Tag Archives: MAF

The Pension Regulator should not market workplace pensions.

  In his statement to announce his scheme’s withdrawal from tPR’s list of workplace pension providers Morton Nilsson claims NOW: Pensions has always been a huge supporter of the master trust assurance framework and was one of the first providers … Continue reading

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“NOW and then” ; why one big master trust is “off the list”!

News that one of the “big three master trusts ” was closing a significant door to new business, came as a surprise to auto-enrolment practitioners. NOW claimed to have voluntarily withdrawn itself from the Pension Regulator’s master trust assurance list, meaning … Continue reading

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What the Pension Bill means

The 2016  Pensions Bill was published this week and it will have serious implications for single employer occupational schemes, small-mostly insured executive arrangements and for the burgeoning market for commercial mastertrusts. The Bill will also ensure that occupational schemes cannot … Continue reading

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How we sort the master trust problem

  I sat next to someone at a meeting yesterday whose demeanour, ideas and the articulation of those ideas, was so impressive that I was at times scared to open my mouth. I felt in the presence of greatness. I’ve … Continue reading

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There’s no shortcut to pension due diligence -Ros.

It’s reported in the FT that efforts to regulate the burgeoning master trust market have stalled and we’ll have nothing on the statute books this time 2017. This is no surprise, there is no legislative window till Pensions Act 2016 … Continue reading

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From source to sea – the consolidation of master trusts

  As part of some work for one of our intermediaries, I’ve been asked to make sense of the smaller master trusts and give a view on which of them are likely to be around in their current form in … Continue reading

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“Another girl- another Planet” – the wonderful world of NEST

Helen Dean, the new CEO of NEST has set out her stall in the pages of Professional Pensions. Much of what she says is intelligent and helpful Helping .. small and micro employers means seeing AE through their eyes. Instead of … Continue reading

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Beware “black-box” auto-enrolment “solutions”.

Katie Morley of the de Daily Telegraph has written an important article claiming that the occupational schemes set up to relieve the needy of their pension savings before retirement are now turning their sights on auto-enrolment. This may or may not … Continue reading

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How safe is your workplace pension?

The opportunity to improve pension fund charging. Let us pause for a moment and consider what we are buying into when we set up a workplace pension for our staff. On the face of it, nobody enrolled into a workplace … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment; – tPR’s despatches from the trenches

Auto-enrolment is like Flanders in 1914.  Those wishing to see universal adoption of workplace pensions within Britain’s employment structure are digging in for an onslaught that has barely begun. Our Ypres’ and Passchendaeles’ are yet to come. We are still in … Continue reading

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