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July's question for your Manager

12 July 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Demistifying cost transparency, demonstrating better governance

16 June 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy held its fifth teach-in of 2017 was held yesterday (15 June ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Stewart Bevan UK Product Manager KAS BANK discusses the highlights from the session...

Question for your Manager

18 May 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

FD PensionsConnection - The Future of Pension Scheme Funding – there is still time to register

17 May 2017

There is still time to register for the FD PensionConnection session on 13 June (9.00 am start). In this session we’ll discuss different ways to look at pension liabilities and the real relationship between payments to members and the assets of the scheme. Having a robust plan can bring valuable opportunities to reduce risk at an acceptable cost...

Viewpoint feature: Local Authority pooling

09 May 2017

From time to time we’re making selected articles from our member’s magazine, Viewpoint, available online. This month we’re sharing a feature on a roundtable discussion about Local Authority pooling...

Best execution in Foreign Exchange (FX) – video of PLSA Academy teach-in

06 April 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy  held its fourth teach-in yesterday (5 April ). Sponsored by Mesirow Financial Currency Management and entitled ‘How-to-approach-and-analyse-best-execution-in-Foreign-Exchange’,  the session explored the Foreign Exchange marketplace and explained that...

Pensions in 3D: Data Disrupting Distribution

29 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy  held its third teach-in yesterday (28 March ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Richard Howells,Head of Wealth Life & Pensions, UK & Ireland, at Experian discusses the highlights from the session…

Videos from PLSA Investment Conference in Edinburgh

20 March 2017

Couldn’t make it to the conference, or missed one of the sessions? We’ve posted videos of selected sessions on our YouTube Channel for you....

How to change administrators: a video of key messages from our second 2017 Teach In

16 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy held its second teach-in of 2017  yesterday (15 March ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Daniel Taylor, Director, Trafalgar House discusses the highlights from the session…

Viewpoint feature: Roundtable on technology and efficiency

02 March 2017

From time to time we’re making selected articles from our member’s magazine, Viewpoint, available online. This month we’re sharing a feature on a roundtable discussion about sustainable and responsible investment...

RPI to CPI switches in practice: a video of key messages from our first 2017 Teach In

01 March 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s first  teach-in of 2017 was held yesterday (28 February ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Arron Slocombe, Partner Baker Mc Kenzie LLP discusses the highlights from the session...

Question for your Manager

17 February 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Question for your Manager

19 January 2017

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Contingent assets - will they work for my scheme?: A video of key messages from our last Teach-In

07 December 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s tenth teach-in was held yesterday (6 Dec ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Vicky Carr of Sacker and Partners discusses the highlights from the session.

Question for your Manager

25 November 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Question for your Manager

10 November 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Time for training? check out the PLSA Academy

26 October 2016

Whether you have a new joiner who would benefit from a course in pensions basics, or simply want to develop your own pensions knowledge – we have a number of training courses to choose from....

Videos from PLSA Annual Conference in Liverpool

24 October 2016

Couldn’t make it to the conference, or missed one of the sessions? We’ve posted videos of selected sessions on our YouTube Channel for you....

Videos from PLSA Annual Conference in Liverpool

24 October 2016

Couldn’t make it to the conference, or missed one of the sessions? We’ve posted videos of selected sessions on our YouTube Channel for you....

Video round-up of day 3 at PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2016 in Liverpool

21 October 2016

Watch a roundup of events from the final day of PLSA Annual Conference an Exhibition 2016 in Liverpool...

Video round-up of day 2 at PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2016 in Liverpool

20 October 2016

Watch a roundup of events from the second day of PLSA Annual Conference an Exhibition 2016 in Liverpool...

Pension reinvention programme launched

20 October 2016

After last year’s Pension Revolution film charted a seismic year in pensions and urged us to ‘remember the member’, the story now turns to the way we reinvent the savings landscape to ensure that people can benefit from having greater choice and that...

Video round-up of day 1 at PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2016 in Liverpool

20 October 2016

Watch a roundup of events from the first day of PLSA Annual Conference an Exhibition 2016 in Liverpool...

Make the most of the Annual Conference with the new PLSA delegate conference app and win a Fitbit Blaze

13 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Question for your Manager

13 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Viewpoint supplement on infrastructure available to download

13 October 2016

Our latest Viewpoint supplement ‘Infrastructure Focus’ is available to download. The publication features articles from Allianz Global Investors, Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) and RARE Infrastructure.

Asset Backed Securities: a video of key messages from our eighth 2016 Teach In

07 October 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s eighth teach-in was held this morning (7 Oct ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Andrew Jackson, Head of Portfolio Management, ABS Investments at HSBC Global Asset Management discusses the highlights from the session.

PLSA Local Authority Forum – registration now open

06 October 2016

Held at the PLSA offices on 2 November this specialist pension event for Local Authorities and their advisers will focus on asset pooling; managing transformational change and hearing from practitioners about the challenges they face both now and in the future in delivering the LGPS...

Question for your Manager

29 September 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Question for your Manager

18 August 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes regular topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Questions for your Manager - August 2016

08 August 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

PLSA comments on appointment of Michel Barnier as European Commission's chief negotiator

27 July 2016

James Walsh, Policy Lead: EU & International, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today (Wednesday) commented on the appointment of Michel Barnier as the European Commission's chief negotiator...

PLSA comments on appointment of Michel Barnier as European Commission's chief negotiator

27 July 2016

James Walsh, Policy Lead: EU & International, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today (Wednesday) commented on the appointment of Michel Barnier as the European Commission's chief negotiator...

DB Taskforce – Call for Evidence closes

26 July 2016

The PLSA’s DB Taskforce has been working hard exploring the challenges facing DB schemes and how we best evidence these. The Taskforce’s Call for Evidence closed on Friday 15 July and we received a significant number of responses from a wide...

Questions for your Manager - July 2016

14 July 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Currency markets: A Video of key messages from our seventh 2016 teach in

14 July 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s seventh teach-in was held yesterday (13 July ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, James Kwok Head of Currency Management at Amundi Asset Management discusses the...

Questions for your Manager - June 2016

30 June 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

PLSA responds to secondary annuity market proposed rules and guidance consultation

21 June 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has broadly welcomed the new rules and guidance proposed by the FCA in its Secondary annuity market – proposed rules and guidance consultation which closed on 21 June 2016...

Hot Topic Seminar announced: The Future of Lifetime Savings

20 June 2016

Our transition from the National Association of Pension Funds to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, has enabled us to evolve with the changing savings landscape. We hope you can join us for our first Hot Topic dedicated to this important area...

Local Authority Conference round up - academies, infrastructure and pooling

19 May 2016

The PLSA’s Annual Local Authority Conference took place in the Cotswolds this week. It was a lively three days of discussion and debate. Delegates heard from the Local Government Minister, the Economist Carl Tannenbaum and journalist Michael Crick, amongst others...

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...

Pensioner steals limelight in Vogue’s centennial edition

05 May 2016

Hats off to Bo Gilbert – featured in Vogue’s centennial edition...

Questions for your Manager - May 2016

04 May 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Video of key messages from our sixth 2016 teach in, on Private Equity

22 April 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s sixth teach-in was held today, (10 May ). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Nico Taverna, Executive Director and Head of the Adveq Secondaries programme discusses...

Video of key messages from our fifth 2016 teach in, on reconciling scheme membership and GMP liabilities

22 April 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s fifth teach-in was held today (28 April) . For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Stewart Winter of EQUINITI discusses key aspects of reconciling scheme membership and GMP liabilities...

Video of key messages from our fourth 2016 teach in, on leadership in pensions

22 April 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s fourth teach-in was held yesterday  (21 April) . For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Brendan McCarron of McCarron Heal Ltd discusses key aspects of leadership development...

PLSA comments on new language guide

19 April 2016

A consultation on a new pensions language guide has been announced. Co-ordinated by the ABI, with the support of industry, Government and consumer groups, the new guide aims to make pensions language simple, clear and consistent in order help customers better understand their options at retirement...

Questions for your Manager - April 2016

04 April 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

New Made Simple Guides

24 March 2016

Two new Made Simple guides - Systematic Investing Made Simple, sponsored by Winton and Multi Asset Credit Made Simple sponsored by Eaton Vance are available to download free...

Viewpoint feature: Roundtable on sustainable and responsible investments

24 March 2016

From time to time we’re making selected articles from our member’s magazine, Viewpoint, available online. This month we’re sharing a feature on a roundtable discussion about sustainable and...

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...

Couldn’t make it to Edinburgh? Watch live web-streaming or videos of selected sessions

10 March 2016

Couldn’t make it to our Investment Conference in Edinburgh? Don’t forget that selected session are being live web-streamed throughout the day today. Watch the live...

PiP goes direct

10 March 2016

Mike Weston, Chief Executive of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform was circulating widely at the EICC following the launch of the PiP Multi-Strategy Infrastructure Fund...

FCA review of institutional investors underway

10 March 2016

Tracey McDermott, interim Chief Executive of the FCA called on pension funds to critique their fund managers and highlight when they are not getting value for money...

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...

Global picture of uncertainty

04 March 2016

Opening the main Conference sessions today our Chair, Lesley Williams painted a picture of global uncertainty. She said: "There is uncertainty everywhere we look which is contributing to a collective sense of instability.” However, she warmly welcomed the ‘fantastic news’ from the Chancellor last week that there would be no change to pensions tax, thereby removing one uncertainty...

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...

Find out what the Budget means for you at our Budget Special teach-in on 17 March

04 March 2016

On 16 March 2016 the Chancellor will deliver his March 2016 Budget. At this Budget special teach-in our Chief Executive and Policy experts will explain the key contents of the Budget and what it...

Questions for your Manager - March 2016

04 March 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association Responds to IRRI Study

02 March 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today (Wednesday) commented on the Independent Review of Retirement Income...

LGPS Pension Board Seminar announced

02 March 2016

Pension Boards were introduced into the LGPS from April 2015 under the Public Sector Pensions Act 2013 with the responsibility to assist administering authorities (scheme managers) and to secure compliance with the LGPS regulations...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association comments on master trust regulation

25 February 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has today (Thursday) commented on the importance of greater regulation of master trusts...

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 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...

Questions for your Manager - February 2016

12 February 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Video of key messages from our second 2016 teach in on the bulk annuity market

04 February 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s second 2016 teach-in was held this morning. For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Andy Morley and Frankie Borrell of Partnership outline the key points...

Questions for your Manager - January 2016

01 February 2016

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

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

28 January 2016

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

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, 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 FCA, which regulates contract-based pension schemes...  

Investment Conference programme now available

08 January 2016

With speakers including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change (UNFCCCF), this is the must attend event of 2016...

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...

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

08 December 2015

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

Multi Asset Credit: Video summary of our eleventh teach-in now available

25 November 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s eleventh teach-in was held this morning  (25 November). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Andrew Jackson of Cairn Capital outlines the key points...

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.

“Considering a buy-in for your scheme? Tips, traps and tales.” Video summary of our first teach-in of 2016 is now available

27 October 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s first teach-in of 2016 was held this morning. For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Stuart O'Brien of Sackers outlines the key points...

Pensions Freedoms - Risks, issues and opportunities for UK DC schemes: Video summary of our tenth teach-in now available.

27 October 2015

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy’s tenth teach-in was held this morning  (27 October) . For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Andrew Pennie Marketing Director and Head of Pathways outlines the key points...

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...

Members’ webinar: The changes to your association

21 October 2015

Today (Wednesday) we held a webinar to explain to members the background to our decision to become the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and set out our purpose and our strategy for the future. Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs talked members through background, thinking, and  process, then...

New Made Simple guides on data management, foreign exchange, and diversified growth funds now available

21 October 2015

Three more guides from our popular Made Simple series were launched at our Annual conference & Exhibition and are now available to download. Diversified growth funds made simple is a concise and informative overview of  DGFs, answering...

Joanne Segars announces the new Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

15 October 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds has re-branded as the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. Speaking yesterday at the NAPF Annual Conference & Exhibition in Manchester, Joanne Segars announced the new brand. She said: "The purpose of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is to help everyone achieve a better income in retirement. "It will speak for all of the workplace pensions community; look beyond pensions and also speak about lifetime savings; and support savers."

Live conference web streaming this afternoon

15 October 2015

If you’re unable to be in Manchester with us, you can view sessions this afternoon including Pensions Minister, Baroness Altmann and Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association CEO, Joanne Segars. Register free for live web streaming...

TPR: Auto-enrolment number one priority

15 October 2015

The Pensions Regulator Chief Executive, Lesley Titcomb has told delegates at the NAPF Annual Conference that auto-enrolment is her number one priority...

Consumers must come first

15 October 2015

Speaking at the NAPF Annual Conference & Exhibition in Manchester, Andy Harrison, Chief Executive of Whitbread said that convincing people to save is difficult when the product is complicated and hard to understand...

Ruston Smith opening NAPF Annual Conference & Exhibtion

15 October 2015

NAPF Chair Smith: "If we embrace change we can make a fantastic difference to help people have a better life in their later years." View the opening presentation at the NAPF Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015...

Video summary of NAPF Academy’s ninth teach-in

07 October 2015

NAPF Academy’s ninth  teach-in was held today (7 October). For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Chantal Thompson, Partner at Baker and McKenzie outlines the key points...

Video summary of NAPF Academy’s eighth teach-in

30 September 2015

NAPF Academy’s eighth  teach-in was held yesterday (29 September) . For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, James Markham  of SBC Systems (UK) Ltd and B2E Technologies Ltd  outlines the key points...

Joanne Segars interviewed by Savvywoman for 'Leading Women in Finance' series

28 September 2015

Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the National Association of Pension Funds, is interviewed by Sarah Pennells as the first part of SavvyWoman’s series of interviews with Leading Women in Finance...

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...

Council elections - the results are in

28 September 2015

After intense interest in Council vacancies this year and a hard fought election with 16 candidates for six DB Council places and 29 for the five DC places, the votes have been counted...

Assessing your needs for the future of workplace pensions and retirement savings - NAPF member help needed

25 September 2015

As the voice of workplace pensions and retirement savings in the UK, the NAPF aims to provide the best support for our members. It is, therefore, essential that we have a clear understanding of future requirements, so that we can design and ...

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 NAPF has published its third Annual General Meeting (AGM) Season Report…

Sir Clive Woodward OBE to speak at Annual Conference 14 October

11 September 2015

The NAPF has published its submission to the Government’s consultation ‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap’...

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

04 September 2015

The NAPF has published its submission to the Government’s consultation ‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap’...

Questions for your Manager - September's 2015

04 September 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Video summary of NAPF Academy’s seventh teach-in

04 September 2015

NAPF Academy’s seventh teach-in was held yesterday (3 September) . For those who attended and need a reminder of the session, or if you weren’t able to attend, Stewart Winter of EQUINITI outlines the key points...

Half day training: pensions introductory courses – early September

27 August 2015

Have you recently become a trustee? or need to know more about automatic enrolment? or do you know someone who would benefit from learning pensions basics? Attend one of our half day courses in early September – lasting only 3 hours, each course provides insight into...

NAPF DB and DC Council Elections 2015

13 August 2015

Voting is now open for elections to the Defined Benefit Council and Defined Contribution Council...

New covenant guidance shows “gear change”, says NAPF

13 August 2015

The NAPF has today welcomed The Pension Regulator’s new guidance for trustees of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes on assessing the employer covenant...

Questions for your Manager - August 2015

12 August 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Want to learn more about investments?

06 August 2015

For trustees who don't have experience or knowledge in investment, a new learning opportunity is available through the NAPF Academy that can bring the...

NAPF comments on major new review to improve financial advice

04 August 2015

The NAPF has commented on the launch of HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority’s major new review to improve financial advice...

Clause-by-clause analysis of the IORP Directive: updated version available

29 July 2015

The NAPF has updated its clause-by-clause analysis of the new IORP Directive, comparing the new proposals with the current legislation that they would replace and commenting on...

NAPF Annual Survey 2015 - fund members we need your responses!

15 July 2015

This research is the largest, most representative and most in-depth study of its kind, providing valuable insights into every type of workplace pension and we need our fund members to help us ensure it stays...

NAPF Annual Conference & Exhibition - have you booked yet?

15 July 2015

The NAPF Annual Conference & Exhibition is the NAPF’s flagship event and the largest pensions event in the UK.  Join us from 14-16 October in Manchester - it’s a must attend event for anyone in the pensions industry attracting 1,000 delegates and over...

NAPF DB and DC Council Elections 2015

13 July 2015

Nominations for elections to the NAPF's policy making Councils are now open. This year, there are six vacancies for the Defined Benefit (DB) Council and five vacancies for the Defined Contribution (DC) Council...

Questions for your Manager - July 2015

10 July 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

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

09 July 2015

The NAPF has commented today 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 NAPF has commented today 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...

Video summary of NAPF Academy’s sixth teach-in

02 July 2015

NAPF Academy’s sixth teach-in was held yesterday (2 July) . For those who attended and need a reminder of the main points, or if you weren’t able to attend, Frédéric Hoogveld, Amundi Asset Management outlines the key points...

Value hard to find in secondary annuity market, says NAPF

18 June 2015

The NAPF has today published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation Creating a Secondary Annuity Market...

Questions for your Manager - June 2015

12 June 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

‘Workforce-sized hole in corporate reporting’ says NAPF

11 June 2015

The NAPF today 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 NAPF has commented on yesterday’s 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 NAPF, the UK’s leading voice of workplace pensions...

Questions for your Manager - May 2015

29 May 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

NAPF comments on the Pensions Regulator’s annual funding statement

22 May 2015

The NAPF today commented on the annual funding statement issued by the Pensions Regulator on 22 May 2015...

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

19 May 2015

The NAPF has today 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 NAPF, will today 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 NAPF has today 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...

Video summary of NAPF Academy’s fifth teach-in

12 May 2015

NAPF Academy’s fifth teach-in was held today (12 May). For those who attended and need a reminder of the main points, or if you weren’t able to attend, Hannah Simons of Russell Investments summarises the key points...

NAPF welcomes Ros Altmann as new Pensions Minister

11 May 2015

The NAPF today 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 NAPF today published its response to the call for evidence by the FCA and DWP on ‘Transaction Costs Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’...

Questions for your Manager - April 2015

01 May 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Video summary of NAPF Academy’s fourth teach-in

01 May 2015

NAPF Academy’s fourth teach-in was held yesterday (30 April). For those who attended and need a reminder of the main points, or if you weren’t able to attend, Hannah Simons of Russell Investments summarises the key points...

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 published today 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...

NAPF comments on 2015 General Election manifestos

21 April 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today commented on the pensions policies outlined in the manifestos published by the main political parties...

Video of key messages from NAPF Academy’s third teach-in now available

01 April 2015

NAPF Academy’s third teach-in was held yesterday (31 March). For those who attended and need a reminder of the main points, or if you weren’t able to attend, Mark Winstanley of JELF Employee Benefits explains the key points...

82% positive about pension freedoms but many worried about risks

01 April 2015

The NAPF has today 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...

NAPF delegates raise £550 for Comic Relief

25 March 2015

A big thank you to all Investment Conference delegates who submitted their appraisal forms! For every completed form NAPF promised to donate £5 to...

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

24 March 2015

The NAPF today 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 NAPF has commented today on the changes to pensions announced in the Budget 2015...

Next 'teach-in' - Freedom in a World of Governance (31 March)

18 March 2015

Designed to help those managing DC pension schemes, or advising trustees and governance committees, to identify what they should be considering under ‘Pensions Freedom’ in terms of what is practically possible and how this fits with...

Opportunity for funds to quiz senior investment managers (19 March)

17 March 2015

A few places remain at our Stewardship Accountability Forum on Thursday from 9am- 12pm at the NAPF offices. This session offers pension funds of all sizes with the opportunity to collectively question..

NAPF welcomes code of good practice for combating pension scams

16 March 2015

The NAPF has today 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 NAPF has commented today 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...

Professor Robert Winston talks longevity

12 March 2015

The factors that really influence longevity tend to be environmental rather than gene based Professor Robert Winston told NAPF Investment Conference delegates...

NAPF publishes trustee guide to Investment Management Agreements

12 March 2015

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

Accounting standards

11 March 2015

International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) chairman Hans Hoogervorst said that the true extent of liabilities across European public sector pension schemes is being hidden due to a lack of proper accounting ...

NAPF Chair calls for smarter investing

11 March 2015

Opening the NAPF Investment Conference, NAPF Chair Ruston Smith called for the pensions industry to adopt the mantra of investing smarter to create every ounce of value...

Wheatley warning about pension reforms

11 March 2015

Speaking at the NAPF Investment Conference, Head of the Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley issued a warning about pension reforms...

Videos of selected plenary sessions from NAPF Investment Conference now available

11 March 2015

Can't make it to Edinburgh for NAPF Investment Conference? Videos of selected plenary sessions from the event are now available to view on our website and on our YouTube channel - subscribe to be notified every time a new...

NAPF applauds Work & Pensions Committee’s recommendation for an independent pension commission

10 March 2015

The NAPF today commented on the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s report: ‘Progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms’...

Questions for your Manager - March 2015

09 March 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

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

09 March 2015

The NAPF and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 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 NAPF has commented today on the Royal Assent of the Pension Schemes Bill.

Register free to view live investment conference sessions on 12 March

03 March 2015

If you don't have the time and resources to be in Edinburgh at our Investment Conference you can still view certain sessions live from the event.  The following sessions will be available...

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

27 February 2015

The 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...

NAPF’s Helen Forrest on longevity

27 February 2015

NAPF’s Helen Forrest recently participated in a webinar discussing the NAPF Longevity Model. The webinar is now available to view...

Questions for your Manager - February 2015

26 February 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Investment Conference App available to download

25 February 2015

The NAPF Investment Conference App is now available to download. This free, easy to use, mobile guide to the conference also gives you the ability to create your own personalised...

NAPF welcomes Financial Conduct Authority’s wholesale sector competition review

23 February 2015

The NAPF has welcomed the conclusions of the FCA's wholesale sector competition review 2014-2015...

NAPF comments on Capital Markets Union Green Paper

18 February 2015

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

Video of key messages from NAPF Academy’s second teach-in now available

12 February 2015

NAPF Academy’s second teach-in was held today 12 February. For those who attended and need a reminder of the main points, or if you weren’t able to attend, Paul McGlone and Lynda Whitney explain the key points the key points...

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 NAPF has commented on today’s 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 NAPF has welcomed the FCA’s 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...

Pensions Infrastructure Platform launches new website

03 February 2015

The Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) launched its new website this week. The site outlines the PiP’s make-up, goals and activities, and...

NAPF pensions jobs site open for business

30 January 2015

The NAPF has launched its new dedicated pensions recruitment website – PensionsJobs.com – matching the best candidates with the right employers in the pensions sector...

Statement regarding potential NAPF and PMI merger

30 January 2015

Today the NAPF and the PMI announced that they have closed discussions on merging the two organisations...

Questions for your Manager - January 2015

27 January 2015

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

4.8 million people at risk of poor decisions after pension reforms

27 January 2015

The NAPF today released new research commissioned to understand the practical experience and concerns of people aged 50 – 70 both still working and already in retirement...

Video of key messages from NAPF Academy’s first teach-in now available

23 January 2015

NAPF Academy’s first teach -in was held on 22 January.  For those who attended and need a reminder of the main points, or if you weren’t able to attend, Richard Wilson, NAPF’s Policy Lead DC highlights the...

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

13 January 2015

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

IPB issues final report

17 December 2014

The Independent Project Board (IPB) has issued its final report on charges and benefits in legacy schemes...

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 NAPF launched today its 40th Annual Survey...

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

03 December 2014

The NAPF has today 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 today publish 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...

Questions for your Manager - November 2014

24 November 2014

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

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

24 November 2014

The NAPF today 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...

NAPF Member Update

20 November 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new members; Veratta, IPCM, and Winton Capital Management....

Business Member Forum: 19 November

11 November 2014

Calling all NAPF business members – we invite you to attend a Forum with the opportunity for you to meet with Ruston Smith (our Chairman), Graham Vidler (Director of External Affairs) and Julian Mund (Commercial Services Director) along with other fellow business members...

NAPF Stewardship Accountability Forums

28 October 2014

The NAPF’s new Stewardship Accountability Forums provide pension funds of all sizes with the opportunity to collectively question the senior figures within leading asset...

Questions for your Manager - October 2014

28 October 2014

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

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 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 our new members

21 October 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new members Pensions Policy Institute and Stevens & Bolton LLP...

NAPF welcomes improvements to governance of contract-based schemes

20 October 2014

The NAPF today published its response to the FCA's 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 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 NAPF today  released its pre-election Manifesto, ‘Pension Possibilities: making the right choices for the long term’ at the NAPF Annual Conference 2014. The Manifesto recommends ‘the Government should undertake a...

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

16 October 2014

NAPF’s pre-election Manifesto launches at the NAPF Annual Conference 2014: The NAPF has urged the next Government to put the long term interests of savers at the heart of pensions policy through the creation of...

NAPF welcomes our new members

15 October 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new business members; Quietroom and Intelligent Pensions....

NAPF ‘disappointed’ over Holistic Balance Sheet consultation

14 October 2014

The 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 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...

Download the NAPF Conference app

03 October 2014

This free, easy to use, mobile guide to the NAPF Annual Conference & Exhibition is now available. Create your own personalised event, participate in live voting, opinion polls and...

NAPF welcomes our new members

02 October 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new members Dalton Strategic Partnership and Mill Group....

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

29 September 2014

The NAPF has commented on Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s proposal to abolish the 55% tax charged on some inherited pension pots, announced at the Conservative Party Conference today...

We need your views on Independent Governance Committees

25 September 2014

The Government is introducing new rules that will require pension providers to set up Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) to oversee their workplace pension schemes...

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

23 September 2014

The 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 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 NAPF today announced Mike Weston as Chief Executive of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform Ltd (PIP)... 

Questions for your Manager - September 2014

21 September 2014

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

NAPF comments on Scottish independence referendum result

19 September 2014

The NAPF has responded to the result of the Scottish independence referendum announced today...

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

16 September 2014

The NAPF today published its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) Season Report...

NAPF Annual Survey 2014 - update

12 September 2014

Your responses are now in and we are crunching the numbers. We would like to thank all NAPF fund members that took part in our 2014 Annual Survey. We are now collating the responses and all respondents will receive...

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

12 September 2014

The 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 welcomes our new members

11 September 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our latest new members; bank muscat Asset Management and Altus Ltd...

NAPF comments on the appointment of the EU Financial Commissioner

10 September 2014

Following the announcement today of the appointment of Lord Jonathan Hill to the role of EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, the NAPF comments…

NAPF responds to draft guidance for the Taxation of Pensions Bill

03 September 2014

The NAPF has today responded to draft clauses to the Taxation of Pensions Bill...

Be “responsible owners” and join us on 16 September

02 September 2014

Attend our Hot Topic Seminar to stay informed of the latest duties and responsibilities placed on pension funds – hear and quiz our experts on the implications on your scheme, including how to assess the value being added by asset managers...

Virgin trains 20% discount to Annual Conference in Liverpool

01 September 2014

We hope  to see you at Annual Conference from 15-17 October – there is an exciting programme of top speakers and breakout sessions, a Trustee Learning Zone, fringe meetings...

NAPF welcomes new members

22 August 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our latest new members...

NAPF welcomes news that 4m now automatically enrolled

14 August 2014

Responding to figures published today by The Pensions Regulator, Joanne Segars, Chief Executive of the NAPF, commented...

Questions for your Manager - August 2014

11 August 2014

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

Sir Win Bischoff to speak at Hot Topic Seminar (16 Sept)

05 August 2014

In one of his first speaking engagements since becoming Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, Sir Win will talk to us about plans for bringing alive the spirit of the Stewardship Code and the role of asset managers...

IPB publishes progress report on audit of charges and benefits in legacy DC schemes

31 July 2014

A progress update has today been published by the Independent Project Board (IPB) responsible for overseeing the audit of charges and benefits in legacy defined contribution (DC) workplace pension schemes...

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

21 July 2014

The NAPF today commented on the Government’s latest response ‘Freedom and choice in pensions: government response to the consultation’...

New sponsorship opportunities for NAPF Hot Topic Seminar

17 July 2014

Our popular hot topic seminars usually attract attendance of between 60-80 delegates, and we are currently seeking sponsors for the Europe, pensions and you seminar on 2 September. The programme has been designed to...

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

14 July 2014

The NAPF today commented on the Department for Communities and Local Government’s consultation ‘Local Government Pension Scheme: Opportunities for collaboration, cost savings and efficiencies’...

Annual Survey 2014 – data collection underway

11 July 2014

Today (11 July) we asked our fund members to complete the 2014 NAPF Annual Survey questionnaire. This research is critical in helping us track trends in the pension industry, shaping our policy work and...

Questions for your Manager - July 2014

11 July 2014

The NAPF publishes monthly topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity.  We encourage funds to ask these questions during...

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

10 July 2014

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

NAPF welcomes our new members

07 July 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new members ECU Group and Aurum Funds...

Annual Conference stream sessions now online

04 July 2014

In addition to the plenary sessions, there are 16 interactive stream sessions for you to mix and match whilst at conference. You can choose from the following...

Five more schemes get the PQM

04 July 2014

A further five schemes have achieved the Pension Quality Mark (PQM), the independent quality mark that recognises good DC staff pensions. Congratulations to Lloyd's Register Superannuation...

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, Paul Lee, Head of Investment Affairs, NAPF, said...

Places available at our last course of the summer, 1 July

25 June 2014

Negotiating workplace pensions covers strategy, the UK pensions market and how to manage change. Delivered by senior experts at our offices...

New speakers announced for Annual Conference

24 June 2014

We are delighted that Dr Steve Peters and Pauline Vamos will be speaking at our Annual Conference in October. Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the man behind Team GB's extraordinary success in cycling at the London 2012 Olympics and author of bestselling...

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

17 June 2014

The NAPF, in a report launched today, 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...

Questions for your Manager - June's 2014

12 June 2014

To help pension funds fulfil their stewardship responsibilities, the NAPF publishes topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity...

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 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...

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 ABI and 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 NAPF today published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’...

NAPF comments on Queen's speech

04 June 2014

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

Local Authority Conference roundup

23 May 2014

The NAPF’s tenth Local Authority Conference took place in the Cotswolds this week. It was another record breaking event with 335 delegates representing 60 Local Authority pension funds. With the new Scheme just 49 days old on...

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 NAPF today (Tuesday) at the NAPF Local...

NAPF outlines principles for LGPS reform

20 May 2014

NAPF today (Tuesday) outlined its key principles for reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to ensure it meets its goal of sustainable, affordable pensions in the long-term...

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

20 May 2014

A new guide has been published today (Tuesday) by the NAPF to help pension funds fully understand transition management (TM) and what to consider when choosing a transition manager...

New appointments at the NAPF

19 May 2014

The NAPF has appointed Jackie Wells as Head of Policy and Research and Alison Binks as Head of Business Development. Commenting on Jackie Wells' appointment, Graham Vidler...

Questions for your Manager - May 2014

16 May 2014

To help pension funds fulfil their stewardship responsibilities, the NAPF publishes topical questions to aid trustees in considering the effectiveness of their managers’ stewardship activity...

NAPF response to DWP consultation ‘Better Workplace Pensions’

16 May 2014

The NAPF has published its response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) consultation on ‘Better workplace pensions: further measures for savers’...

NAPF welcomes our new members

16 May 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new members Chartered Developments and Eastspring Investments...

The Caravan Club and Alent get Pension Quality Mark

07 May 2014

A further two schemes have achieved the Pension Quality Mark (PQM), the independent quality mark that recognises good DC staff pensions. Congratulations to The Caravan Club GPP Scheme for...

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 NAPF today 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 NAPF...

Questions for your Manager - April 2014

23 April 2014

To help funds gain a greater understanding of their investment managers approach and activity, and to ensure they are adhering to the funds' stewardship policy, NAPF is publishing a...

NAPF welcomes our new members

14 April 2014

NAPF would like to welcome our new members Christofferson, Robb & Company and Axiom International Investors...

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...

Topics announced for fund member breakfast on 6 May

09 April 2014

Join us a 8.30am for an informal buffet breakfast and the opportunity discuss the following topics with our policy team: The implications of the Budget announcement...

NOW: Pensions, NEST, WR Group and Cavanna Group get PQM

09 April 2014

A further four schemes have achieved the Pension Quality Mark (PQM), the independent quality mark that recognises good DC staff pensions. Congratulations to NOW: Pensions Trust...

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...