In the Press
Can your scheme afford (not) to increase contributions? – January 2018
Steven Leigh looks at Aon’s DC Scheme Survey 2017 and the light it shines on how defined contribution schemes are tackling the challenge of auto-enrolment in this article, first published in Professional Pensions.
DC Roundtable – Part 2 - December 2017
Sophia Singleton and other pension experts discuss some of the latest issues in DC, including de-risking, multi-asset funds and exchange-traded funds, in the second part of a roundtable carried out for Pensions Expert.
DC Roundtable – December 2017
Sophia Singleton and other pension experts discuss some of the latest issues in DC, including de-risking, multi-asset funds and exchange-traded funds, in this roundtable carried out for Pensions Expert.
Guide to Workplace Pensions – November 2017
The pace of change in DC pensions over the past decade has been anything but leisurely. How can HR professionals keep up? HR teams are now increasingly involved in pension design, delivery and communication; how can they even better engage their staff with pensions and help them navigate an increasingly complex pensions landscape?
Our Guide to Workplace Pensions ebook, produced in partnership with HR Magazine, is designed to allow them to do exactly this. As well as further insight from Aon's Defined Contribution (DC) Scheme Survey it includes engagement tips from HRDs, a pensions checklist, and insight into the future of pensions.
Support wanted - November 2017
Lynda Whitney asks whether DC pension schemes are really giving members what they want.
DC: New twists and turns - September 2017
The FCA Asset Management Review, DB to DC transfers and data protection are just a few of the items discussed on this month's DC roundtable agenda with Pensions Age. Featuring Aon Hewitt's Lynda Whitney, first published in the September issue of Pensions Age.
Workplace Pensions Report 2017 - May 2017
Distributed recently with The Times, the Workplace Pensions Report examines the ways in which changing regulation has and will influence the pensions landscape highlighting some of the decisions facing employers and members. Download a free copy of the publication in which Aon encourages businesses to take a fresh look at DC pensions.
Now is the time for a fresh look at company pensions - May 2017
As the pensions industry continues to come to terms with enormous changes over the last five years, business leaders are looking again at the defined contribution pension arrangements they’re offering employees. Read our article, first published in the Workplace Pensions Report, distributed with The Times.
DC - pausing for breath - April 2017
The Pensions Age DC roundtable panel welcomes the lack of pensions tinkering in the recent budget, but expects more change on the horizon. Featuring Aon Hewitt’s Lynda Whitney, first published in Pensions Age.
DC members with diverse needs – February 2017
Lynda Whitney considers the differing needs of three generational groups in this article, first published in Professional Pensions.
What do DC members really want? – February 2017
In this article, first published in PMI News, Lynda Whitney examines what help DC members need to understand and achieve their goals.
A risk-focused approach can improve outcomes - February 2017
In this article, first published in Engaged Investor, Sophie Moore examines why things are tough for those setting investment strategy, and what they can do to improve their outcomes.
Setting goals – January 2017
Be sure of the direction of travel in your DC plan, says Christopher Inman in this article, first published in Pensions World.
Analysing your DC members to deliver better solutions – December 2016
Sophia Singleton explains how the use of member analytics can improve DC schemes’ investment and communication strategies in this article, first published in Pensions Age.
Chris Inman joins Aon DC team
LONDON (29 March 2016) - Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has announced the appointment of Chris Inman to its DC team. He will be on Aon's DC investment committee and responsible for its DC investment advisory service.
A guide to judging value for members
‘Value for money’ and ‘value for members’ are key aims for the Pensions Regulator. In this article, first published in Engaged Investor, Sophia Singleton examines how trustees can judge what constitutes value.
DC defined – December 2015
What is defined contribution? In this article, first published in Pensions World, Sophia Singleton outlines the main features.
A DC world
In this article, first published in Pensions Age, Sophia Singleton reveals how member behaviour is expected to change when DC becomes the dominant benefit at retirement.
What do members want from DC investments?
In this article, first published in Professional Pensions, Anne Swift looks at three groups of defined contribution investors and how to deal with their different levels of engagement when designing their funds.
Target date funds: under the bonnet
In this article, first published in Engaged Investor, Sophie Moore explores the pros and cons of target date funds and compares them to lifestyle funds.
Better member outcomes: match your actions to your objectives – December 2015
Our DC Survey 2015 shows that there is a significant disconnect between the objectives that DC schemes have in their business plan and the management information they actually receive. In this article, first published in PMI News, Sophia Singleton looks at how this can be addressed.
Aon Hewitt launches bundled DC services - May 2015
Aon Hewitt has launched a new service for trust-based defined contribution (DC) schemes which brings together the best of Aon’s DC and investment expertise with BlackRock’s administration services.
Aon Hewitt poll finds UK employers unsure of their role in guiding members on DC retirement options - April 2015
Employers remain unclear on who should take responsibility for guiding employees on their DC retirement options, says Aon Hewitt, following a poll of more than 670 benefits leaders, trustees, plan sponsors and HR and finance professionals from Europe, US and Australasia.
What do DC scheme members really want? - February 2015
In this article, first published in Pensions Age, Sophia Singleton of Aon Hewitt shares the results from its new DC member survey, and examines the implications for scheme sponsors and trustees
Brave new world - January 2015
In the new pensions environment, what do DC members really want? In this article, first published in Engaged Investor, Sophia Singleton shares the results of Aon Hewitt's new DC member survey.
The evolving DC landscape: challenging times for scheme sponsors and trustees - January 2015
A new survey of DC scheme members by Aon Hewitt and Cass Business School gives fresh insight into members' priorities and expectations. In this article, first published in PMI News, Sophia Singleton shares some of the survey's findings.
One size no longer fits all - December 2014
In this article, first published in Professional Pensions, Sophia Singleton looks at what the results of Aon Hewitt's new defined contribution (DC) member survey mean for employers and trustees.
Offering drawdown - December 2014
In this article, first published in Engaged Investor, Sophia Singleton explains how members' retirement outcomes will hinge on the at-retirement process.
What do DC scheme members really want? - December 2014
In this article, first published in Pensions Age, Sophia Singleton shares the results of our new DC member survey.
Aon launches Delegated DC Services - October 2014
Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has announced the launch of Aon Delegated DC Services for trust based defined contribution (DC) schemes. The service brings together Aon's DC and investment expertise with the aim of positioning DC schemes for more effective investment and better member outcomes
Aon Hewitt says pensions professionals face a busy end to 2014 - August 2014
UK pension professionals face an exceptionally busy period as they return from the summer holidays to grapple with the far-reaching consequences of the 2014 Budget changes.
Aon Hewitt welcomes Defined Ambition plans but notes some employers will look to existing options for current pension design issues - June 2014
Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has welcomed the publication of the draft Pension Schemes Bill, including the introduction of Collective DC plans, but says that for some employers, the immediate focus on pension benefit design may be elsewhere.
Aon Hewitt says Pensions Bill gives green light to Collective DC schemes - June 2014
Aon Hewitt has welcomed the publication of the draft Pensions Bill and the Department for Work & Pension's (DWP) response to its consultation on Defined Ambition plans, and in particular, the response on the proposed legislation for permitting Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) plans.
Aon Hewitt says Queen's Speech will pave the way for Collective DC - June 2014
Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has applauded the news that legislation to permit Collective DC pension plan designs in the UK is likely to be included in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday.
Aon Hewitt Budget poll respondents support increased flexibility for DB members but flag concerns - April 2014
While two-thirds of the pensions professionals who participated in its Budget teleconference indicated that they were supportive of extending flexibility to defined benefit (DB) scheme members, they also had concerns over the potential for members to take poor decisions given the increased flexibility on offer.
Aon Hewitt post-Budget poll shows DC schemes expect a new era of flexibility - April 2014
Aon Hewitt has said that a poll of attendees to its post-Budget teleconference indicated that the vast majority of pension schemes are expecting to offer more choices to their members in order to embrace the flexibility outlined in the Chancellor's new pension measures.
Collective DC: all you need to know - March 2014
In this article first published in Professional Pensions, Kevin Wesbroom answers questions on CDC plans
Could Collective DC be right for you? - February 2014
Matthew Arends explains why Collective Defined Contribution schemes may represent a desirable alternative to DB and DC and for some, is something that should be considered now.
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