Pension Clicks

In this edition of Pension Clicks, we consider the Government’s new Green Paper on DB pensions, launch our ‘Mapping the Trustee Landscape’ research looking at how trustees make investment decisions, and explore how a risk-focused approach to DC can improve outcomes.

A Green Paper for DB pensions
A new Green Paper discusses many of the recommendations made by the Work and Pensions Committee, and poses questions on possible ways forward.

Mapping the trustee landscape
What factors affect the decisions trustees make? Our new research with Leeds University Business School sheds fresh light on this topic. You can now read the first report on the findings, 'Mapping the Trustee Landscape'.

DC: a risk-focused approach can improve outcomes
Financial markets in 2016 were volatile, and for those setting investment strategy things are not getting any easier, says Sophie Moore in this article, first published in Engaged Investor.

Where is your money going?
Sion Cole examines why it is important for investors to look beyond the headline number and get full fee transparency in this article, first published in Pensions Age.

Global Pension Risk Survey 2017 – sign up for UK findings
The report detailing UK findings from our Global Pension Risk Survey will be out shortly and you can sign up for a free copy. You can also complete the global questionnaire and point international colleagues to questionnaires for other countries here.

Reducing the risk and cost of defined benefit schemes
In this guide for finance directors, Ben Roe talks about the decisions DB members will have to make and how companies can benefit by helping their members. First published in Financial Director.

Risk Settlement bulletin
In this month’s bulletin, we look at the reasons behind continued attractive annuity pricing; examine the impact price-lock mechanisms have on the final premium paid; and explore how you can gain extra value by preparing your assets ahead of purchasing an annuity.

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 announce that the Aon MasterTrust has successfully completed the ICAEW’s Quality Assurance Framework and further expand our team with the appointment of Tony Pugh as our Head of DC Solutions for EMEA. We launch our new research identifying that trustee boards show high levels of financial literacy but lack diversity and urge continued caution on longevity price dislocation. We also comment on the launch of The Pensions Advisory Service’s pension scam guidance tool and carry out a successful ETV exercise for the Aon Minet Pension Scheme.

March 2017

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Dates for your diary

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2017 Pension Conferences
Taking place in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Leeds.

2 March, Birmingham
3 March, Edinburgh

Behavioural science & investment decision-making
Join Dr Iain Clacher to hear the findings of our research carried out with Leeds University Business School.

9 March
Green Paper and post-Budget webcast
Our experts discuss the implications of the DWP’s Green Paper and the UK Budget for pensions.

31 March
Five pension ailments being felt by FDs today and how to treat them
Join us for this webinar with Financial Director and find out how to health-check your pension scheme.

26 April, London
Professional Pensions DC Conference
Sophia Singleton will examine how trustees and sponsors can help DC members transition from a pot of money to a sustainable lifetime income.

27 April, London
Pensions Age Spring Conference
We will be speaking on scheme investment.

10-11 May, Birmingham
Workplace Pensions Live
Where we will be presenting on Risk Settlement issues.

Also on our website

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.

‘Rethink Pensions’ webinar series
Listen again to our webinars exploring how you can rethink your approach to pensions past, present and future.

Investment Outlook webcast
Listen again to Aon experts discussing the investment outlook for the year ahead.

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 new 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.