace pension 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 >> Feb 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
7 Jun 2017 United Kingdom Trustees, Taxation, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Countries - US, Corporate Governance
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 US withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement impact your scheme's investments?;
  • Is it becoming more or less difficult to recruit trustees?;
  • Should it be mandatory for trustees to get paid time off to conduct trustee duties?;
  • Would a corporate governance structure on pension schemes boost accountability of trustees?; and
  • Should actuarial firms be made to pay significant tax as they caused the pensions crash?

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 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Investment funds are lacking independent governance
LCP fund governance survey report
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
May 2017 United Kingdom Investment - Management, Corporate Governance, Administration
According to Lane Clark & Peacock's survey of the governance arrangements for the investment funds used by its clients, 56% of the UK funds did not have any independent Directors.

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 2017 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 Apr 2017 United Kingdom Longevity, Lifetime ISA, Corporate Governance, Brexit, 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:
  • Mortality improvements have declined for six years in a row. Is this still just a blip?;
  • Which is the single biggest geopolitical risk for markets in 2017?;
  • How would you rate the success of Independent Governance Committees in delivering value for money to members in contract-based pensions during the last two years?;
  • Given the Lifetime ISA is inevitable, should the industry engage with it to get the best possible outcome for members?; and
  • Should it be a requirement to tell trustees what the 'best estimate' funding position of their scheme is when carrying out an actuarial valuation?

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 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

97103577   Click here to contact the authors.
 
2017 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing
Hot Topics in Retirement
Aon Hewitt
Jan 2017 United States Trustees, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US, Corporate Governance
Aon Hewitt’s Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing survey has found that 2017 should be a very busy year for retirement plan sponsors.

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 2017 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 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Legislation, Corporate Governance, Advisers, Accounting
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • How likely is it that trustees could be sued over charges and costs?;
  • What impact will the pensions advice allowance have on the number of members seeking financial advice?;
  • Neil Woodford says that DB schemes have made deficits worse by de-risking. Do you agree?;
  • Over the next six months how likely is it that more companies will issue warnings they might not be able to pay dividends due to worsening deficits?; and
  • Should the Government introduce legislation to force everyone to use one accounting standard for measuring DB deficits?

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 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Independent Trustee Survey 2016
Independent Trustee Survey
Hymans Robertson
Sep 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Corporate Governance
Hymans Robertson has published the results of its Independent Trustee Survey 2016 in which 36 independent trustees shared their views on the challenges of today’s pension scheme management. According to the findings, 43% of professional trustees believe that the risk of sponsor default is not integrated into DB scheme management. Hymans Robertson reports that £250bn of DB pensions is at risk due to DB pension strategies not accounting for the risk of sponsor insolvency.

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 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

45100097   Click here to contact the authors.
 
US employers rank investment volatility, costs and regulatory compliance as top retirement plan risks
US employers rank investment volatility, costs and regulatory compliance as retirement plan risks
Willis Towers Watson
6 Jul 2016 United States Investment - General, Countries - US, Corporate Governance, Advisers
According to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, employers in the US rank investment volatility, benefit costs and regulatory compliance as their main concerns now and for the next two years.

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 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

1A9877AE   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Unlocking Value From Effective Retirement Plan Governance
US Retirement Plan Governance Survey
Willis Towers Watson
Jul 2016 United States Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Investment - General, Countries - US, Corporate Governance
Willis Towers Watson has published its 2016 US Retirement Plan Governance Survey which explores four areas critical to effective retirement plan governance: risk management, levels of governance, strategy and the measuring of plan effectiveness. The survey found that 33% of DB sponsors fully or partially outsource investment services, compared to 26% of DC sponsors. In both cases, respondents cited increased governance as the main reason for outsourcing.

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 2016 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 Mar 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, State Pensions, Savings, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Investment - General, Corporate Governance, Advisers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Was Ros Altmann right to criticise Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation?;
  • How can TPR’s trustee toolkit be made more effective?;
  • Is the successful communication of pensions dependent on how tech savvy members are?;
  • Has smart beta become overrated?; and
  • Do you think the state pension age should be a more flexible arrangement?

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 2016 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 Mar 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, Taxation, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Investment - General, Corporate Governance
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Many in the industry believe HM Treasury and the Chancellor always have the last word on pensions policy. Do we need a pensions minister?;
  • Are too many schemes rushing to divest from fossil fuel investments because of fears over climate change?;
  • Are regulators overestimating the dangers of master trusts failing due to bad governance?;
  • How likely is it politicians could persuade voters that reducing the deficit through higher income taxes rather than cutting pensions tax relief would be the right policy?; and
  • Is the argument that younger people would be more interested in pensions if greater numbers of trustees were the same generation correct?

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 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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