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Trustee Focus - Pensions Insight

KPMG’s Trustee Focus digital magazine delivers pensions insight. Produced specifically for pension scheme trustees it goes beyond the standard “legislation update”
Modified date: 23/04/2015
Business and industry issue
 

SHPS valuation – March 2015 update

The SHPS Pensions Committee has published provisional SHPS valuation results and information on proposed future service benefit changes.
Modified date: 14/04/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Responsible tax advice for the common good

The debate on responsible behaviour, morals and ethics in relation to tax is at the forefront of the political and news agenda. Global, cross-border tax is complex and ultimately every global citizen is impacted by it.
Modified date: 31/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

With great power comes great responsibility - Budget pension changes

The 2014 Budget contained major changes to the way pension schemes provide their benefits.
Modified date: 30/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

It's socially responsible to save

Linda Ellett says people are not saving enough for retirement. Alison Rowe and Suneet Chavda give their views on why this is not easy.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

A savings model for life’s different stages

Suneet explores alternative savings vehicles for different stages in life.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

You can’t blame young professionals for not saving in their pension

Alison explains employers and saving scheme providers need to recognise the struggle younger workers are facing with pensions
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Fighting the war against pensions apathy

We hear all the time that people are not saving enough for retirement. This article looks at ways to encourage investment for retirement.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

The double-edged sword of increased flexibility

While commonly viewed as positive for pension provision, the new flexibility brought in by the Budget means even more pressure on members to make the right decision.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Actuarial valuations: a 3-year long red herring

Companies today rely on technology to speed up the majority of business processes.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Redefining the meaning of workplace pensions

The requirement to annuitise pension savings has been removed & is a fundamental change in how people can access and use their pension savings
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Pensions strategy, not party politics

Damian explores whether UK’s five-year parliamentary terms are inconsistent with the long-term view required to create a proper pensions strategy.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

My Robin Hood manifesto for UK pensions

Paul Cuff explains how younger workers on DC pensions are paying an inter-generational subsidy to older workers on DB schemes.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

We must reform the Pension Protection Fund to avoid a black hole

Paul Cuff explains why flaws in the design of PPF need to be reformed.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Simpler rules will finally demystify UK pensions

Robert Bass thinks the pension reforms will result in pensions being more widely understood and encourage higher levels of saving.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Britain risks penniless pensioners if we don’t educate savers

Ant Bird explains how we need to reintroduce money management education at school and place more importance on financial responsibility.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

New UK pension rules fail to cater for defined benefit members

James Riley explains why he thinks defined benefit scheme members stand to lose the most as a result of new pension rules.
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG's Asset Backed Funding Survey 2015

The latest results from KPMG’s ABF Update shows a surge in the value of ABF for pensions
Modified date: 19/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Budget 2015: Second annuities market - KPMG urges FCA to consider strong consumer protection

A secondary annuity market can be beneficial for those seeking greater flexibility in retirement, however we must have the right rules in place to protect consumers, given the risk of poor outcomes for many.
Modified date: 18/03/2015
Press release
 

Freedom and Choice in your pensions

April 2015 is a big date for pensions as we all gain much more flexibility in relation to our retirement
Modified date: 09/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG's Guide to Pension Scheme Financial Statements

KPMG's New Pensions Accounting Publication.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Asset-backed funding set to return to 2013 volumes this year, says KPMG report

Asset-backed funding exercises are set to return to the peak volumes seen in 2013, according to KPMG’s fifth annual report into asset-backed funding.
Modified date: 02/02/2015
Press release
 

KPMG bolsters its pensions insurance team with new senior hire

KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of James Staveley-Wadham to its UK pensions insurance team.
Modified date: 19/01/2015
Press release
 

Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses

Draft legislation for proposed tax changes, including some announced at Budget 2014 and consulted on over the summer, has been published.
Modified date: 16/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Member options survey 2014

The survey looks at the experiences of 97 completed member option exercises, covering over 180,000 members.
Modified date: 10/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG advises TRW Automotive’s £2.5bn partial pension scheme buy-out

KPMG has today announced that its Pensions and Investment Advisory teams have acted as the lead investment advisor to TRW Automotive
Modified date: 27/11/2014
Press release
 

Strong growth for UK Fiduciary Management market in 2014, but a lack of competition over new mandates is still a question mark for the industry, says KPMG

The UK Fiduciary Management market continues to experience strong growth albeit with a lack of competition. However, for the first time, more than 100 schemes have reached three years’ fiduciary management experience.
Modified date: 24/11/2014
Press release
 

The UK FM Market Summary

KPMG’s Fiduciary Management advisory service for pension schemes combines investment consulting experience, with audit and internal-control expertise
Modified date: 11/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Pensions insurance buyout market worth £20bn per year by 2020

New KPMG report predicts the pensions insurance buyout market will more than double by 2020
Modified date: 20/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG welcomes final Pension Protection Fund levy proposals

Ian Warman, pensions partner at KPMG comments in response to the Pension Protection Fund's final levy proposals.
Modified date: 13/10/2014
Press release
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