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Inflation protection for pension scheme benefits

Robin Jakob

LPX AG managing director Robin Jakob explains how high inflation is posing a significant worry for defined benefit scheme investments and why core infrastructure can provide better protection.

What is on the horizon for the LGPS?

Michael Welford

Michael Welford, consultant and actuary at Quantum Advisory, considers the next steps for the Local Government Pension Scheme, with the results of its triennial valuation due later this year.

Unused legislative rule solves trustees drawdown conundrums

Nicola Rondel

Hogan Lovells counsel Nicola Rondel details how powers granted by the Finance Act 2004 to override scheme rules in specific circumstances have been successfully used by trustees in two drawdown cases.

Five years on the ‘pensions horse’, is Opperman winning the race?

Maria Espadinha

Pensions Expert editor Maria Espadinha looks at Guy Opperman’s tenure as pensions minister, who will soon hold the accolade of the longest-serving MP in this role, surpassing Sir Steve Webb.

Schemes can’t afford to continue neglecting data administration

Wayne Gibson

Buck’s NPT lead Wayne Gibson makes the case for schemes improving the quality of their data.

Will inflation knock your scheme’s endgame strategy off track?

Leonard Bowman

Leonard Bowman, head of corporate DB endgame strategy at Hymans Robertson, considers the implications of surging inflation on defined benefit schemes’ endgame strategies.

The annual funding statement: Creating certainty from uncertainty

Carl Hitchman

Carl Hitchman, chief investment officer for UK investment consulting at Buck, explores key four topics from the Pensions Regulator’s latest annual funding statement.

Should DC default funds take more risk?

Julius Pursaill

Cushon strategic adviser Julius Pursaill considers the arguments as to whether defined contribution default funds should assume more risk.

New DB funding code should focus on transparency

Sarah Brown, Andrew Horner

Buck’s Sarah Brown and Andrew Horner argue there should be a transparent relationship between covenant, funding and investment strategy ahead of the Pensions Regulator’s second consultation on its new code of practice on defined benefit scheme funding.

Getting ready for the pensions dashboards

Anna Taylor

Taylor Wessing’s pensions partner Anna Taylor details the latest developments with the pensions dashboards project and what trustees should be doing to get their schemes ready for it.