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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?
3111396B8 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures - February 2019
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Feb 2019 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published the latest version of statistics outlining the current state of the master trust market. In the report, the Regulator revealed that it has identified 90 master trusts in the market, and that as at 31 January, it had received eight applications for authorisation. The report also shows that of the master trusts identified by TPR, seven have exited the market, 31 have triggered their exit from the market, and 44 are expected to either apply for authorisation or trigger their exit from the market in the coming months.
95113855A Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
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
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 Ł40,000 to raise Ł2bn 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.

671136359   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures - January 2019
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Jan 2019 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published the latest version of statistics outlining the current state of the master trust market. In the report, the Regulator revealed that it had identified 90 master trusts in the market, and that as at 30 December, it had received six applications for authorisation. The report also shows that of the master trusts identified by TPR, six have exited the market, 29 have triggered their exit from the market, and 49 are expected to either apply for authorisation or trigger their exit from the market in the coming 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.

861135371   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Master Trust Report
Master Trust Report
Pensions Management Institute (PMI)
4 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Pensions Dashboard, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Technology & Systems, Trustees
The PMI's Master Trust Working Party has published the results of a survey it conducted asking master trusts for their views on issues and barriers facing the industry such as the regulatory framework, the adoption of technology, and whether there is a skills shortage among both providers and regulators. According to the results, 93% of respondents said that the master trust authorisation regime is to be welcomed, while 87% felt that the regime would accelerate the consolidation of the providers. The report also revealed that 60% of master trusts surveyed believe that there will be no more than 20 master trust providers in five 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 >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures - December 2018
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Dec 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published the latest version of statistics outlining the current state of the master trust market. In the report, the Regulator revealed that it had identified 90 master trusts in the market, and that as at 30 November, it had received one application for authorisation. The report also shows that of the master trusts identified by TPR, three have exited the market, 32 have triggered their exit from the market, and 54 are expected to either apply for authorisation or trigger their exit from the market in the coming 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 >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

7D113262D   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures - November 2018
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Nov 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published the latest version of statistics outlining the current state of the master trust market. In the report, the Regulator revealed that it had identified 90 master trusts in the market, and that as at 31 October, it had received one application for authorisation. The report also shows that of the master trusts identified by TPR, three have exited the market, 33 have triggered their exit from the market, and 53 expect to either apply for authorisation or trigger their exit from the market in the coming 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 >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

5611278B3   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Positive reaction from savers to automatic enrolment increase
Positive reaction from savers to automatic enrolment increase
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)
15 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to figures from the PLSA, the vast majority of savers have continued to pay into their pensions, despite the rise in minimum automatic enrolment contributions in April. Numbers for the three largest master trusts (NEST, NOW: Pensions and The People's Pension) show that the proportion of people who stopped contributing to their pension increased by just 0.2% following the change.

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.

7E11236CB   Click here to contact the authors.
 
2018 UK Pension Strategy Survey Report
UK Pension Strategy Survey Report
Willis Towers Watson
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Pensioners & Retirement, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
Willis Towers Watson has published the 2018 edition of its UK Pension Strategy Survey Report. The report is based upon the findings of a survey in which almost 200 organisations in the UK were asked about their plans to evolve their pension and benefits policies and programmes in relation to three key areas, including their strategy for DC provision and proposed changes to plan design in DB schemes that are still open to future accrual. According to the survey's results, four in ten employers view cost control as a key priority when shaping their future benefit provision, and although 30% of organisations are looking to increase employee choice and flexibility in relation to the benefits that they offer, less than 10% currently provide employees with the flexibility to use the employer's pension contributions for other financial priorities.

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.

B01130148   Click here to contact the authors.
 
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.

E8112346C   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures - October 2018
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published the latest version of statistics outlining the current state of the master trust market. In the report, the Regulator revealed that it identified 88 master trusts in the market, which is one less than it reported in last month's statistics. As at 19 September 2018, of the 88 schemes identified, three had wound up or exited the market, 27 had triggered their exit from the market, and 58 schemes expected in the coming months either to apply for authorisation or to trigger their exit from the market.

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
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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Master Trust Default Fund Performance Review
Master Trust Default Fund Performance Review
Hymans Robertson
Sep 2018 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends
Hymans Robertson has published a report comparing the investment performance of the default funds used by the largest providers of master trusts. The report looks at performance across three separate stages of DC investing with differing investment requirements, which it terms the "growth phase", the "consolidation phase" and the "pre-retirement phase". According to the report's findings, the past year has seen low returns for master trust providers in their default funds, with a median return of just 1.5% for funds in the growth phase and 1.2% for funds in the consolidation phase. The research has also found that in relation to default funds in the growth phase, there is a difference in the returns received by the best and worst performing providers of 6% per annum over three years, which it estimates could mean a 10% difference in the value of those providers' members' DC pension pots. 

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.

961120870   Click here to contact the authors.
 

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