Updates in 2015

It's been quite a year for pensions. Change, more change, and proposed changes to the changes.

We have appointed James Hay Partnership (JHP) as our new SIPP third party administrator.

The new State Pension (nSP) will be implemented at a maximum flat rate of £155.65 per week in 2016/17. This is good news for some, not so good for others.

The calm before the storm.

For Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), being a responsible investor comes with the territory as one of the UK's leading fund management companies. Done properly, responsible investing can act as another source of outperformance.

Royal London are now live with XPLAN for policy valuations.

On 6 April 2015 new legislation came into force that introduced new responsibilities for trustees of occupational money purchase pension schemes. 

Our response to 'Strengthening the Incentive to Save' part two.

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, has made a tactical change to the asset allocation of the Governed Portfolios and Governed Retirement Income Portfolios (GRIPs). 

Royal London’s report into retirement savings was published on 30 September.

Our response to 'Strengthening the Incentive to Save' part one

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, has made a tactical change to the asset allocation of the Governed Portfolios and Governed Retirement Income Portfolios (GRIPs). 

Royal London have published research into retirement savings in the UK. Here we look at some of the key findings.

Following the introduction of the new pension freedom, Royal London commissioned independent research to determine whether our customers understood the implications of withdrawing money from their pension plan.

With an estimated 1.8 million employers still to stage, the chances of more employers failing to comply will increase.

The Government is changing the rules for short service refunds on DC occupational schemes from 1 October 2015. 

Designed for taking income, the GRIPs hit their three year milestone.

We've got a long and proud history when it comes to product innovation and investment solutions. Our latest example proves we're by no means finished just yet.

We've trawled through the recent Pension Regulator's compliance reports, strategy document, press releases and research findings to bring you the highlights in numbers.

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, responds to the sharp equity market sell off.

Part of April's new pension legislation saw the introduction of nominee and successor flexi-access drawdown.

The industry's ability to bend to the new pension flexibilities has come in for a bit of bad press. Here we look at what's actually been delivered and the benefits clients can expect to see.

Here's a quick round-up of  the events held across the UK for PFS members throughout April and June this year.

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, has made a tactical change to the asset allocation of the Governed Portfolios and Governed Retirement Income Portfolios (GRIPs).

Now that we are a few months into a new pensions regime and our new Pensions Minister is officially in office, let’s pause for a moment and see how it all has gone so far.

OK, show of hands please. Who has ever thought of cricket and default funds at the same time?

We summarise the issues raised and questions posed by the consultation announced by the chancellor in his summer Budget.

We're mailing trustees, employers and customers to tell them about changes to their pension plans to cater for the new pension flexibility.

Last updated: 13 Jan 2017

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