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...

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...

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...

The Big Picture

In January, the boss of the Pensions Regulator was quoted as saying ‘’We know we can effect change and raise standards in the UK pension industry by speaking out and setting expectations. And this is what we will do in 2016.’’ CBC say that such an attitude is welcome....

What would you like for Christmas?

Like many businesses at this time of year we were sitting down to plan for the year to come. We were looking to figure out the key issues for pensions and what our current and future clients will want from us in 2016 and beyond. To start with we looked at what had...

Pension scheme investments – Same destination – different route

Trustees and sponsors of pension schemes are encouraged to work together for the benefit of all stakeholders, and that includes the members. The first principle of the Funding Defined Benefits Code 3 from the Pensions Regulator states “Working collaboratively:...
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