Pensions Liberation – Next steps for trustees?

  I start this blog with a health warning. I am not a lawyer so trustees and others must take legal advice on this subject and any of these thoughts. I do write this as a trustee who is concerned that despite the High Court ruling on Monday 21 October 2013 and just as...

Pensions schemes and poor data – why is it and how to sort it

In July 2013, the Pensions Regulator released a report which made for disappointing reading. Despite all the efforts to date, many schemes are still falling short of the standards The Pensions Regulator has set for measuring data quality and maintaining accurate...

Trustees – de-risk now?

After months of poorly performing gilts numbers, there are eventually signs that government bond yields might finally be increasing. For trustees, this means it is time to prepare for scheme de-risking and be prepared to act quickly to take advantage of this window of...

Pension scheme governance – still a work in progress

Pension scheme governance is a topic which has created it’s own industry within an  industry. The one certainty is that there is no “one size fits all” solution to how a pension scheme works effectively and efficiently. There is some current noise...

In Gus we trust – for now

Well here we are on Thursday 20 June 2013, the 2013/2014 fixtures are out and we still don’t know what is going on in downtown Amex Stadium. The club’s statement this week that  “The club has reserved its right to consider further action regarding...