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A long term look – December 2021
Rupert Kotowski considers how long-term goals are shaping DB schemes’ investment strategies. This article was first published in Pensions Age.

Putting members at the core of risk management – December 2021
Kelly Hurren and Tom Yorath discuss the results of Aon’s latest global pension risk survey, including attitudes to member options and GMP equalisation. This was first published in Professional Pensions.

New targets – November 2021
John Baines and Alastair McIntosh explore how, for the first time ever, more schemes are targeting buyout than self-sufficiency. This article was first published in Pensions Age.

Aon Global Pension Risk Survey: DB schemes speed to buyout – November 2021
Matthew Arends discusses the UK results of Aon’s latest pension risk survey in this article, first published in Professional Pensions.

Thirty years since Barber: Slow progress on GMPs – June 2020
Aon’s Thomas Yorath tracks the progress of GMP equalisation alongside the history of computing and looks at what pension schemes are doing to achieve equalisation. First published in www.professionalpensions.com

Know your options – November 2019
Aon senior partner and head of member options team, Benjamin Roe, speaks to Pensions Age about member option exercises.

How far to go? – November 2019
Tom Clarke asks how far away your scheme really is from being able to buy out members’ benefits.

DB to DC transfers – ensuring quality of advice – June 2019
Following the introduction of ‘Freedom and Choice’ for DC pensions in April 2015, we have seen increasing numbers of members transfer out of DB schemes to access these new freedoms. How can sponsors and trustees ensure that members are getting the quality advice they need to make informed decisions? First published in the PMI’s Pensions Aspects magazine.

Supervision regime for commercial consolidators – April 2019
The Department for Work and Pensions’ recent consultation on defined benefit commercial consolidators (CCs) set out the framework that it expects to use in supervising CCs. It contained requirements around fit and proper persons, systems and processes, and monitoring and reporting. But the heart of it is the financial regime that the CCs will need to comply with, as Matthew Arends explores in this article, first published in Pensions Aspects.

Aon helps land £850m buyout of PA Consulting’s pension scheme – February 2019
Russell Powles explains how Aon guided PA Consulting to a successful buyout two years ahead of the proposed schedule

A guide to running off mature schemes – January 2019
John McAleer, in his role as a member of the IFoA’s Running Off Mature Schemes Working Party, sets out four areas where a change in approach to managing mature pension funds could lead to better outcomes for members, trustees and sponsors. First published in Professional Pensions.

Magical Mystery Tour – January 2019
The key areas of focus for the Government in 2019 will almost certainly be the same as they were last year – Brexit, Brexit and Brexit. But the Pensions Minister insists that the Government still has time for pensions, so what could be on the cards for defined benefit (DB) schemes in the coming year? Ricky Marsh investigates in this article, first published in PMI News.

 

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