What do professional trustees think are the biggest challenges facing trustee boards? We asked 72 trustees as part of our independent trustee research 2018 to find out.

We asked independent trustees what they believe are the two greatest challenges facing the member-nominated trustees (MNTs) they work with.

The results showed that MNTs are challenged by the complexities of the role, in particular increasing regulation and pressure from the Pensions Regulator to develop higher standards.

When asked what single thing schemes could do better, making decisions more quickly (38%) and improving investment knowledge (18%) were ranked the most highly.

This is the fourth year that Pensions Insight has run the survey where making decisions more quickly has been the top-ranked factor.

Research analysis - trustee views

To download the full Independent Trustee Research Report 2018 click here.

This research was carried out in association with Newton Investment Management.