Data analysis: Almost half (49 per cent) of defined contribution schemes now employ a multi-asset or diversified growth fund in the default phase, reflecting a desire to manage investment volatility for scheme members.
Data analysis: The total membership of small schemes with between two and 11 members has fallen by two-thirds over recent years as the market consolidates and auto-enrolment beds in.
Strathclyde Pension Fund has approved £50m to be invested in the Pensions Infrastructure Platform and revealed the initiative is considering investments in solar energy.
Today's Autumn Statement left schemes mulling state pension rises, a boost to exchange traded fund investment and an option to allow scheme members to top up their additional state pension.
Kent Pension Fund has decided to increase its exposure to property by almost 20 per cent to take advantage of attractive yields.
Comment: In this joint column, pensions minister Steve Webb and the PPF's Alan Rubenstein put their weight behind a scheme design that divides savers' money between buying retirement income and collective investment.
News analysis: Local government pension schemes are being called upon to increase governance and change investment structures to save taxpayers £1bn a year.
The Scottish Public Pensions Agency has initiated a project to benchmark its member data against quality criteria set out by the Pensions Regulator, to find more cost-effective ways of improving data accuracy.
The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is reevaluating the structure of its absolute return portfolio following the failure to achieve its benchmark target.
News analysis: Industry experts are coming up with inventive ways to help schemes allocate more of their assets towards sustainable and responsible investments, but pension funds are lagging behind.
News analysis: More schemes are starting to take an integrated approach to investment, covenant and funding in their risk management planning, but there is still a disconnect between schemes’ investment strategy and the valuation process, according to new research.
Trustees are being warned to prepare robust exit contracts to prevent members claiming future benefits if a pension transfer is deemed a scam.