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Desert Island Risks: Defined Benefit Pension Risk podcast series

In this series of podcasts, Polly Cripps casts Aon’s experts away to a desert island with a copy of the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results where they have ample time to read the results and consider the risks that DB pension schemes are facing. The podcasts include some interesting examples and some top tips at the end.

Operational effectiveness

In this podcast in our series on the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results Polly Cripps speaks to Aon's governance expert, Susan Hoare, about how DB schemes managed operational effectiveness during the pandemic and how trustee boards organised themselves during this time. What does this mean for the future? Susan talks us through the different options and considerations and how she’s helping her clients to achieve their full potential.

The results of our recent survey are now available here. We would be happy to talk to you about the findings, to put them into context for your own pension scheme. We can also help you to understand where you need to take action to ensure your scheme achieves its target. Download the report now, contact your Aon consultant or email us at talktous@aon.com.

 

Cyber Risks

In this podcast in our series on the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results Polly Cripps asks Aon's cyber expert Paul McGlone about the actions you can take, and things to keep in mind, when protecting your scheme from Cyber risks. You can take a free self-assessment here to check the resilience of your pension scheme: www.aon.com/cyberscorecard.

The results of our recent survey are now available here. We would be happy to talk to you about the findings, to put them into context for your own pension scheme. We can also help you to understand where you need to take action to ensure your scheme achieves its target. Download the report now, contact your Aon consultant or email us at talktous@aon.com.

 

Investment

In this podcast in our series on the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results Polly Cripps speaks to Rupert Kotowski and Jennifer O’Neill about pension scheme investments and the themes coming out of the survey including long term targets and the derisking journey. They also look at how ESG and climate change is considered when derisking. What does all this mean for the risks and opportunities for schemes?

The results of our recent survey are now available here. We would be happy to talk to you about the findings, to put them into context for your own pension scheme. We can also help you to understand where you need to take action to ensure your scheme achieves its target. Download the report now, contact your Aon consultant or email us at talktous@aon.com.

 

GMP equalisation and Member Options

In this podcast in our series on the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results Polly Cripps’ guests are Andy Fryer and Lauren Ramsey. With the survey results showing that for the first time buyout is a more popular target than self-sufficiency – what does this mean for members? We hear about how schemes are tackling the challenge of GMP equalisation and how combining GMP conversion with member options can lead to a positive experience for both members and pension schemes.

The results of our recent survey are now available here. We would be happy to talk to you about the findings, to put them into context for your own pension scheme. We can also help you to understand where you need to take action to ensure your scheme achieves its target. Download the report now, contact your Aon consultant or email us at talktous@aon.com.

 

Long term targets

In this podcast in our series on the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results, Polly Cripps speaks to John Baines, a partner in our Risk Settlement business who also leads our bulk annuity and consolidation team, and Paul Dooley, associate partner who is concentrating on funding strategy and leading the finance strategies team, about the long term goals of pension schemes. What are schemes targeting as their long term target and what are the options available?

The results of our recent survey are now available here. We would be happy to talk to you about the findings, to put them into context for your own pension scheme. We can also help you to understand where you need to take action to ensure your scheme achieves its target. Download the report now, contact your Aon consultant or email us at talktous@aon.com.

 

Highlights from the Global Pension Risk Survey – UK results

In this podcast in our series on the Global Pension Risk Survey - UK results, Polly Cripps speaks to Aon's Head of retirement policy, Matthew Arends, and partner and lead on the Global Pension Risk Survey, Alastair McIntosh about the highlights of the survey. Main themes since the last survey took place two years ago include the impact of the pandemic, but also as schemes progress towards their long term targets that the range of risks is getting broader and the management process is getting deeper. What are the top priorities that schemes should be focusing on?

The results of our recent survey are now available here. We would be happy to talk to you about the findings, to put them into context for your own pension scheme. We can also help you to understand where you need to take action to ensure your scheme achieves its target. Download the report now, contact your Aon consultant or email us at talktous@aon.com.

 

 
 

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