Is Fiduciary Management Beneficial - and is Today’s Pensions System Sustainable?
Interview with Richard Butcher, Managing Director, Pitmans Trustees, offers his reflections on Steve Webb’s announcement on flat-rate state pension schemes; that people will now have to make 35 years worth of National Insurance contributions to be eligible. He also looks back on the first six months of auto-enrolment – commenting on public perceptions of it and whether he thinks it’s sustainable.
The Challenges Ahead to Secure the Pensions of 11 Million Employees
Interview with Tim Jones, Chief Executive Officer of NEST, discusses what needs to be done in the pensions and fiduciary management space to provide today’s employees with a financially stable future. He discusses the implications of auto-enrolment, pressures facing trustees in 2013, new regulations impacting how pension schemes are run, and the introduction of state flat-rate pension.
Is Fiduciary Management Right for all Schemes – and is Full Delegation/Implemented Consultancy Best?
Interview with Susan Anyan, Director of Capital Cranfield Trustees, a fund specialising in fiduciary management wrapped in dynamic de-risking, says: “fiduciary management is an opportunity to delegate some activity, and to take advantage of certain asset classes that might be hard to access if the scheme itself isn't big enough to do that on its own.” On the other hand, she says: “I have a couple of schemes who have decided that they prefer to invest the time and effort themselves into managing their investments because they feel that they have a good governance structure and some investment agility.”
Changes to the Pension System and the Role of Fiduciary Management
Interview with Penny Green, Chief Executive at Saul Trustee Company, joins Finance IQ to discuss developments in Pensions and the role of Fiduciary Management. She discusses the implications of changes to flat-rate state pension schemes, assesses the impact of auto-enrolment and reflects on the evolution of final salary schemes. During the interview, Penny also sums up what she sees as the major pressures facing trustees in 2013 and whether there is any new regulation which will impact on how pension schemes are run.
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Is Fiduciary Management the vital lifeline for the survival of the DB scheme?
Nigel Birch, Market Intelligence Consultant at Spence Johnson, joins Finance IQ ahead of the Fiduciary Management Summit 2012 to discuss developments and trends in European Fiduciary Management.
“Schemes are beginning to realise that in order to employ these more sophisticated strategies and indeed pursue a better outcome, they must leverage the resources of professional partners, fiduciary managers, and delegate the operational tasks to these partners in order to free up the governance budget to oversee and focus on the strategy which ultimately adds more value to the scheme.”
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A Closer Look at Pension Governance
Leo Kolivakis is publisher of Pension Pulse, a widely-read financial blog that is a one stop centre for information and insight pertaining to pension funds and financial markets. He has years of experience at two of Canada’s largest public pension funds and he joins Finance IQ in this podcast to take a closer look at pension governance and issues currently impacting markets and pensions.
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Steps to Successful LDI Implementation
In this exclusive interview with Finance iQ, Edwin Meysmans, Managing Director at Pension Funds KBC; Vice-President at The Belgian Pension Fund Association, discussed the lessons learned in LDI implementation and shared insights on the key steps of successfully implementing LDI, and challenges along the way.
Inflation Hedging for Absolute Beginners
Gary Knapp, CFA, Trustee of the Pramerica Retirement Savings Plan, speaks to Finance IQ about Inflation Hedging for Absolute Beginners – offering a snapshot of why it is so high on the pension funds agenda nowadays and just why the rate of inflation matters so much to pension funds portfolios.