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Pensions Chair – 6 learnings for a new skill

The Pensions Regulator has consistently spoken about the importance of the role of Chairs of pension scheme trustees and the need to show skills such as strategic leadership, managing conflict and building a consensus. The new skill in this Covid-19 world is chairing...

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Accreditation and Covid-19

   What four lessons have pension trustees learned working in a Covid-19 world? Firstly, congratulations to our very own Michael Clark who became the first PMI Accredited Professional Trustee on 23 April 2020. Whilst it’s a personal privilege, more importantly it...

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How to review your pension scheme strategy

As we have said many times before, (see November 2019 Pension Trustees – The importance of creating a Journey Planhttps://www.cbcpensionservices.co.uk/pension-trustees-the-importance-of-creating-a-journey-plan/ and Pension scheme funding - start...

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Trustee and Employer Covenant

  When The Pensions Regulator (our friends in Brighton) introduced the concept of Integrated Risk Management with its now familiar triangle of covenant, investment and funding (see below) many trustees thought it would be a case of documenting a process that they...

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How to Run an Effective Trustee Meeting

  How are your trustee meetings run? Are they well organised, kept to time and good progress is made in terms of decision making and long term strategy development?Or are people late, the meetings overrun and conversations ramble on with no conclusion, leaving you...

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Pension Trustees – The importance of creating a Journey Plan

  In their latest document - Annual funding statement 2019 for defined benefit pension schemes - TPR's focus is on trustees having a long term journey plan. It’s about DB pension schemes having long term funding targets and ensuring trustees and employers having a...

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Conflicts of Risk – Is your pension scheme at risk?

What are conflicts of risk and why are they so important to your pension scheme? TPR describes a conflict of interest as follows:‘A conflict of interest may arise when a fiduciary (which includes a trustee) is required to take a decision where: 1.    the fiduciary is...

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Pension schemes – getting things done in times of uncertainty

Pension trustees are faced with an increasing array of obligations and decisions to make. How do you do that when there’s so much uncertainty, ranging from the big bad Brexit wolf, to ESG investing, to the more granular waiting for a regulator DB funding statement?Aon...

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