Evolving the group risk market to reach new customers

The latest Swiss Re figures only scratch the surface when it comes to the group risk market. As we know, too few employers are buying group risk products and it is clear that the industry as a whole has to do better if we are to reach new customers. So how can we evolve the group risk market? Modernising scheme designs, responding to regulatory changes and effectively communicating the benefits of different schemes are key starting points.

Throwing in the towel on VAT on pension costs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) appears to have given up the fight in relation to VAT on defined benefit (DB) pension costs and as predicted, we may now never see a certain Europe-wide VAT ruling applied to pension schemes in the UK. Tyron Potts from Barnett Waddingham considers why - and what trustees and corporate sponsors should do next.

Is your DC scheme responsible enough

We have seen a lot of talk recently about responsible and ‘ESG’ (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) investment in DC pensions. It is becomingly increasingly popular to try and adapt investments to be more aligned to either the trustees’, members’ or companies’ beliefs and lifestyle. There is certainly evidence to show that the millennial generation would prefer for their investments to be managed in this way.

The Time for ESG is now

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