No date yet available for second reading of Pension Schemes Bill

Increased FCA regulation risks dramatically reducing supply of DB advice Aegon

Divorce Day further highlights pensions gender gap

Institutional investor confidence falls in December

TPO upholds complaint against Planning Together and James Hay

Experts predict busy 2020 for the pensions industry

No date yet available for second reading of Pension Schemes Bill

The government had said that there is no date yet available for a second reading of the Pension Schemes Bill, reintroduced in the Queens Speech on 19 December 2019.

It has said that the House of Commons Library will produce a briefing material for the second reading in the Commons when a date becomes available

Increased FCA regulation risks dramatically reducing supply of DB advice Aegon

New regulations expected to be published in Q1 this year by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) could risk dramatically reducing the supply of advice for defined benefit (DB) members, according to Aegon

The upcoming Divorce Day (6 January) has bought further attention to the gender pensions gap, with Interactive Investor calling for greater attention to be paid to pensions as an asset throughout divorce proceedings

Institutional investor confidence fell during December 2019 by 1.3 points to 79.7, primarily driven by a sharp drop in confidence from European investors, State Street Global Markets has revealed

The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has upheld a complaint against Planning Together and James Hay Partnership for delays in earmarking, investing and transferring the complainants pension

Pensions experts have forecast a hectic 2020 for the industry, with the expected Pension Schemes Bill and increased calls for responsible investment in the spotlight

Francesca Fabrizi meets Lee Clements, director of SRI research at FTSE Russell, to discuss climate change risk in investment portfolios

Deputy editor Natalie Tuck chats to the ABIs Yvonne Braun about her work at the ABI and her thoughts on key pension topics

Laura Blows speaks to Laird R. Landmann, group managing director and co-director of fixed income at US-based TCW, about the opportunities TCW can provide for UK pension funds

Laura Blows talks to the Society of Pension Professionals president, Paul McGlone, about both the industrys and the societys latest developments.

Alex Mitchell, Head of Tracing & Data Solutions at Capita, meets Francesca Fabrizi, Editor in Chief of Pensions Age to discuss recent trends in the pensions tracing space

Francesca Fabrizi meets Craig Scordellis, Head of Long-Only Multi-Asset Credit at CQS, to discuss what MAC strategies can offer pension schemes today

Laura Blows speaks to NESTs CIO Mark Fawcett to discuss its investment into alternative asset classes

Laura Blows speaks to PMI president Lesley Carline about how the institute is continuously adapting to cater to evolving industry requirements

RPMI Railpen has announced three new hires within its private markets team

Dalriada Trustees has appointed John Wilson as head of technical, research and policy and Sarah Ballantyne as a professional trustee

RPMI Railpen has appointed Richard Swart as new head of investment risk

Legal & General (L&G) Investment Management has announced the appointment of Kim Brown as pension scheme director for the L&G master trust and the Independent Governance Committee (IGC)

Mercer has announced the appointment of Steve Sands as UK financial planning leader

Annuity rates have taken somewhat of a battering throughout 2019, reaching their lowest point since the Brexit referendum in late August. What does this mean for the product going forward?

The DB endgame nears for many schemes. Nick Reeve considers the journey to completion and its implications

Age UK senior policy manager, Christopher Brooks, talks to Sophie Smith about Age UKs Fighting the freedoms research report and what action the industry could take to better support members through the ups and downs of pension freedoms

With the ongoing NHS tax crisis, a record year for bulk annuity deals, and the rise and fall of the Pension Schemes Bill in 2019, Jack Gray looks back on what has been a busy year in the pensions industry

Pension lawyers provide a round-up of some of the key pensions cases of 2019

Nick Reeve explores the relationship between the size of the DB scheme and the size of its sponsoring company

In May 2019, the Brick Development Association completed a buy-in for its legacy defined benefi t pension scheme with Legal & General, insuring the 1.7 million of benefits for its 13 members. Jack Gray speaks to the scheme trustee and employer about the challenges faced as a small scheme, the process preceding the deal completion, and why it was close to never happening at all

Gill Wadsworth explores trends within the longevity hedging market, currently in the shadows of record buyout and buy-in transactions

Maggie Williams considers the current impact of legacy pension products on both the industry and savers alike

The Pensions Regulators authorisation of DC master trusts is now complete. Whats next for these retirement saving vehicles?

As the 2010s draw to a close, Pensions Age asks: What were the biggest developments to occur for the pensions industry over the past 10 years?

Telent and Rothesay Life recently conclude the largest bulk annuity deal in UK history, completing a full buyout with the GEC 1972 scheme worth 4.7 billion, in September 2019. Jack Gray speaks to Telent pensions director, Pete Harris, its CIO, Alan Goodman, and Rothesay Life co-head of business development, Sammy Cooper-Smith, about how this unique deal was completed

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Addressing climate change risk in fixed income portfolios

Francesca Fabrizi meets Lee Clements, director of SRI research at FTSE Russell, to discuss climate change risk in investment portfolios

Govt faces 4bn pension bill as firefighters win case

Experts predict busy 2020 for the pensions industry

With-profit Equitable Life savers in line for 70% pension boost

No date yet available for second reading of Pension Schemes Bill

Millions could rely on state benefits in retirement Equiniti

TPO upholds complaint against Planning Together and James Hay

Govt confirms landmark court ruling will apply to all public sector schemes

Investment pathways may lead to huge drop in pension scams

Increased FCA regulation risks dramatically reducing supply of DB advice Aegon

Divorce Day further highlights pensions gender gap

Institutional investor confidence falls in December

No date yet available for second reading of Pension Schemes Bill

Over three quarters of millennials prioritise responsible investing

Investment pathways may lead to huge drop in pension scams

Experts predict busy 2020 for the pensions industry

TPO upholds complaint against Planning Together and James Hay

Group Pensions Manager (Flex hours or/& 3, 4, 5 days per week, possible option of 1 day home working)

Pensions Age is the leading monthly magazine for Pension Funds, Consultants and Advisors to these funds. Pensions Age (paper version) looks to give in depth analysis and commentary on the major issues affecting the UK pensions sector.

Laura Blows speaks to Matthew Bullock, Investment Director – Multi-Asset, Wellington Management, about absolute return strategies

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