FT: Are the markets going mad? That is a question many investors might have asked in recent weeks, as stocks in the UK, eurozone and US – even as bond spreads decline.
MM: Pensions minister Steve Webb says the Government is considering legislative changes to tackle pension liberation following a clamp-down by regulators and a series of arrests earlier this month.
PP: Legal and General Property (LGP) has agreed to forward fund a £25.7m student accommodation scheme pre-let to the University of the Arts London
PP: Helm Godfrey has launched a multi-employer, auto-enrolment compliant pension scheme for the film industry
Guardian: Four million people will be affected by the changes, although some will be better off
Daily Express Pensions Minister Steve Webb yesterday said there may be no point trying to save the private sector schemes, also known as defined benefit (DB).
Professional Pensions Pensions minister Steve Webb has created a working group to consider reforming multi-employer defined benefit schemes to help charities struggling with liabilities.
Professional Pensions The number of scheme members contacting call centres for information about their pensions has grown significantly over the last year, says Equiniti Paymaster
FT Adviser Not a single employer enrolling through Legal & General chose to use the consultancy charging model, the firm has said.
Pensions Week Employees too young to be auto-enrolled have been a notable group opting in to workplace saving, the NAPF has reported, calling it one of the most interesting aspects of auto-enrolment so far.
Ban on consultancy charges could lead to SMEs with poor auto-enrolment schemes
Automatic enrolment could push up number of damaging transfers
Time will tell if the Kodak deal is a success, but at least the trustees and sponsor have been given the chance to try something new
Disagreement over benefits of state pension reform
Uncertainty persists over how the government’s small pots project will work in practice
White paper proposals a step too far for most employers
Heavyweight Commons committee throws its weight behind calls for one workplace savings regulator
The European Commission’s proposals have become more about horse-trading than sensible changes to the system
Pension funds must lead the charge to get better value for members and business
Japan’s newly elected prime minister has taken the country’s economy by storm, as he attempts to counter its long-standing deflation. The question is, can it last?
A European Court ruling in 1990 added to the confusion - 20 years later the pension industry is still none-the-wiser