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Transfer values and transfer activity increase during July
XPS Transfer Watch
XPS Pensions Group
8 Aug 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
The latest edition of the XPS Transfer Watch has found that both the number and value of DB transfers rose during July 2019. The XPS Pension Group's Transfer Value Index ended the month at £247,400, up from £240,800 at the end of June, while the Transfer Activity Index found that the number of transfers processed by the administration business across the month would imply an annual equivalent of 0.98% of eligible members, an increase from the annual equivalent of 0.87% of eligible members recorded in June.
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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.

941160660   Click here to contact the authors.
 
PwC Skyval Index July data shows £20bn increase in UK DB pension deficit
PwC Skyval Index
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
31 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PwC Skyval index, the deficit of DB pension funds has increased by £20bn compared to the previous month end and the total deficit stood at £240bn at the end of July 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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Businesses support extension of auto-enrolment to more workers
Businesses support extension of auto-enrolment to more workers
Scottish Widows and CBI
19 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Scheme Issues & Trends, Taxation
A survey conducted by the CBI and Scottish Widows has found that 74% of businesses support broadening automatic enrolment to include the self-employed and those earning less than the current earnings trigger of £10,000. The research also found that 71% of businesses believe that at some point in the future employers will need to make higher contributions to automatic enrolment pension schemes for their employees to have sufficient levels of retirement income.

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.

A511595A2   Click here to contact the authors.
 
DC master trusts are the most appropriate pension scheme for nearly 60% of employers, Buck research finds
DC master trusts are the most appropriate pension scheme for nearly 60% of employers
Buck
16 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends, Technology & Systems
According to a survey conducted by Buck, 60% of employers consider master trusts to be the most suitable form of DC pension scheme for their business. The research identified that employers believe that master trusts enable them to provide a pension scheme that meets the needs of the modern workplace whilst also delegating formal responsibility for the management of the scheme to experts outside of their organisation. The survey also found that the majority of master trusts provide digital tools for communicating with and educating members, which 84% of employers identified as something that they wanted their pension scheme members to benefit from. 

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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Employer core contributions to defined contribution pensions jump by up to 40%
FTSE 350 DC Pension Scheme Survey
Willis Towers Watson
16 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to the latest edition of the Willis Towers Watson annual FTSE 350 DC Pension Scheme Survey, employer contribution rates to DC pension schemes amongst FTSE 100 companies have risen to the highest rate recorded to date. The research found that in 2019 core contributions made by FTSE 100 employers rose to 7.1%, up from 6.4% in 2018. The survey also recorded an increase in FTSE 250 employer core contributions from 4.3% in 2018 to 6.1% 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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Transfer values and transfer activity stabilise over June
XPS Transfer Watch
XPS Pensions Group
10 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Transfer Watch, transfer values fell slightly during June 2019 as the number of DB transfers over the month also fell marginally. The XPS Pensions Group's Transfer Value Index ended the month at £240,800, down from £241,500 at the end of May, while the Transfer Activity Index has revealed a slight decrease in the number of transfers processed by the administration business during June.

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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European Asset Allocation Survey 2019
European Asset Allocation Survey
Mercer
8 Jul 2019 Europe (including EU) Investment - General, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to Mercer's European Asset Allocation Survey, 55% of European pension schemes consider environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risks as part of their investment decision-making, up 15% from 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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Professional Pensions Administration Survey 2019
Professional Pensions Administration Survey
Professional Pensions
4 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Scheme Issues & Trends
Professional Pensions has published the 2019 edition of its Administration Survey, in which it ranked the best third-party administrators and software providers for pension schemes. The survey shows that 90% of the schemes surveyed outsource their administration, with just 10% of schemes using largely in-house arrangements.

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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UK DB pension deficit down by £20bn in June, PwC Skyval Index shows
PwC Skyval Index
PwC
3 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PwC Skyval index, the deficit of DB pension funds has decreased by £20bn compared to the previous month end and the total deficit stood at £220bn at the end of June 2019. This month's reduction in deficit has been partly attributed to the positive performance in equity 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 >> Jul 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.

6E1159478   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Public service governance and administration survey 2018
Public service governance and administration survey
The Pensions Regulator and OMB Research
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Issues & Trends
The Pensions Regulator has published the results of its fourth public service pensions annual governance and administration survey, based on research conducted by OMB Research on its behalf in November and December 2018. The survey found that 74% of public service schemes have all six of the Regulator's key governance and administration processes in place, which represents an improvement on previous years. The research also, however, highlighted areas for improvement, such as cyber security. 17% of schemes failed to report that they had controls in place restricting access to systems and data, while 18% did not report that they had systems controls to protect their cyber security such as firewalls, antivirus or software updates.

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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FTSE 100 dividends vs. deficit contributions
FTSE 100 dividends vs. deficit contributions
Barnett Waddingham
29 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to an analysis of FTSE 100 companies by Barnett Waddingham, net dividends have increased by 140% since the financial crisis whilst there has been a 10% decrease in deficit contributions over the same period. The analysis also shows there is a 7% median deficit contribution as a proportion of dividends for FTSE 100 companies.

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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