TPR guidance on private markets benefits for scheme members

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has released new guidance on investing in private markets, emphasising the potential for these assets to enhance outcomes for pension scheme members when coupled with appropriate advice and governance. While private market investment in DC has been on trustees’ radars for many years, the recent Mansion House announcements, introduction of Long-Term Asset Funds (LTAF) and removal of performance charges from the default fee cap, have bolstered further interest in how trustees can take advantage of the potential returns from private market investment.

Consumer Duty the art of the possible in a year

It has been just over half a year since the Consumer Duty came into force for open products. Mandated by Parliament after cross-party support, it has rapidly become our most talked about piece of regulation. By the end of July, it will have been a year since the introduction of the Consumer Duty. This is also the deadline for compliance for all closed products. And I will say more about closed products later. No one likes a looming deadline. But don’t panic.

The return of Quantitative Easing

2023 was anticipated to be a weaker year for economic growth, but it surprised many by performing better than expected. Coming into 2023, the Wall Street Journal economist survey predicted a median US recession probability of 65%. Instead of credit spreads widening (indicating an increased risk of corporate bankruptcies) as you would have expected with a looming recession, they tightened due to stronger economic activity and a lower likelihood of corporate defaults.

Divorce after 50 pensions and property

Lifestyle Actuary

Dalriada Trustees Limited (Dalriada), one of the largest providers of professional trustee services to pensions schemes in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Sarah Brough as a professional trustee.

Lights Camera Actuary

For the next few months Zoe Bolton will be talking to the senior actuaries in these firms, getting a brief insight into their career paths and visions for the future. This month Zoe interviews Shil Patel the UK Managing Director at Dynamo Analytics

Travelling Actuary

This month's Travelling Actuary takes us to the iconic Boston to experience New England at it’s very best.

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