Avengers: Endgame was the blockbuster to end all Avengers films. Several actors were apparently out of contract at the end of the film, which may help explain which superheroes died or disappeared off into a life of obscurity. Hopefully Marvel fans will forgive us when we turn the focus on advisers to DB and DC pension schemes and ask whether some of them should also now be facing termination?
In this Pensions Perspective, Andrew Udale-Smith looks first at the different types of adviser review and when and how they might best be used. Then he focuses on how to design a smooth and efficient process for a full market tender…
News for week ending 15 March
In the news this week, the Spring Statement avoids pensions altogether, there are more consultations to come on the CMA’s recommendations for investment consultancy and fiduciary management services, the Government confirms replacement of the FRC and the Pensions Regulator has announced it will take no further action against Johnston Press.
Pensions Arena January 2019
The good, the bad and the ugly!
2018 was an eventful year for both sponsors and trustees of DB and DC pension schemes. And yet, it could prove to be the calm before the storm of 2019.
In this article we take a wry look back at 2018, aided by our Spaghetti Western theme, before looking forward to what may lie in store for us in 2019…
And, of course, January’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 31 December 2018, presented in the BAC Dashboard.
News for week ending 2 November
In the news this week, we highlight the pension-related points from the Autumn Budget, whilst national recruitment agency Workchain is fined heavily for its AE double dealings.
News for week ending 24 November
In this week’s news, a quiet Budget for pensions and the possibility of more strikes over DB closure.