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Hurdles to DB consolidation

Hurdles to DB consolidation

The DB market is seeing significantly increased scrutiny from the Pensions Regulator, with a clear desire for consolidation of smaller schemes. But will the market actually see significant consolidation? The two large consolidation...

Broadstone Group acquires Glasgow-based pension consultancy

Broadstone Group acquires Glasgow-based pension consultancy

Fast-growing employee benefits and pensions consulting business Broadstone has acquired Glasgow-based Thomson Dickson Consulting (TDC) to support its growth across consulting and actuarial. The business is owned and managed by actuaries Ann Marie...

LGPS appoints new chief executive

XPS buys Royal London’s pensions actuarial business

XPS Pensions Group has bought Royal London’s pensions actuarial, consulting and administration services for £4.8m. RL Corporate Pension Services Limited (RLCPS) provides pensions actuarial, consulting and administration services to 150 smaller defined benefit...

Asset managers must set clearer benchmarks: FCA

Breaking: FCA to review impact of RDR

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched a Call for Input asking for feedback on its proposed approach to reviewing the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and the Financial Advice Market Review...

Record number of people accessing pension funds

Record number of people accessing pension funds

Latest HMRC figures show that more than half a million people withdrew money from their pension fund last year – the highest number since pension freedom rules were introduced. According to HMRC 539,000...

ESG in AE roundtable: Environmental connection

ESG in AE roundtable: Environmental connection

Auto-enrolment has certainly been successful in boosting contribution levels. Opt-out rates remain low, despite stepped contribution increases, and there are now more than 10m people enrolled in workplace pensions, many of whom...

ESG in AE roundtable: value over values

ESG in AE roundtable: value over values

Environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors have shot up the agenda in the DC pensions sector, driven by regulatory action, political momentum and asset manager product development. But confusion remains over what...

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