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 back in 2016 there has been plenty of discussion around this important topic.Three years on, how has this impacted you? Do you feel your trustee...

Professional trustees – why have one?

More and more pension schemes are opting to appoint a professional trustee.The ever-increasing burden of regulation, greater diversity of investment products and scheme deficits combine to make managing a pension scheme an ever more complex undertaking. Getting in a...

How scenario planning can benefit a Pension Trustee Board

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation Bertrand Russel What is scenario planning and how can it benefit your Pension scheme? Scenario planning goes much further than risk management or contingency planning. It aims to...

How we have helped Pension Trustee Boards

Sometimes it’s easier to explain our work by sharing a case study. This month we’d like to show you how we helped one client with a conflicts of interest issue. Conflicts of interest This is where the trustee may wear two or more hats. As a trustee, you have to act in...

Pension Trustee Training – are you up to date?

In previous blogs we have covered: Having a trustee business plan – read the blog here Pension scheme risk registers – read the blog here Conflicts of interest – read the blog here  This month, we are going to look at Pension Trustee training. Trusteeship in pensions...

Conflicts of Interest – Is your pension scheme at risk?

In our last article we looked at two of the key areas a pension’s trustee needs to consider in order to provide effective governance for their scheme. These were having a trustee business plan and a pension scheme risk register.  The full article can be found here. In...