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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.

November 2019 – Focusing on Risk Settlement

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Aon’s John Baines and Stephen Purves to discuss recent developments in the Risk Settlement market, including an increase in the number of large transactions, what this could mean for smaller schemes, and a look forward to what we might see in 2020.

Further information: Aon's Global Pension Risk Survey

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

October 2019 – Focusing on Responsible Investment

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo. This month Victoria is joined by Aon’s Tim Manuel who discusses the latest developments within Responsible Investing and what this means for pension schemes.

Further information: Aon Investment Market Outlook, Aon's Responsible Investment

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

September 2019 – Focusing on the IFA market and support for members

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo. This month Victoria Panormo is joined by Aon’s Harvi Rana and Tom Williams to discuss how trustees/employers are responding to the FCA review of the IFA market and what support is being provided to members.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

August 2019 – Featuring a discussion on long term funding targets

In this podcast you will hear the key pension news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo. This month’s focus for the interview is on long term funding targets, for which Victoria is joined by Aon's Lynda Whitney. During this discussion Lynda explains some of the key issues and considers how in practice schemes are implementing this guidance from the Pensions Regulator.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

July 2019 – Focusing on professional trusteeship

In this month’s podcast, Victoria Panormo summarises the key news from the past month, including is joined by Aon’s Nick Brinton to discuss Professional Trusteeship and the changes afoot. Victoria also discusses developments in the Pensions Dashboard project, takes a look at new DWP regulations amending trustees’ investment duties and discuss other news, including new PASA guidance on cyber-risk and the largest ever bulk annuity transaction.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

June 2019 - Featuring a focus on cyber security

In this podcast you will hear the key news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo.

In this podcast you will hear the key news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo. This month’s detailed focus is on cyber risk, for which Victoria is joined by Aon's Paul McGlone. Week after week cyber attacks hit the headlines around the world, affecting individuals and companies alike. For organisations it is not just data and finances at risk, it is reputation, so how does this impact on pension schemes? During this discussion Paul will address these potential impacts, giving insights on steps that trustees and sponsors can take to ensure best practice around cyber security.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

May 2019 - Featuring analysis on cost disclosure and fee transparency

In this podcast you will hear the key news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo.

This months detailed focus is on cost disclosure and fee transparency for pension schemes. For this discussion Victoria is joined by Dr Chris Sier from ClearGlass and Aon's Neil Smith. Chris and Neil will discuss the importance of scrutinising costs incurred by institutional asset owners, with tips on questions to ask that will help you gain a clearer understanding to what you’re scheme is actually paying and to whom. Chris and Neil also share insights into developments that will allow schemes to compare cost and performance.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

April 2019 - Featuring analysis on Risk Settlement

In this podcast you will hear the key news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo.

This months detailed focus is on risk settlement. For this discussion Victoria is joined by Aon’s Karen Gainsford and Ben Harris. The risk settlement market has seen significant growth for some time now, with 2018 being an record breaking year seeing over £35bn of business placed. During this discussion Karen and Ben will elaborate on the markets and make predictions for 2019. Furthermore they share insights on how schemes can best prepare to take advantage of exceptional pricing.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

March 2019 - Featuring analysis on Master Trusts

In this podcast you will hear the key news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo.

This months detailed focus is on Master Trusts. For this discussion Victoria is joined by Aon’s Tony Pugh and Pan Trustees Managing Director Roger Mattingly. Roger also holds the position of chair of Aon MasterTrust trustee board.

During this discussion Roger and Tony will talk through the authorisation process, and the subsequent implications for those members of schemes exiting the market. We also fast forward 5 years where Tony and Roger give their predictions of what we will be seeing in the Master Trust space.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

February 2019 - Featuring analysis on DB Consolidators

In this podcast you will hear the key news from the last month summarised by Aon’s Victoria Panormo.

This months detailed focus is on the emergence of DB Consolidators. For this discussion Victoria is joined by Matthew Arends and Rhian Littlewood. Matthew and Rhian give an overview of what a Consolidator does and who the current consolidators are. You will also here valuable information on the key considerations if you are thinking of approaching a consolidator and what this solution means for scheme members.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

For further information on the Aon pension conferences please see here.

December 2018 - Featuring analysis on GMP Equalisation

In our inaugural monthly update, Aon’s Victoria Panormo summarises the key news from the last month. Victoria is also joined by Thomas Yorath and Jason Eshelby who review the developments on GMP Equalisation and the implications that this could have on your pension scheme.

If you have any questions on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Aon representative or Ricky.

 

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