Are you ready for pensions in 2022?


CPD: Gowling WLG’s Ian Chapman-Curry looks forward to a momentous year for the pensions industry, with key parts of the Pension Schemes Act due to come into force and continuing progress on the pensions dashboards and defined benefit scheme funding regime, among others.

Fears for dashboards as complexities cast doubt on 2023 launch


CPD: With pending regulations and a lack of certainty on details surrounding pensions dashboards, Stephanie Hawthorne describes the progress so far on a project dubbed the ‘poster child’ for the industry.

What does a 21st century trustee look like?


CPD: PTL’s client directors Melanie Cusack and Louisa Harrold explore some of the key changes and challenges that almost every 21st century trustee will be facing, and how to address them.

How data can go wrong

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CPD: Kristy Cotton, chair of the PASA Data Working Group and actuary at Deloitte, explores the potential dangers of not managing data appropriately and failing to undertake the data cleansing required to run pension schemes effectively.

Regulations on governance and risk – the new normal


CPD: Paul Tinslay, professional trustee at Dalriada, details how the new governance requirements being introduced in the UK will affect schemes, and how trustees should start making their way in this area while waiting for the regulator’s new code of practice.

Torrent of fraud cases overwhelms FCF’s finances


CPD: As the number of cases of pensions fraud continues to rise, Stephanie Hawthorne looks how last year’s court ruling has led to a huge strain on the Fraud Compensation Fund’s reserves.

Raising the minimum pension age to 57: Trustee action list


CPD: Norton Rose Fulbright partner Shane O’Reilly and senior knowledge lawyer Julia Chirnside detail the changes proposed by government to the normal minimum pension age, while urging trustees to start looking at the potential implications stemming from the new rules as soon as possible.

Fiduciary mandates and outsourced investment: Spotting the differences


CPD: With some pension schemes opting to outsource their entire investment portfolio instead of hiring a fiduciary manager, Rachel So explains what the differences are and how the CMA rules still apply in both cases.

New rules may consign obtuse pension comms to history


CPD: With new annual pension statement regulations coming into force next year, Stephanie Hawthorne looks at whether the new rules can help improve individuals’ understanding of their pensions.

Moving to a master trust: Timing it to perfection


CPD: Shabna Islam, head of defined contribution provider relations at Hymans Robertson, details how master trusts have risen to the pensions vehicle of choice for DC in the UK, and what factors trustees and employers should consider when moving to one of these schemes.