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What does a good pension trustee look like?

Since the Pensions Regulator (or as we call them ‘our friends in Brighton’) launched its 21st Century Trustee initiative at the beginning of the year there has been plenty of discussion around this important topic. As we start our planning for 2017, one sure thing is...

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Five key actions to take as a defined benefit scheme

The last few months has seen pension scheme crisis headlines screaming out every time you turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or look at social media. The funding issues around the BHS scheme and other schemes coupled with the growth in the funding shortfall of just...

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Trusteeship – greater than the sum of its parts

We have said before that trustees are more effective team if they work together, sharing experiences and knowledge. Relying on a perceived star player is a strategy fraught with risk. Corporate history is littered with examples of such companies. And let’s not mention...

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Pensions are a part of the business

We have discussed before about the use of Integrated Risk Management and this blog returns to the subject on the back of the recent 2016 Annual Funding Statement from our friends in Brighton. In essence, the expectation is that despite larger deficits in pension...

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Value for money – the Holy Grail

Reporting to members about the Value For Money (VFM) their DC scheme offers has been, since its introduction in April 2015, a difficult ask for us as DC Trustees. For starters, our friends in Brighton have consistently refused to give trustees any guidance as to what...

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DC Pensions Trustees & Members

Other than death and taxes, it seems that the inexorable rise in members retiring with only with Defined Contribution (DC) pension benefits is another certainty. What does this mean for us as DC trustees? How do we run the schemes efficiently, effectively and provide...

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Better outcomes for members

For Trustees of Defined Contributions Schemes there is plenty to keep us awake at night, the new Chair’s statement, default fund selection and monitoring and Value for Money (members value that is) to name but three. How do we go about getting some structure around...

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