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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we explore what trustees are looking for when selecting fund managers and consultants, identify why now is the time for a fresh look at company pensions, and invite you to benchmark your own DC scheme.

Selecting fund managers and consultants – what are trustees looking for?
The third and final part of our research with Leeds University Business School focuses on how trustees select their fund managers and investment consultants, with valuable insights.

Now is the time for a fresh look at company pensions
As the pensions industry continues to come to terms with enormous changes over the last five years, business leaders are looking again at the DC pension scheme arrangements they are offering to employees.

Want to benchmark your own DC scheme?
If you want to see how your own DC provision compares to others, take part in our survey. You’ll receive a bespoke report enabling you to compare your scheme against your peers, as well as a full copy of the findings.

Master Trust Market Insight Survey
Our latest DC survey explores what pension trustees, managers and employers see as the benefits, challenges and opportunities of master trusts. We take a look at some of the key findings in our infographic.

Aon’s Fiduciary Management team celebrates $100bn AUM worldwide…
…and another award win! Crowned Fiduciary Manager of the Year at the recent European Pensions Awards, our team now manages $100 billion in assets for more than 400 clients in 10 countries. You can watch a short video for more information.

How are schemes tackling pension risk?
The options available for DB schemes to manage risk are ever-growing. In the UK findings from our biannual Global Pension Risk Survey, we identify the actions schemes have taken over the past two years, and the strategies they plan to employ in future.

DB schemes – getting more for your time and money
Our recent research on the operational effectiveness of DB schemes highlights some interesting issues around time and resources in delivering scheme actions. Read the full report and learn how to get better results for your scheme through Implemented Consulting.

Help your members make the right choices
With DB scheme members now able to access greater flexibility, schemes can help them make the right, informed choice for the best possible retirement. Our short video has tips.

What alternative valuation methods can schemes use?
In part two of our roundtable with Pensions Expert, we join a discussion on the alternative valuation methods available to DB schemes.

Strategic currency hedging
In what might be a topical subject as we enter Brexit negotiations, our investment whitepaper gives guidance to UK pension schemes on managing sterling swings.

Video: pricing the UK post-election
Markets don’t know how to price the UK post-election, as Tapan Datta explains in this CNBC interview.

Bulk annuities – the perfect asset (for the right price)
Tiziana Perrella discusses factors that may put schemes off bulk annuities, and provides guiding principles for trustees and sponsors. First published in Professional Pensions.

Risk Settlement Bulletin – June 2017
Annuity pricing continues to improve during 2017.

Aon shortlisted at Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards
Aon has been shortlisted in eight categories at the Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards, which take place in September.

Week in Markets
A summary of market movements over the past week.

Facts and Figures
An overview of annual pension statistics.

Aon in the press
This month, we put the spotlight on trustee, fund manager and consultant relationships in the last part of our research with Leeds University Business School, while the UK results of our Global Pension Risk Survey show clear progress on de-risking. And Aon responds to the final report of the FCA's Asset Management Market Study.

July 2017

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Dates for your diary

Pensions training dates available

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5 July
Risks, Regulation and Returns – Navigating tPR’s Latest Investment Guidance
Our latest Investment Outlook Webcast explores how to navigate the latest guidance from the regulator.

11 July, Leeds
Accelerate your derisking journey
Free half-day seminar.

19 July
FCA Asset Management Market Study
Join our webinar exploring the implications for pension schemes.

5 September, London
Professional Pensions DC Conference
Aon will address the challenges and opportunities for DC pension schemes and give insights from our 2017 DC survey.

20 September, London
Effective negotiation skills for trustees
A practical breakfast session for DB trustees, held in association with Cass Business School, and including Cass’s Professor Cliff Oswick presenting alongside Aon’s experts.

21 September, London
Pensions Age Autumn Conference
Sion Cole will address key considerations around fiduciary management.

27 September, London
5 October, Leeds

New Investment Horizons
These free half-day conferences will focus on the investment landscape for DB pension schemes.

18-20 October, Manchester
PLSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
We will be speaking on DC and fiduciary management as part of the ‘New Horizons’ stream

Also on our website

Global Pension Risk Survey – UK findings webinar
Listen again to our webinar on how UK DB schemes are managing risk today, and what they plan for the future.

2017 Annual Funding Statement – Managing Valuations in Uncertain Conditions
Listen again to our webinar on the Pensions Regulator’s Statement.

Book in for your free DB health check
Aon’s free DB health-check enables you to carry out a quick assessment of your own scheme.

Take the free Scheme Governance Challenge
Find out how prepared your scheme is for the journey to Pensions Stability, benchmarked against others. One in every 100 respondents will win an Apple Watch!

Online monitoring tool for your scheme
Our Risk Analyzer tool is now used by over 600 schemes to monitor various financial and risk measures. This video gives you an example of how Risk Analyzer could help you.

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.