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Aon Podcasts: Retirement market update

The Aon retirement market update podcast is a monthly update, reviewing and summarising the latest developments in pensions, benefits and reward that have been making the month’s headlines.

These bite-sized reviews are designed to help you navigate the UK retirement landscape and are perfect for anyone with an interest in pensions, reward and benefits.

Episodes may also include interviews with specialists, giving expert analysis on the current hottest topic.

Listen to the podcasts online below or subscribe to the series - find out how here.

February 2024 – Pensions risk settlement: reflecting on a record-breaking 2023

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last two months summarised by Jennifer Michele and John Harney. This month Jennifer and John are joined by Hatty Goodwin and Leah Evans to discuss the innovations and developments in 2023 in the DB pension risk settlement market, including exclusivity, investment and how things can vary depending on your scheme’s size.

Further information:

Aon’s 2024 Pensions Conference Series

Learn more about Aon’s DC Today surveys

Take part in Aon's 2024 DC pension scheme survey

Email us your topic suggestions, comments and questions to [email protected]

 

December 2023 – Focusing on DC and DB investment

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Steven Leigh and Rupert Kotowski to discuss the investment aspects of Aon’s latest data and analytics, including results from the DC Today pulse surveys and the Global Pension Risk Survey for DB schemes.

Further information:

Watch the recording of Aon’s Autumn Statement webinar

Further information for Aon 2024 Pension Conference Series

Further information on our Global Pensions Risk Survey

Learn more about Aon’s DC Today surveys

 

November 2023 – Focusing on the risk settlement market

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Lisa Varley and Mike Edwards to discuss the latest developments in the world of risk settlement, including the re-entry of M&G to the market.

Further information:

Watch the recording of Aon’s ASTRO webinar

 
 

August 2023 – Focusing on trustee skills

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Sarah Butlin and Shelley Fryer to discuss the DWP and HM Treasury’s joint call for evidence on trustee skills and capability, including the role of advice and barriers to making effective investment decisions.

Further information:

Access materials on Aon’s Pension Governance Support website
Watch the recording of Aon’s Mansion House Pension Reforms webinar

 
 

July 2023 – Focusing on the gender pensions gap

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Karina Klimaszewski and Alex Hadonou to discuss the gender pensions gap, including insights into what causes the gap and actions that could be taken to address it.

Further information:

Register for Aon’s Wealth Insights Investment Conference
Watch the recording of Aon’s Annual Funding Statement webinar

 
 

May 2023 – Focusing on member options and support

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Rebecca Peake to discuss the latest developments in member options and support, including insights based on Aon’s latest member options survey.

Further information:

Watch the recording of Aon’s Pensions Tax webinar

 
 

March 2023 – Focusing on cyber risk

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by David Burwell and Vanessa Jaeger to discuss the latest developments on cyber risk, including what to expect from The Pensions Regulator’s new Code of Practice and some practical options for schemes looking to assess their providers.

Further information:

View our CDC webinar Replay

Watch the highlights from January’s Economic and Market Outlook webinar

Complete Aon’s cyber scorecard assessment

 
 

February 2023 – Focusing on Aon’s DC Today research

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Steve Leigh and Karina Klimaszewski to discuss the findings from Aon’s first DC Today survey, which looks at how DC schemes and members are reacting to current economic conditions.

Further information:

Watch the recording of Aon’s Funding Code webinar

Register for Aon’s 2023 Pensions Conference Series

Read Aon’s first DC Today report

 

December 2022 – Focusing on longevity

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month, Ricky is joined by Tim Gordon and Matt Fletcher to discuss the latest developments in the world of longevity, including experience over 2022 and the outlook for the future.

 
 

November 2022 – Focusing on the Risk Settlement market

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by risk settlement specialist Lisa Varley and Jamil Merali to discuss the latest developments in the Risk Settlement market, including the impact of recent market volatility and how transactions can affect the member experience.

Read Calum Mackenzie’s Pensions Expert article on LDI

Register for Aon’s Breakfast Discussion on Pensions Dashboards

 
 

October 2022 – Focusing on the impact of the mini-Budget

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Ricky Marsh.

This month, with contributions from Aon’s Tapan Datta, Tim Lock and Maria Johannessen, Ricky looks at the fallout from the new Chancellor’s mini-Budget, including the market reaction and how that has affected pension schemes.

 

September 2022 – Focusing on Pensions Awareness

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month, to coincide with Pension Awareness Week, Ricky is joined by Karina Klimaszewski and Alex Hadonou to discuss how schemes can raise awareness of pensions issues among their members, and the key issues schemes should be talking about.

Further information:

Visit the Pension Awareness Week website

Register for upcoming Aon events (DB Funding webinar, Inflation webinar and Risk Settlement Conference)

 

 

August 2022 – Focusing on default investment strategies for DC members

In this latest podcast, Ricky Marsh summarises the key pensions news from the last month. This month Ricky is joined by Joanna Sharples to discuss default investment strategies for DC members, with a particular focus on the approach taken to this in Aon’s DC MasterTrust.

 

July 2022 – Focusing on the impact of increasing yields on LDI strategies

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Colin Cartwright to discuss the impact of the recent increases in bond yields on Defined Benefit pension schemes, with a particular focus on schemes with LDI strategies in place.

 

 

June 2022 – Focusing on the impact of high inflation on members

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by John Foster and Lynda Whitney to discuss the impact of the current high inflation environment on members of both Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit pension schemes, and how schemes can help their members to deal with this.

Further information:
Register for Aon’s 2022 Pension Conference Series

Read Paul McGlone’s LinkedIn post on pension increases

 

 

May 2022 – Focusing on current market conditions and investment outlook

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Tapan Datta to discuss current market conditions, focusing on what’s causing them, how investors should respond, and how the market may evolve in the future.

Further information:
Key findings from Aon’s 2022 Member Options Survey

Aon UK DC Pension Tracker – Q1 2022 Update

 

April 2022 – Focusing on DC Outcomes

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Steve Leigh to discuss the increasing focus on adequacy and outcomes for DC schemes, including actions DC schemes can take to improve outcomes for their members.

Further information:
Aon’s 2022 DC Pension Scheme and Financial Wellbeing Survey

Register for Aon’s 2022 Pension Conference Series:
- In Person
- Virtual

 

Register for webinar on Smaller Bulk Annuity Transfers

 

 

March 2022 – Focusing on the latest Pensions Dashboard developments

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Paul McGlone and Becky McGowan to discuss the DWP’s consultation on the draft regulations for Pensions Dashboards, including a closer look at what may actually be required of schemes once the new regulations come into force.

 

 
 

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