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Searching for: topic is "Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)"

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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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Defined Contribution trust-based pension schemes research 2019
Defined Contribution trust-based pension schemes research
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Aug 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
TPR has published research which summarises the findings of its annual survey of trust-based occupational DC pension schemes, carried out between January and March 2019. According to the research, the scale of under-performance in small pension schemes is 'unacceptable'. Only 4% of micro schemes, which have between two and 11 members and 1% of small schemes, which have between 12 and 99 members, are meeting all 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 >> Aug 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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How well are DB pension schemes run?
XPS Governance Survey
XPS Pensions Group (XPS)
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
XPS Pensions Group (XPS) has carried out a survey of DB schemes to understand how well schemes are engaging with TPR’s governance and risk management expectations. According to the survey, the quality of governance varied dramatically, with scores ranging from 30 to 97 out of 100. The average score was 69, whilst over two thirds of schemes surveyed achieved a score of less than 75 out of 100.

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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FAB Index Update at 30 June 2019
First Actuarial's Best estimate (FAB) Index
First Actuarial
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
The First Actuarial Best estimate (FAB) Index improved across the month to 30 June 2019, as the surplus in the UK's 5,450 DB pension schemes increased from £387bn to £401bn. The Index also shows that the overall investment return required for UK DB schemes to be 100% funded on a best-estimate basis has fallen from -1.4% pa at the end of May 2019 to -1.5% 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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Accounting for pensions - Managing the Pension Accounting Gap
Accounting for Pensions
XPS Pensions Group
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Longevity, Pension Liberation, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Transfers
According to XPS Pension Group's Accounting for Pensions survey, the Accounting Gap across all UK companies could be £260bn. The survey, which included 150 of XPS Pension Group's clients, also showed that the majority of schemes had GMP equalisation costs of less than 1%.

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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PensionChair Remuneration Report 2019
PensionChair Remuneration Report
Winmark and Barnett Waddingham
25 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Trustees
Barnett Waddingham has partnered with Winmark for the 2019 edition of the Winmark PensionChair Remuneration Report. According to the report, 60% of Trustee Chairs agree that there is currently insufficient diversity of age, ethnicity and gender amongst trustees and 38% believe there are not enough new trustees entering the profession.

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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Workplace pension participation and saving trends: 2008 to 2018
Workplace pension participation and saving trends
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
5 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
The DWP has published its sixth analysis of statistics on workplace pension participation and savings trends among employees eligible for automatic enrolment in a workplace pension from 2008 to 2018. According to the analysis, 72% of eligible employees have saved into a workplace pension in at least three of the last four years. The annual total amount saved by eligible savers stood at £90.4bn in 2018.

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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FAB Index Update at 31 May 2019
First Actuarial's Best estimate (FAB) Index
First Actuarial
Jun 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
The First Actuarial Best estimate (FAB) Index improved slightly across the month to 31 May 2019, as the surplus in the UK's 5,450 DB pension schemes increased from £385bn to £387bn. The Index also shows that the overall investment return required for UK DB pension schemes to be 100% funded on a best-estimate basis has fallen slightly from -1.3% pa at the end of April 2019 to -1.4% pa at the end of May 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 >> Jun 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The Pensions Authority publishes Defined Benefit schemes - Review of 2018 statistics
Defined Benefit schemes - Review of 2018 statistics
The Pensions Authority
28 May 2019 Ireland Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
The Pensions Authority has published a set of statistics for DB schemes which have been compiled from analysis of Annual Actuarial Data Returns (ADDRs) received to 31 March this year. The figures show that the number of continuing DB schemes subject to the funding standard is 582, a decline of 5% since last 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 >> May 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The Great Pension Debate: Finding Common Ground
The Great Pension Debate: Finding Common Ground
CD Howe Institute
23 May 2019 Canada Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
The CD Howe Institute has published a report showing how traditional pension models are largely falling short of their goals, and arguing that the time is right for a new pension paradigm that better serves the needs of all Canadian workers. The report demonstrates how the pension industry must go beyond the  traditonal DB or DC pension plans and focus on a new model pension of the future, equivalent to a Collective DC (CDC) plan.

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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What do trustees want to see in the new funding code?
What do trustees want to see in the new funding code?
Hymans Robertson
16 May 2019 United Kingdom Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Trustees
 Hymans Roberston has conducted a survey of 130 trustees to find out what they want from TPR's upcoming DB funding code. Of those surveyed, 23% stated they would like to see a requirement on sponsors to demonstrate they have sufficient resources to support pension risks.

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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Pension Funds in Figures - Preliminary report for 2018
Pension Funds in Figures
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
May 2019 WORLDWIDE Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Worldwide News
The OECD has published the fifth issue in its 'Pension Funds in Figures' report series, in which it provides a short preview of the characteristics of pension funds in a selection of OECD and non-OECD jurisdictions. This issue gives preliminary data relating to the analysed pension funds for 2018, with the final figures to be published in the 2019 edition of 'Pension Markets in Focus' in October 2019. According to the preliminary figures, pension fund assets in the OECD area amounted to USD 27.6trn in 2018, close to 4% lower than in 2017. The analysis also reveals that pension fund assets declined in 12 out of 34 reporting OECD countries, including some of the largest pension markets.

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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$20 billion club: DB sponsors shift asset allocations to fixed income
$20 billion club: DB sponsors shift asset allocations to fixed income
Russell Investment Group
18 Apr 2019 United States Countries - US, Investment - General, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Taxation
According to analysis by Russell Investments, the '$20 billion club' - a group of publicly listed US corporations with pension liabilities in excess of $20bn - has seen a shift in asset allocation, which is the largest de-risking move in recent history in a continuing shift out of risky assets. The analysis also showed that although 2017 and 2018 saw the largest two years of contributions in recent history, contributions are expected to drop as 2019 contributions are already down 77% from the 2017 high.

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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