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...

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...

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...

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...