Pension Clicks

In this edition, we summarise the key points from the Pensions Regulator’s annual funding statement, share tips on getting ready for a bulk annuity transaction and release the UK findings of our Global Pension Risk Survey.

Regulator publishes annual funding statement
In this year's funding statement, tPR suggests specific actions for schemes in managing their deficits, signalling its intent to be clearer on its expectations of trustees and employers.

Getting ready for a bulk annuity transaction
Securing pension scheme payouts via an insurance company needs careful preparation and a clear focus, says John Baines in this article, first published in Engaged Investor.

Global Pension Risk Survey 2017: UK findings
The options available for DB schemes to manage risk are ever-growing. In our biannual survey, we identify the actions schemes have taken over the past two years, and the strategies they plan to employ in future.

DC: pausing for breath – roundtable
Experts, including Aon’s Lynda Whitney, discuss the recent budget and predictions for future change at a Pensions Age roundtable.

The Times Pension Report
Distributed recently with The Times, the Workplace Pensions Report examines how change is influencing the pensions landscape, highlighting some of the decisions facing employers and members.

Take part in our 2017 DC scheme survey
Recent years have seen huge change in DC pensions. Take part in our survey to receive a bespoke copy of the findings.

Does currency hedging matter in DC?
We pose the question in our latest whitepaper.

Helping trustees make better decisions
How can trustees improve their decision-making, asks John Belgrove in this article, first published in Engaged Investor.

Now offering ‘made to measure’
Sion Cole outlines how fiduciary management solutions have evolved over recent years.

Fiduciary Management Survey
Our eighth annual Fiduciary Management Survey closes soon. Share your views and you’ll get a free copy of the survey.

Does ‘gilts plus’ lead to inappropriate investment strategies?
That was the question posed in a recent roundtable hosted by Pensions Expert, with Aon’s Paul McGlone on the panel.

Video: assess the health of your DB scheme
In the first of a series of videos in association with Director of Finance, find out how to assess your scheme’s health.

Want to be part of our trustee research?
We are researching research what affects trustee decision making. Can you spare us 90 minutes? Come and be part of our panel on Tuesday 6 June.

Risk Settlement Bulletin – May 2017
This month, we explain how Phoenix Group optimised their de-risking strategy with a £1.2bn buy-in following a longevity swap; examine why longevity swap to bulk annuity is a viable approach; and explore how the Pension Regulator's funding statement encourages de-risking.

Aon wins two UK Pensions Awards
Aon won Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year and Employee Benefits Consultancy of the Year at the UK Pensions Awards last month. Congratulations to everyone involved!

We are the City – Rising Stars
Several Aon colleagues are also shortlisted in these awards. Please vote for our nominees in – among others – the Investment Management and Insurance categories.

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, Aon Delegated Investment Solutions reaches the milestone of $100bn in worldwide assets under management, and Sonia Gogna joins our fiduciary management team. Our survey questions the ‘gilts plus’ valuation method and we recommend that DC schemes take a close look at currency hedging.

June 2017

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Pensions training dates available
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27-28 June, London
Pensions and Benefits UK
We are sponsoring the DC stream and speaking on DC investment.

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

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

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.

Five pension ailments being felt by FDs today and how to treat them
Listen again to our webinar with Financial Director and find out how to health-check your pension scheme.

Mastertrust or Group Personal Pension Plan?
Getting it right for you and your employees – event replay.

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!

The DC decumulation challenge: a global view – webcast
Listen again to our webcast sharing insights and lessons on decumulation from around the world.

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.