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PLSA comments on pension transfers

09 August 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today released a new comment on the pensions transfer process...

New PLSA Council Chairs elected

09 August 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today announced that new chairs for its Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) Councils have been elected...

PLSA responds to FCA’s provisional view to reject the UIL

26 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has responded to the FCA’s consultation on its provisional view to reject the Undertakings in Lieu (UIL) of a market investigation reference of investment consulting services...

Julian Mund appointed as new PLSA Chief Executive

25 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today announced that Julian Mund (Commercial Services Director and Acting Chief Executive) will become its new Chief Executive (CE) from 1 August 2017...

PLSA responds to DWP State Pension age timetable

19 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has responded to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) proposed new timetable for the State Pension age, which will now increase to 68 between 2037 and 2039...

PLSA announces Northern Trust Asset Management as headline partner for diversity initiative

12 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced Northern Trust Asset Management as the headline partner in the Association’s diversity initiative, Breaking the Mirror Image...

PLSA comments on FCA Retirement Outcomes Review interim report

12 July 2017

The FCA has today published the interim findings of the Retirement Outcomes Review, the first major comprehensive study into how the retirement income market is changing since the pension freedoms...

PLSA comments on the Taylor review of modern working practices

11 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today commented on the release of Matthew Taylor’s review to consider how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models: Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices...

PLSA supports ShareAction Workforce Disclosure Initiative

03 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today announced its support for ShareAction’s new programme, the Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI)...

PLSA comments on FCA final asset management market study findings

28 June 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has commented on the FCA's final asset management market study findings, and the announcement of the package of remedies it will take forward to address the concerns identified in its interim report into the sector...

Life expectancy amongst affluent men rising faster than the rest of the UK

26 June 2017

Life expectancy amongst affluent men in the UK is rising faster than any other group, and faster than the national trends seen over the last five years, according to a Longevity trends report published today...

PLSA comments on FCA pension transfer proposals

21 June 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has commented on the FCA’s latest consultation paper, Advising on Pension Transfers...

PLSA comments on Pensions Institute report

21 June 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has commented on the release of the Pensions Institute’s report Greatest Good 2...

Caroline Escott joins PLSA as Defined Benefit and Investment Policy Lead

14 June 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has appointment Caroline Escott as Defined Benefit and Investment Policy Lead - reporting to Joe Dabrowski (Head of Governance & Investment)...

Richard Butcher, PTL Managing Director, appointed as PLSA Chair

30 May 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today announced that Richard Butcher (Managing Director at PTL) will become its new Chair.  He will succeed Lesley Williams whose two-year tenure ends at the PLSA Annual...

PLSA comments on ABI dashboard announcement

17 May 2017

Following the announcement from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) that it will establish and lead an interim phase of the Pensions Dashboard project to maintain momentum - click here for release – Nigel Peaple, deputy director defined....

PLSA launches two new ‘Made Simple’ Guides covering factor investing and good quality data for local authorities

16 May 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) today launched two new ‘Made Simple Guides at its Local Authority Conference in Gloucestershire....

PLSA responds to the DWP green paper on defined benefit pension schemes

15 May 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) today published its response to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Green Paper ‘Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Schemes...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association unveils pension priorities for party manifestos

03 May 2017

A strong pensions sector is key to a strong economy and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has outlined its six priorities for pensions in the upcoming general election...

Millennial women less financially confident than millennial men – despite boasting lowest gender pay gap

02 May 2017

New research from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) reveals that millennial (18-35 year old) women feel more financially anxious than their male peers...

PLSA welcomes DWP consultation on occupational pension scheme regulations

24 April 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today welcomed the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation “The draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt) (Amendment) Regulations 2017”...

Joanne Segars to leave the PLSA

20 April 2017

After 12 years of dedicated service to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and over 10 years as its Chief Executive, Joanne Segars will be leaving the PLSA to pursue a portfolio career...

PLSA Academy launches new virtual training

18 April 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) will launch its first online training session today...

Almost half of generation x look to property to finance retirement - including nearly two million who have yet to climb onto the property ladder

12 April 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today published research highlighting that nearly half (47%) of 35-54 year olds (Generation X) or 8.3 million people in the UK are planning to use property to help finance their retirement...

PLSA comments on launch of Lifetime ISA

05 April 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today commented on the introduction of the new Lifetime ISA which is due to become available from tomorrow.

PLSA launches LGPS Employer Guide outlining best practice

28 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched the second in a series of guides aimed at helping new and participating employers in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), entitled A guide for employers participating in the LGPS: Best practice...

PLSA supports Investment Association’s Disclosure Code announcement

27 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced it intends to respond to the Investment Association’s (IA) latest consultation, Enhanced disclosure of charges and transaction costs...

PLSA welcomes John Cridland’s proposal not to increase state pension age beyond 68

23 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has responded to the Independent Review of the State Pension Age welcoming John Cridland’s recommendation not to increase State Pension age beyond 68...

PLSA comments on new report, Auto-protection: auto-drawdown at 55, auto-annuitisation at 80

23 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has commented on the Centre for Policy Studies proposal to introduce auto-protection to complement auto-enrolment in its report Auto-protection: auto-drawdown at 55, auto-annuitisation at 80...

PLSA launches new Made Simple Guide on indices and benchmarks

15 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) launched a new Made Simple Guide at its Investment Conference in Edinburgh...

Bold Thinking On Consolidation Needed, Says PLSA DB Taskforce

07 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Monday) released the second report by its Defined Benefit (DB) Taskforce, ‘The Case for Consolidation’...

PLSA launches new diversity initiative for pensions industry

01 March 2017
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today (Wednesday) launched its campaign, Breaking the Mirror Image, which aims to encourage greater diversity on trustee boards...

PLSA & Sustainalytics publish report examining ESG risk in default funds

21 February 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today released its newly commissioned study into the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks facing members of default funds offered by defined contribution (DC) pension schemes in the UK...

DWP green paper on db pensions – PLSA comment

20 February 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Monday) welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions Green Paper ‘Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes'...

PLSA proposes authorisation regime to tackle pension scams

14 February 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has responded to the Government’s consultation on scams by setting out proposals for an authorisation regime for pension schemes...

PLSA comments on DWP's 2017 Automatic Enrolment Review announcement

08 February 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today (Wednesday) commented on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) terms of reference for the 2017 automatic enrolment review advisory group...

PLSA calls for more accountability over executive pay

18 January 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today (Tuesday) published an updated edition of its Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines...

Brexit: making it work for pension schemes and savers

17 January 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Tuesday) underlined the three elements needed to ensure Brexit works well for pensions in the UK...

FCA’s proposals a threat to infrastructure spend

04 January 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today responded to the FCA’s consultation, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, rejecting the classification of local authority pension funds as retail investors...

PLSA calls for no increase to State Pension age

03 January 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has responded to the Independent Review of the State Pension Age calling for no further increase to the age people receive their State Pension...

PLSA responds to work and pensions committee report

21 December 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today (Wednesday) responded to the Work and Pensions Committee report on defined benefit pension schemes...

PLSA responds to the government’s scope of automatic enrolment review

12 December 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has commented on the Government’s scope of the automatic enrolment review...

Cost of running a defined benefit scheme up by 37% year on year

07 December 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Wednesday) published its 42nd Annual Survey...

PLSA comments on government consultation on pensions scams

06 December 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has commented on the Government’s consultation on pensions scams...

PLSA announces new DC Council member

02 December 2016

Today the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) announced the appointment of Jamie Jenkins, Head of Pensions Strategy at Standard Life, to its Defined Contribution Council...

Pension funds say executive pay is too high

01 December 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today published its AGM Season Report 2016, focussing on the issue of executive pay...

PLSA welcomes government consultation on executive pay

29 November 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today commented on the Government’s proposal to publish a green paper on executive pay...

Baby boomers, generation x and millennials: who’s in line for what pension?

24 November 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published new research analysing the incomes different UK generations can expect in retirement...

PLSA responds to FCA’s interim report on asset management market

18 November 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has responded to the FCA’s interim report on the asset management market...

PLSA comments on TPR's enforcement action against Sir Philip Green

03 November 2016

The Pensions and Lifestime Savings Association (PLSA) has commented on The Pensions Regulator's decision to begin enforcement action against Sir Philip Green...

PLSA responds to BEIS Select Committee corporate governance consultation

01 November 2016

The PLSA has responded to the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee consultation on corporate governance...

Three new ‘Made Simple’ Guides launched by PLSA

26 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) launched three new Made Simple Guides at its Annual Conference in Liverpool...

PLSA says new pensions bill on master trusts welcome but needs scrutiny

20 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has welcomed the new Pensions Bill ...

DB under pressure – time to act, says PLSA Defined Benefit Taskforce

20 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Thursday) published the interim report of its Defined Benefit Taskforce. Defined benefit (DB) schemes are a social good and important to millions of people. Each year...

One in five of retired people who used property to finance retirement felt they had no choice

20 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has released the first findings from new research looking at how 35-85 year olds currently use or plan to use property to fund their retirement. Our research suggests there are approximately 2 million people in...

PLSA launches master trust committee

19 October 2016

Today (Wednesday 19 October) the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced the launch of a Master Trust Committee to be the voice of master trust pension provision within its membership. Made up of 13 senior executives, the Committee will set...

PLSA announces internal governance review

19 October 2016

Today Lesley Williams, Chair of the PLSA, announced a comprehensive review of the organisation’s governance to ensure it supports the PLSA’s work on behalf of its members and all stakeholders, operates effectively and attracts the right people....

First RQM awarded to The National Pension Trust, Lifesight and L&G

19 October 2016

Today Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions, presented the first Retirement Quality Mark (RQM) awards to Xafinity, Lifesight and L&G.. ...

PLSA appoints new deputy director

13 October 2016

Today, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has announced the appointment of Nigel Peaple...

PLSA announces three new council members

12 October 2016

Today, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) announced the election of three new....

PLSA calls on ftse 350 chairs to improve reporting about their workforce

07 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has written to the Chair of every FTSE350 company...

18-35 student loans may block mortgage applications on affordability criteria

19 September 2016

Over the next few weeks hundreds of thousands of young people will be heading off to university for the first time...

PLSA comments on The Pension Regulator’s consultation on the 21st Century Trusteeship and Governance

12 September 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has issued its response to The Pension Regulator’s consultation on the 21st Century Trusteeship and Governance...

18-35 year olds under pressure - stuck saving for the short term despite long term ambitions

26 August 2016

Today the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) released research showing 18 to 35 year-olds’ plans to save for the long-term are curbed by short-term necessity...

PLSA comments on Bank of England's MPC announcement

04 August 2016

In light of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announcement today, Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has commented...

PLSA Comments on Work and Pensions and Business, Innovation and Skills Committees’ BHS report

25 July 2016

Commenting on the Work and Pensions and Business, Innovation and Skills Committee's report on BHS, Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, PLSA, said...

Investors still left in dark by lack of information on human capital in corporate reporting, says PLSA

16 July 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today published its toolkit, ‘Understanding the worth of the workforce’, designed to provide pension schemes and investors with guidance on what data and commentary they should request from the companies in which they invest...

British Steel Pension Scheme consultation - PLSA publishes its response

24 June 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today published its response to the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) consultation on the options for helping the scheme, steel workers and affected localities as a part of a wider package of Government support for UK Steel...

PLSA comment on market volatility following UK EU Referendum

24 June 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today published a further response to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, and the resulting market volatility...

PLSA responds to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union

24 June 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today published its initial response to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union...

PLSA’s Defined Benefit Taskforce opens call for evidence on challenges facing defined benefit provision

09 June 2016

Today the PLSA's defined benefit (DB) Taskforce opened its call for evidence. Established in March 2016 in response to the increasing number of challenges facing defined benefit pension schemes, the Taskforce will assess these challenges and identify possible solutions...

PLSA comments on government’s expected proposal to consult on possible changes to the British Steel Pension Scheme

26 May 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today commented on the Government’s expected proposal to consult on possible changes to the British Steel pension scheme...

Five ways to make it a pensions bill for savers, says PLSA

18 May 2016

Today the Government announced the Pensions Bill 2016/17. This Bill is an ideal opportunity for the Government to secure the success of automatic enrolment and pension freedoms; and lay down a sure foundation for a long-term savings policy in the UK to protect savers...

Growing number of employers and funds in Local Government Pension Scheme exposed to affordability, administration and governance issues

18 May 2016

The number of employers such as universities, charities and housing associations joining the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has grown rapidly in recent years to more than 10,000 (10,671) – with an increase of 14%1 in 2014-2013 alone...

PLSA launches ‘made simple’ guide for pension schemes building a robust ESG investment structure

18 May 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a new Made Simple Guide on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) (developed by BNP Paribas Securities Services) at the PLSA’s Local Authority Conference 2016 in Gloucestershire...

PLSA hails EIOPA’S decision not to pursue EU solvency regime as significant win for pension schemes

14 April 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has commended EIOPA’s decision not to continue its work on pensions solvency, as outlined in today’s report on the Quantitative Assessment of the Holistic Balance Sheet... 

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on Budget 2016

16 March 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today (Wednesday) commented on the Budget 2016...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on FAMR Final Report

14 March 2016

Responding to the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) final report published today (Monday), Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, commented...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association launches two new ‘Made Simple’ Guides

14 March 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has launched two new Made Simple Guides on Multi Asset Credit (sponsored by Eaton Vance) and Systematic Investing (sponsored by Winton), adding to its library of essential resources for the pensions industry...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association launches Defined Benefit Taskforce

10 March 2016

A Taskforce to tackle the problems faced by defined benefit pension schemes was launched today by Joanne Segars at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Investment Conference...

 

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on early reports of ‘no change’ to pension tax relief in 2016 Budget

04 March 2016

Responding to media commentary that the Chancellor plans to make no change to pension tax relief in the forthcoming 2016 Budget, Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings, comments...

Help for 98,000 small businesses in Scotland facing complex pensions obligations in 2016

03 March 2016

Between 1 January 2016 and 1 April 2017 any employer with fewer than 30 members is required by law to automatically enrol eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme...

PLSA welcomes new LGPS investment regulations, but highlights remaining concerns

19 February 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has welcomed the new Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) draft investment regulations, in particular the aim to make them like the ‘prudent person’ approach, but questions whether in stripping back these regulations the Government has gone too far...

PLSA Comments on Pension Transfer and Early Exit Charges Consultation

10 February 2016

Commenting on the government’s response to the Pension Transfer and Early Exit Charges consultation...

Pension freedoms: no more normal, it’s pioneer territory

28 January 2016
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Thursday) published Pension Freedoms: no more normal, the third report in its Understanding Retirement research series...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on IORP Directive vote

26 January 2016

On Monday (25 January 2016) the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament voted on the revised Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) Directive...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on EIOPA’s Pension Stress Test Results

26 January 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has responded today (Tuesday) to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) results of the first EU stress test for occupational pensions...

Proposed retirement risk warning regulations need more focus

15 January 2016

Responding today to the Government’s consultation, Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes and the Pension Protection Fund (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 consultation and the call for evidence on the valuation of pensions with a Guaranteed Annuity Rate, the Association argues that the proposed regulations on retirement risk warnings for trust-based pension schemes should take their lead from the approach set out by the Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates contract-based pension schemes...  

New approach needed to make pension freedoms work

22 December 2015

Responding today to consultations on advice, guidance and ‘shopping around’, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has called for fresh thinking and a joined-up approach from Government and regulators to make pension freedoms work for millions of ordinary savers...

Pension fund survey shows growing recognition of the material importance of ESG factors

18 December 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has published the 2015 edition of its annual Stewardship Survey looking at the ways in which pension funds engage with their investments in order to achieve the best possible returns...

New Guide And 6-Step Plan To Help Trustees Assess Good Value For Members

16 December 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has published a good practice guide to help trustees of defined contribution (DC) pension schemes offering money purchase benefits meet their requirement to assess and explain the extent to which costs and charges in their scheme represent good value for members...

Updated Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines Published

12 December 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (the Association) has published an updated edition of its Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association Publishes Five Year Trend Data from Annual Survey

09 December 2015
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has published five year trend analysis based on 63 of its fund members (representing 2.8 million members and £243 billion in assets under management in 2015) who responded to its Annual Survey every year between 2011 and 2015...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association launches ‘at retirement services’ Made Simple Guide

08 December 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Tuesday) published its latest Made Simple Guide on ‘at retirement services’ to help pension schemes understand the new choices facing savers following the pension freedom reforms and identify where schemes can provide help and support...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

25 November 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Wednesday) commented on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association appoints Tim Gosling and Luke Hildyard

19 November 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Thursday) announced the appointments of Tim Gosling as Policy Lead for Defined Contribution (DC), and Luke Hildyard as Policy Lead for Stewardship and Corporate Governance.

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes three new ‘Made Simple’ Guides

21 October 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has launched three new Made Simple Guides on Better Data, Better Governance; Diversified Growth Funds; and Foreign Exchange...

A Pension Solution for small employers tackling Automatic Enrolment

19 October 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association today (Monday) launched ‘Pension Solution’, an online service designed to guide small employers through Automatic Enrolment for the first time...

Introducing the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

16 October 2015

On Thursday 15 October, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) will become the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association...

Don’t gamble savers’ long-term interests for short-term gain by pension tax reform, says NAPF

30 September 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) published its response to H M Treasury’s consultation ‘Strengthening the incentive to save: a consultation on pensions tax relief’...

Frank Johnson and Richard Butcher Announced as new NAPF Council Chairs

28 September 2015

Frank Johnson and Richard Butcher have been announced as the new Council Chairmen of the National Association of Pension Funds’ (NAPF) Defined Benefit (DB) Council and Defined Contribution (DC) Council respectively...

Pension taxation myth buster from NAPF

24 September 2015

HM Treasury’s consultation ‘Strengthening the incentive to save: a consultation on pensions tax relief’ closes on 30 September. To help inform the debate on the topic of pension taxation, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has issued a pension taxation myth buster...

2015 AGM season: Fewer headlines but major issues still remain, says NAPF

14 September 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) published its third Annual General Meeting (AGM) Season Report…

Better corporate reporting about the workforce will put brighter spotlight on gender pay gap, says NAPF

04 September 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Friday) published its submission to the Government’s consultation ‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap’...

NAPF comments on major new review to improve financial advice

04 August 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented on the launch of HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) major new review to improve financial advice...

Pension savers with smallest pension pots still struggling for Freedom and Choice says NAPF

09 July 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented today (Wednesday) on the changes to pensions announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, including the Chancellor’s announcement to introduce a taper on higher rate pensions tax relief along with the introduction of a wider review of pensions taxation...

NAPF comments on 2015 Summer Budget

08 July 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented today (Wednesday) on the changes to pensions announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, including the Chancellor’s announcement to introduce a taper on higher rate pensions tax relief along with the introduction of a wider review of pensions taxation...

Value hard to find in secondary annuity market, says NAPF

18 June 2015
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Thursday) published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation Creating a Secondary Annuity Market...

‘Workforce-sized hole in corporate reporting’ says NAPF

11 June 2015
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) published a new discussion paper, Where’s the workforce in corporate reporting?, highlighting the lack of reporting by companies on how they manage their workforces...

NAPF comments on yesterday’s House of Lords debate on pensions drawdown charges

10 June 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented on yesterday’s (Tuesday) debate in the House of Lords on pensions drawdown charges...

Lesley Williams, group pensions director at Whitbread, to become next NAPF chair

08 June 2015

Lesley Williams will become the next Chair of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), the UK’s leading voice of workplace pensions...

NAPF comments on the Pensions Regulator’s annual funding statement

22 May 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Friday) commented on the annual funding statement issued by the Pensions Regulator (TPR) on 22 May 2015...

NAPF launches Securities Fraud & Investor Remedies ‘Made Simple’ Guide

19 May 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Tuesday) published a new Made Simple guide offering pension funds an introduction to the essential remedies and procedures available to pursue legal claims when affected by securities fraud...

Tackling LGPS deficits should be main focus for new Minister – Joanne Segars speaks at NAPF Local Authority Conference 2015

19 May 2015

Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), will today (Tuesday) tell the NAPF Local Authority Conference 2015 that “it’s important the LGPS community comes together to focus on making the right changes and delivering a scheme that’s sustainable and affordable in the long-term”...

Pension savers have much to gain from Capital Markets Union, says NAPF

14 May 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Thursday) confirmed its strong support for the European Commission’s proposals for a Capital Markets Union (CMU), in its response to the EC Green Paper: Building a Capital Markets Union...

NAPF welcomes Ros Altmann as new Pensions Minister

11 May 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) welcomed Ros Altmann as the new Minister of State (Minister for Pensions)...

2015 General Election results – NAPF comments

08 May 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Friday) commented on the General Election results. Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, NAPF, said: “Pensions were a hot topic during the General Election campaign and we expect this interest to continue in the coming Parliament. It’s less than two months since...

Start tackling transaction costs now and commit to a staged approach for future disclosure for member benefit, says NAPF

05 May 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Tuesday) published its response to the call for evidence by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on ‘Transaction Costs Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’...

NAPF ABI and TUC jointly call for an Independent Retirement Savings Commission

30 April 2015

In a report by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) published today (Thursday) titled ‘The Case for an Independent Retirement Savings Commission’ the NAPF, ABI and TUC come together to make the case for a standing independent retirement savings commission...

NAPF comments on 2015 General Election manifestos

21 April 2015

The NAPF has today commented on the pensions policies outlined in the manifestos published by the main political parties...

82% positive about pension freedoms but many worried about risks

01 April 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Wednesday) published research findings on what pension savers (age 55-70) plan to do with their retirement income in light of the imminent pension freedom reforms...

Savers no longer on hold says NAPF as HMT announces Pension Wise telephone number

24 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Tuesday) commented on HM Treasury’s (HMT) announcement of the telephone number for the Government’s Pension Wise guidance service...

NAPF comments on Budget 2015

18 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented today (Wednesday) on the changes to pensions announced in the Budget 2015...

NAPF welcomes code of good practice for combating pension scams

16 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Monday) welcomed the publication of Combating Pension Scams: A Code of Good Practice...

NAPF comments on Chancellor's intention to support the creation of a secondary annuity market

15 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented today (Sunday) on the Chancellor’s plan to extend its pension freedoms to around 5 million people, by allowing current pensioners to sell their annuity on the open market...

NAPF publishes trustee guide to Investment Management Agreements

12 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) in collaboration with international law firm CMS has published a guide for pension fund trustees to Investment Management Agreements (IMA)...

NAPF partners with Chicago Booth Business School to offer pensions leadership course

09 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth), one of the world’s leading business schools, have partnered to deliver a unique leadership programme for senior executives within the pensions industry...

NAPF comments on Pension Schemes Bill receiving Royal Assent

03 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented today (Tuesday) on the Royal Assent of the Pension Schemes Bill.

NAPF comments on Labour’s plan to restrict pensions tax relief

27 February 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented on Labour’s plans to restrict tax relief on pension contributions, announced by Rt Hon Ed Miliband in his speech at the Leeds College of Music today (Friday)...

NAPF welcomes Financial Conduct Authority’s wholesale sector competition review

23 February 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) has welcomed the conclusions of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) wholesale sector competition review 2014-2015...

NAPF comments on Capital Markets Union Green Paper

18 February 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented today (Wednesday) on the publication of the European Commission’s Green Paper consultation document on Building a Capital Markets Union (CMU)...

Be informed, be realistic and take your time – NAPF’s top tips for savers using the new pension freedoms

11 February 2015

Only one in three of the people who will be eligible to use the pension freedoms in the next five years currently feel very confident about making their own financial decisions, shows research by...

NAPF comments on today’s charge cap regulations

04 February 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented on today’s (Wednesday) publication of the regulations for implementing the charge cap in April 2015...

NAPF response to FCA Retirement Income Market Study: Interim Report

04 February 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has welcomed the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) comprehensive analysis of the current retirement income market and consideration of the issues that arise from the changes introduced by the Freedom and Choice agenda...

Statement regarding potential NAPF and PMI merger

30 January 2015

Today (Friday) the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) announced that they have closed discussions on merging the two organisations...

NAPF pensions jobs site open for business

30 January 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has launched its new dedicated pensions recruitment website – PensionsJobs.com – matching the best candidates with the right employers in the pensions sector...

4.8 million people at risk of poor decisions after pension reforms

27 January 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Tuesday) released new research commissioned to understand the practical experience and concerns of people aged 50 – 70 both still working and already in retirement...

EIOPA’s continued push for Holistic Balance Sheet ‘very disappointing’, says NAPF

13 January 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has expressed concern that the EIOPA continues to work on a solvency system for pensions when there are many other pensions challenges to tackle, in its response today (Tuesday) to EIOPA’s consultation on Further Work on Solvency of IORPs...

NAPF publishes updated Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines

08 December 2014

The NAPF has updated its Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines, designed to reflect and push forward current market best practice...

40th NAPF Annual Survey tracks workplace pensions from 1975-2014

03 December 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) launched today (Wednesday) its 40th Annual Survey...

NAPF publishes global withholding tax relief Made Simple guide at Trustee Conference

03 December 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Wednesday) launched a new Made Simple guide offering an accessible and practical introduction to the world of global withholding tax and tax relief on cross-border securities investments...

NAPF and Club Vita publish unique study of life expectancy trends in DB pension scheme members

27 November 2014

The NAPF and Club Vita have today published research which for the first time offers a comprehensive analysis of the difference in life expectancy trends between members of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes...

80% of pension funds screen asset managers’ stewardship activity in selection process – shows NAPF Engagement Survey

24 November 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) released its tenth annual Engagement Survey which looks at pension funds’ engagement with their investee companies – an activity which is generally delegated to their asset managers...

Fund managers with more than £1 trillion* AUM to be quizzed at first in news series of NAPF stewardship accountability forums

22 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) is launching a programme of Stewardship Accountability Forums to offer pension funds of all sizes the opportunity to quiz asset managers on their stewardship activities on behalf of pension savers. The first Stewardship Accountability Forum takes place on...

NAPF welcomes improvements to governance of contract-based schemes

20 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today published its response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consultation ‘Proposed rules for independent governance committees’, submitted to the FCA on 10 October 2014...

More than 2m retirees unable to find suitable work, shows NAPF research

16 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) released the first results of its new research series ‘Understanding Retirement’. The research revealed the twenty million people in the 50-70...

NAPF unveils three new ‘made simple’ guides for pension funds

16 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Thursday) launched three new Made Simple Guides covering Exchange Traded Funds, Smart Beta and Private Equity. The guides are designed to...

Wanted: Minister with sole responsibility for infrastructure, says NAPF 2014 Manifesto

16 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) released its pre-election Manifesto, ‘Pension Possibilities: making the right choices for the long term’ at the NAPF Annual...

NAPF calls for greater focus on savers not voters through creation of independent retirement savings commission

16 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has urged the next Government to put the long term interests of savers at the heart of pensions policy through the creation of an Independent Retirement Savings Commission (IRSC) that...

NAPF ‘disappointed’ over Holistic Balance Sheet consultation

14 October 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today commented on the publication by EIOPA of a consultation paper on the Holistic Balance Sheet...

NAPF and PMI agree to discuss possibility of a merger

10 October 2014

Today (Friday) the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) announced their formal intention to discuss a possible merger of the two organisations...

NAPF comments on PPF levy announcement

06 October 2014

The NAPF has commented today on the Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) response to its consultation on the PPF levy launched in May 2014...

NAPF comments on Chancellor’s proposal to abolish 55% tax charge on inherited pension pots

29 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has commented on Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s proposal to abolish the 55% tax charged on some inherited pension pots, due to be announced at the Conservative Party Conference later today (Monday)...

NAPF and CFA Institute working together to increase investment knowledge of the finance industry for pension trustees

23 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and CFA Institute today announce an agreement which aims to increase trustees’ knowledge of the financial sector by enabling NAPF members to register for the CFA Institute Claritas Investment Certificate...

NAPF sets October deadline for work to finish on Guidance Service signposting

23 September 2014

In response to the FCA’s consultation on Retirement reforms and the Guidance Guarantee, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has welcomed the opportunity to help shape the template for directing consumers to the Guidance Service...

Mike Weston appointed Chief Executive of Pensions Infrastructure Platform Ltd

22 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) announced Mike Weston as Chief Executive of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform Ltd (PIP)... 

NAPF comments on Scottish independence referendum result

19 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has responded to the result of the Scottish independence referendum announced today (Friday)...

Eight repeat offenders on pay but progress on audit, shows NAPF 2014 AGM report

16 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Tuesday) published its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) Season Report...

NAPF appoints John Dembitz as Non-Executive Director to the NAPF Board

12 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has appointed John Dembitz as Non-Executive Director to the NAPF Board at a meeting on Thursday 11 September 2014 in central London...

NAPF comments on the appointment of the EU Financial Commissioner

10 September 2014

Following the announcement today (Wednesday) of the appointment of Lord Jonathan Hill to the role of EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, James Walsh, Policy Lead: EU and International, NAPF, comments...

NAPF responds to draft guidance for the Taxation of Pensions Bill

03 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Wednesday) responded to draft clauses to the Taxation of Pensions Bill...

NAPF welcomes news that 4m now automatically enrolled

14 August 2014

Responding to figures published today (Thursday) by The Pensions Regulator, Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), commented... 

Clarity on the Guidance Guarantee welcome but the clock is ticking on delivery, says NAPF

21 July 2014
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) commented on the Government’s latest response ‘Freedom and choice in pensions: government response to the consultation’...

An efficient and secure Local Government Pension Scheme hinges on more than oversimplified cost savings says NAPF

14 July 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) commented on the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) consultation ‘Local Government Pension Scheme: Opportunities for collaboration, cost savings and efficiencies’...

Not-for-profit schemes may pay millions more to pensions levy

10 July 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has warned that the not-for-profit sector could lose millions under the new framework proposed by the second Pension Protection Fund (PPF) Levy Triennium consultation...

NAPF response to the second PPF Levy Triennium consultation

09 July 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) published its response to the consultation on the second Pension Protection Fund (PPF) Levy Triennium...

Pension scheme savers admit they ‘don’t know’ where their savings are invested but would like to know more

03 July 2014

Savers say cost and charges are one of their top concerns but show a preference for long-term investment strategies, even at short-term cost...

NAPF comments on Law Commission’s report on fiduciary duty

01 July 2014

Commenting on the Law Commission’s report ‘Fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries’ published today (Tuesday), Paul Lee, Head of Investment Affairs, NAPF, said...

NAPF calls for action to help schemes smoothly manage DB run-off

17 June 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) in a report launched today (Tuesday) has called for immediate action in three areas to help DB workplace pension schemes and their sponsors navigate the defined benefit (DB) transition as smoothly as possible...

95% of pension funds say outlook for pensions still not clear in case of a ‘yes’ vote in Scotland

12 June 2014

A recent poll by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) of its members revealed that 95% still feel the outlook for workplace pensions, in Scotland and the rest of the UK, is not adequately clear in case of a ‘yes’ vote for Scottish independence...

ABI and NAPF call on the Government urgently to move forward on the delivery of the pensions guidance guarantee

11 June 2014

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) have today urged the Government to make some fundamental decisions quickly to ensure that the guidance guarantee, part of the Government’s wide ranging pension reforms announced in the Budget, can be delivered to meet the April 2015 implementation deadline...

Focus and plan of action required to deliver ‘freedom and choice in pensions’ says NAPF

11 June 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’...

NAPF comments on Queen's speech

04 June 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) commented on the legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech. Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, NAPF, said: “CDC schemes potentially...

NAPF report outlines the case for secondary property

20 May 2014

Secondary property as an asset class is attracting more attention as a potential investment opportunity, according to a report published by the National Association of Pension Funds today (Tuesday) at the...

NAPF outlines principles for LGPS reform

20 May 2014

National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Tuesday) outlined its key principles for reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to ensure it meets its goal of sustainable...

NAPF launches Transition Management ‘Made Simple’ guide for pension funds

20 May 2014

A new guide has been published today (Tuesday) by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) to help pension funds fully understand transition management (TM) and what to consider when...

New appointments at the National Association of Pension Funds

19 May 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has appointed Jackie Wells as Head of Policy and Research and Alison Binks as Head of Business Development...

NAPF response to DWP consultation ‘Better Workplace Pensions’

16 May 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Friday) published its response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) consultation on ‘Better workplace pensions: further measures for savers’...

Pension Quality Mark enhances standards with benchmark for default funds

02 May 2014

Pension Quality Mark, a standard recognising high quality defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, has reinforced the requirements for default investment strategies in its revised standards document published today...

NAPF comment on Master Trust assurance framework

01 May 2014
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) commented on the voluntary assurance framework published by the Institute of Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)...

NAPF comment on European Court ruling on UK challenge of Financial Transaction Tax

30 April 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) commented on the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling on the UK’s challenge to the introduction of an European Union (EU) financial transaction tax (FTT)...

28% of workers more likely to save into a pension following Budget, finds NAPF survey

29 April 2014

Over a quarter (28%) of consumers are now more likely to start saving or save more into a pension following the reforms announced in the Budget, according to research by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)...

NAPF responds to Shareholder Rights Directive

09 April 2014

Responding to the publication of the European Commission’s Shareholder Rights Directive, Will Pomroy, Policy Lead for Corporate Governance at the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), comments...

NAPF announces new Central London group following merger

07 April 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has announced the creation of the Central London Group following the merger of the West London and City & Eastern groups...

NAPF comments on EU pensions Directive

27 March 2014

The NAPF has commented on the new EU Pensions Directive (Directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision or ‘IORP Directive’), published by the European Commission today...

NAPF welcomes focus on value for money but highlights pressure on schemes and argues scheme members may lose out

27 March 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Thursday) welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decision to ensure lower charges for defined contribution (DC) default funds but argues that good quality schemes, able to demonstrate the overall benefits of higher charges to their members, should not be punished...

NAPF comments on 2014 budget

19 March 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) commented on the Budget 2014. Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, NAPF, said: “Today’s announcement is perplexing. Automatic Enrolment, one of the largest and most...

NAPF comment on ONS ASHE pension tables

17 March 2014

Percentage of employees in DC schemes with employer contributions of 0-4% doubles but with knock-on effect that the percentage of employees in DC schemes with employer contributions of 12% or more is almost halved...

National Association of Pension Funds appoints Graham Vidler as Director of External Affairs

07 March 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has appointed Graham Vidler as Director of External Affairs.

Indices and benchmarks ‘made simple’ for pension funds

06 March 2014

A new guide is being published today (Thursday) by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) to help pension funds get to grips with indices and benchmarks and how best to use them. Typically indices are used by...

NAPF Chairman’s welcome and introduction

05 March 2014

Good afternoon everyone - and welcome to the 2014 NAPF Investment Conference. As always, it’s great to see so many of you here in Edinburgh. This year we have almost 800 delegates representing...

51 firms with nearly £10.5tr of assets under management complete the NAPF Stewardship Disclosure Framework

05 March 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) published its Stewardship Disclosure Framework in October 2013.  Since then, 51 asset managers (including 30 of...

Schemes’ satisfaction with investment consultants remains steady, in-house expertise grows and consultants’ tenure shortens, finds NAPF survey

05 March 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds’ today (Wednesday) launched the findings of its third Investment Consultants’ Performance Survey. Encouragingly, results from the survey remained broadly in...

NAPF response to FCA consultation on use of dealing commission calls for full transparency of costs and unbundling of research

26 February 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Weds) published its response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consultation on the use of dealing commission...

Pensions Infrastructure Platform announces PIP PPP equity fund

26 February 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) announced details of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform’s (PIP) first fund...

FCA review of the annuities market - NAPF comment

14 February 2014

Commenting on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) thematic review of the annuities market, Joanne Segars, NAPF Chief Executive said...

NAPF responds to DWP statement on statutory override and protected persons

12 February 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) commented on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) written ministerial statement (WMS) on workplace pensions and the Government’s...

NAPF responds to The Pensions Regulator's defined benefit consultation

10 February 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Monday) published its response to The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) consultation...

Pension sector facing a ‘capacity crunch’

06 February 2014

New member research from the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) reveals that 81% of respondents, across both business and pension scheme...

IKEA, Lufthansa & NEST achieve mark of excellence for pension schemes

29 January 2014

The Pension Quality Mark (PQM) has been awarded to IKEA and Lufthansa, while NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) has achieved...

NAPF response to Ministerial Statement on pension charges

23 January 2014

The NAPF welcomes the written Ministerial Statement (WMS) today (Thursday) which addresses some of our concerns about the Government’s implementation plans for any policy on charges...

NAPF responds to the Law Commission's Review of Fiduciary Duties of investment intermediaries

22 January 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) responded to the Law Commission’s review of fiduciary duties of

NAPF response to Balance of Competences Review

17 January 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today responded to the Government’s Balance of Competences Review on the single market in financial services and the free movement of...

NAPF launches Derivatives and Risk Management 'Made Simple Guide'

09 January 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has recently launched Derivatives and Risk Management Made Simple, the latest in its series of Made Simple guides to help pension fund managers, trustees and anyone involved in pensions understand...

NAPF urges the Government to press ahead with Define Ambition proposal

19 December 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) responded to the Government’s Defined Ambition (DA) consultation to introduce greater risk sharing and to remove regulatory constraints from the pensions system...

NAPF comment on RPC's opinion on DWP consultation on pension charges

19 December 2013
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Thursday) commented on the Regulatory Policy Committee’s (RPC) opinion on the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) consultation on charges in qualifying pension schemes... 
 

NAPF concerned over master trust assurance resources and timing

16 December 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today submitted its formal response to the ICAEW’s consultation on assurance reporting on master trusts. Joanne Segars, NAPF Chief Executive, said...

NAPF comment on TPR auto enrolment figures

16 December 2013

Commenting on The Pensions Regulator’s report today (Monday) that more than two million workers have begun saving into a workplace pension scheme as a result of automatic enrolment, Joanne Segars, NAPF Chief Executive, said...

NAPF responds to report on FTT by the House of Lords EU Committee

10 December 2013

Commenting on the report on the proposed EU Financial Transaction Tax  (FTT) published today (Tuesday) by the Economic and Financial Affairs sub-committee of the House of Lords European Union Committee today, James Walsh, Policy Lead: EU & International, NAPF, said:...

NAPF response to FSCP annuities report

10 December 2013

Commenting today (Tuesday) on the Financial Services Consumer Panel’s (FSCP) report on annuities, Helen Forrest, Head of Policy, NAPF, said:...

 

NAPF response to the autumn statement 2013

05 December 2013

Responding today (Thursday) to the Government’s Autumn Statement 2013, Helen Forrest, Head of Policy, NAPF, said: “The NAPF recognises the need to increase State Pension age as...

National Association of Pension Funds Annual Survey 2013 – key findings

05 December 2013

Released today (Thursday, 5 December 2013) the National Association of Pension Funds’ (NAPF) 39th Annual Survey provides the most comprehensive insight into UK occupational pensions...

National Association of Pension Funds response to National Infrastructure Plan 2013

04 December 2013

Responding today (Wednesday) to the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan 2013, Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, NAPF, said: “Today’s announcement on the new...

Pensions Infrastructure Platform asset manager update

04 December 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) today (Wednesday) confirmed it is in final discussions with Dalmore Capital Ltd to act as the manager of the equity mandate for the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP)...

NAPF responds to The Pension Regulator’s defined benefit consultation

02 December 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) commented on The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) consultation on defined benefit (DB) regulation published today (Monday). Helen Forrest, NAPF Head of Policy and Research, said: “We are pleased to see that The Pensions Regulator...

Pension funds drive market for stewardship and raise expectations of their agents

26 November 2013

Launched today at the National Association of Pension Funds’ (NAPF) Annual Stewardship Conference, the ninth annual...

NAPF sets out new remuneration principles

18 November 2013

New Remuneration Principles and more robust expectations for corporate accountability represent significant ....

Moves towards ‘genuine pension mixed economy’ welcome

07 November 2013

Commenting on Government proposals to introduce greater risk sharing and to remove regulatory constraints from the pensions system, Joanne Segars...

Proposed protection of minority investor interests ‘welcome’

05 November 2013

Welcoming the publication today (Tuesday) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of its proposed changes to the Listing Rules...

NAPF comments on Government's regulations on money purchase benefits

01 November 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today (Thursday) commented on the Government’s long-awaited regulations on the changed definition of money...

EIOPA pursuing 'wrong priorities' with holistic balance sheet

31 October 2013

The European pensions authority (EIOPA) is pursuing the wrong priorities in developing the Holistic Balance Sheet concept and should instead focus on...

OFT recommendations could have gone further

31 October 2013

The OFT’s assessment of potential risks in the Defined Contribution workplace pension market is welcome but its...

Government consults on pension charges - NAPF comment

30 October 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has welcomed the Government’s consultation today (Wednesday) on pension charges and calls for...

PPF Annual Report - NAPF comment

29 October 2013

Commenting on today’s (Tuesday’s) publication of the Pension Protection Fund’s annual report for 2012/13...

Law Commission review of fiduciary duties - NAPF comment

22 October 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has welcomed the Law Commission review of fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries...

NAPF Chairman calls for pensions people trust

18 October 2013

Delivering his first speech as NAPF Chairman today (Friday), Ruston Smith welcomed the reforms that have seen 1.6 million people automatically enrolled into workplace pension schemes...

NAPF launches comprehensive academy to help pension professionals

18 October 2013

In his inaugural speech to the National Association of Pension Fund’s (NAPF) Annual Conference in Manchester...

NAPF launches three new 'Made Simple' Guides

17 October 2013

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has added three new guides to the popular...

Minister awards employers for outstanding staff pension

17 October 2013

Pensions Minister Steve Webb today (Thurs) gave out awards to Manchester United, Goldman Sachs and Molson Coors for achieving the Pension Quality Mark (PQM) of excellence that recognises their staff pensions...

NAPF members ‘have delivered successful start to auto-enrolment’

17 October 2013

The successful first year of automatic enrolment – which has seen far fewer opt-outs than expected – is in large part thanks to the efforts and commitment of its members, says the National Association...