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Insurers to give best buy-in and buy-out pricing for favourite GMP equalisation method
Insurers to give best buy-in and buy-out pricing for favourite GMP equalisation method
Hymans Robertson
27 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
According to a Hymans Robertson survey of insurance companies that are active in the buy-in/buy-out market, there is a noticeable preference for pension schemes which adopt the D2 method of Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) equalisation. The responses of seven of the eight insurers revealed a unanimous preference for pension schemes that had chosen this conversion method. By comparison Method C2, favoured by the recent High Court judgment on GMP equalisation, proved to be significantly less popular among insurers.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Where there’s a will: Britons could still be leaving money to the wrong people
Where there’s a will: Britons could still be leaving money to the wrong people
Phoenix Group
25 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Death Benefits, Pensioners & Retirement, Scheme Issues & Trends
Research by Phoenix Group has revealed that the majority of Britons do not check the beneficiaries of their financial policies and could be leaving money to the wrong people. According to the survey of more than 2,000 adults, 54% of respondents were not aware that their pension typically goes to the person who is named in their pension policy rather than their will. The figures also found that 65% of individuals holding a personal pension policy have failed to review the beneficiaries of their policy since it was set up.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Mind the Pension Pay Gap
Behaviour & Attitudes Survey
25 Feb 2019 Ireland Automatic Enrolment, Equality, Pensioners & Retirement, Pension Reform
Aviva's Behaviour & Attitudes Survey has revealed that men are more proactive and confident than women about their retirement income, with 63% of women admitting to not having any pension provision. When questioned about the prospect of auto-enrolment, 43% men were aware of the Government’s plans, compared to 33% of women.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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What will be the impact of the April 2019 step-up in automatic enrolment contribution rates?
Royal London Policy Paper 29
Royal London
25 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Taxation
Royal London has published its latest policy paper which considers how the rise in employee auto-enrolment contributions from 3% to 5% will affect scheme membership. According to the research, the impact will be minimal as the increased contributions will be partly or fully offset for the majority of people by pay rises and a more generous income tax system. This conclusion is reinforced by analysis of the behavioural response to the first rise of automatic enrolment contributions from 1% to 3% that took place in April 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 >> Feb 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
20 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Executive Pensions, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Pension Reform
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 CEOs have to pay into the same staff DB scheme as their workers rather than their own executive pension?;
  • Should compulsion to provide data to the dashboard be phased in in a similar way to AE with employers?;
  • Do you think conversion of GMPs into ordinary pension benefits will become the most attractive way of equalising GMPs?;
  • Should members of collective DC schemes be allowed to transfer out under Freedom and Choice at the decumulation stage?; and
  • If you had a pensions ‘hero’ who would it 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 >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The PSIG Scams Survey Pilot 2018
The PSIG Scams Survey Pilot 2018
Pension Scams Industry Group
18 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Pension Scams
The Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG), the voluntary body set up to support trustees, providers and administrators in combating pension scams, has published the results of a study on the scale of scam activity affecting members and practitioners,  entitled 'The PSIG Scams Survey Pilot 2018'. Results of the study show that a major area of concern is the quality of adviser, with 52% identifying red flags such as an unregulated introducer, advisers in a different country from the scheme member or an adviser already on a watch list.

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 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
14 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - General, Pension Scams, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings, 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:
  • Is too much responsibility put onto the saver when it comes to protecting themselves from scams?;
  • What should the Government’s main priority for auto-enrolment be?;
  • Despite AE now securing 10 million workers, low-earners are still not covered by the initiative. Does this undermine its long-term success?;
  • Amber Rudd has warned individuals could face up to seven years in prison for reckless mismanagement of employees’ pensions. Is this justified?;
  • Should the DWP allow schemes to increase the proportion of member-nominated trustees (MNTs) to 50% of the trustee board?; and
  • Should schemes be allowed to substitute professional trustees for MNTs?

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries
Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
14 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, State Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions has published an ad hoc analysis in which it gives an estimate of the cost of uprating the state pension for overseas residents living in countries where state pension increases are not paid such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. According to the analysis, in 2019/20 uprating the state pension in frozen rate countries will cost £600m.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Will Employees Benefit? Protecting Corporate Pensions Against Climate Change
Will Employees Benefit? Protecting Corporate Pensions Against Climate Change
ShareAction
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Scheme Issues & Trends
ShareAction has published research that shows FTSE 100 pension schemes in the UK leave staff savings exposed to climate-related financial risks. Of the 25 schemes surveyed, only HSBC Bank Pension Scheme and the RBS Retirement Savings Plan have changed their default investment strategies to reduce the climate risks faced by staff pensions.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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How to harness CEO self-interest to protect pensions
How to harness CEO self-interest to protect pensions
Warwick Business School
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Executive Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
A study conducted by researchers at Warwick Business School, the University of Exeter Business School and Queen Mary University of London has found that forcing executives to become members of the same pension plan as their staff could protect DB schemes from closure. The research looked at the pension arrangements of all 322 publicly listed UK firms that offered a DB scheme between 1999 and 2013, and found that CEOs were 77% less likely to close their company's main DB scheme if they were a member of the scheme and a trustee of the plan, even if it was in deficit.

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 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 fluctuate during January but end month unchanged
XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index
XPS Pensions Group
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values fluctuated moderately during January 2019. There was, however, no overall change across the month, with the index ending January at £235,000, unchanged from the end of December 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 >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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All change for DB transfers - issue 14
All change for DB transfers
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
11 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Transfers
According to the latest quarterly analysis by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP), transfer quotation rates have fallen to the lowest rate recorded since Q3 2016, while over 2018 as a whole rates fell to just over 6% of deferred members, compared to almost 8% over 2017. The analysis also found, however, that take-up rates have remained stable at 30% for the year to 30 June 2018, compared with 28% for the 12 months to 30 June 2017.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The green investor: why institutional investing holds the key to a renewable energy future
The green investor: why institutional investing holds the key to a renewable energy future
Octopus Group
11 Feb 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - Ethical and SRI
The Octopus Group has published its first Renewable Energy Investment report, titled "The green investor: why institutional investing holds the key to a renewable future". In the report, the Octopus Group analyses what drives institutional investors including pension funds to make investments in renewable energy, and identifies the "roadblocks" that prevent them from making further investments in the sector. According to the research, institutional investors are looking to increase their investment allocations in renewable energy markets. Nearly half of the 67% surveyed that are already invested in the sector are looking to increase the size of their investments by up to 10% over the next five years, with pension funds planning to increase their allocations from 4.8% to 7.8%.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Global Pension Assets Study - 2018
Global Pension Assets Study - 2018
The Thinking Ahead Institute
10 Feb 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Worldwide News
The Thinking Ahead Institute at Willis Towers Watson has published the latest edition of its Global Pension Assets Study, which looks at trends in pension assets across 22 major global pension markets. According to the report, 2018 was the third worst year for pension asset growth in the seven largest pension markets (the "P7"). The research also reveals that for the first time DC assets now account for more than 50% of total assets across the P7, and similarly finds that over the last ten years DC assets have grown by 8.9%, while DB assets have grown by 4.6%.

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 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
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?

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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