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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we summarise the Government’s proposed new regime designed to encourage consolidation of schemes, explore how responsible investment can improve member engagement and release the second in our series of DC member videos, asking how members feel when retirement is a long way off.

Consolidation on the horizon?
The Government is consulting on a new regime to encourage consolidation of schemes. Views are being sought on a legislative framework for authorising and regulating DB ‘superfunds’. Our technical update summarises the proposals.

How responsible investment can improve member engagement
With so much focus in the DC market on member communications and experience, would you overlook an opportunity to further engage DC savers and engender pride in their pension scheme? Chris Inman explores how responsible investment can help. First published in PMI News.

Video: How do members feel when retirement is a long way off?
In our new series of short videos, we meet members of DC schemes to find out how they really feel about planning for retirement. Here, we ask members how they feel when their retirement is a long way off.

Listen to our latest podcast: Aims and ambitions
In the third podcast discussing our 2018 DC Pension and Financial Wellbeing Survey, Sophia Singleton and James Collier look at members’ aims and ambitions, and what they mean retirement will look like in the future.

Being ‘active’ pays
Tim Giles explains how being ‘active’ can help to improve your pension scheme’s returns, in this article first published in Pensions Age.

Should trustees buy in bulk?
Our new paper on bulk annuities provides an introduction to the asset class and sets out the merits of including bulk annuities in client portfolios.

Aon podcasts: Retirement update
In our inaugural monthly update, Victoria Panormo summarises the key news from the last month. She is joined by Thomas Yorath and Jason Eshelby, who review the developments on GMP equalisation and the implications this could have for your pension scheme.

Aon podcasts: Key issues in pensions administration
Partner & head of Aon’s UK Pension Administration practice, Gary Cowler, takes us through key issues; the competitive landscape, market dynamics and impact of Pensions Freedoms.

2019 Pension Conferences – agenda released
The agenda for the 2019 Pension Conference series has been released. The 2019 conference will look at the reasons behind changes in pensions over recent years, and consider how the right solutions, combined with strong performance, can make long-term objectives a reality.

Investment newsletter
Aon Investment Monthly is designed to provide you with some of our latest thinking and research, and to keep you abreast of the topical issues and challenges facing those working in the world of pension investment. This month we look at transparency, bulk annuities and what risk means for DC savers.

Week in Markets
A summary of market movements over the past week.

Aon in the press
This month, we release our 2018 DC Pension and Financial Wellbeing Survey, which shows that the ‘squeezed middle’ are worried about not saving enough for retirement. We believe that the industry is split on its approach to GMP equalisation. We respond to the DWP consultation on the consolidation of defined benefit pension schemes and comment on the CMA’s final report on the Investment Consultants Market Investigation. We also advise Reuters Pension Fund on its £625m buy-in and share our hopes and fears for pensions in 2019.

January 2019

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February-April 2019
UK Pension Conferences 2019
As in previous years, the conferences will bring high-quality pensions learning and discussion to London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Also on our website

Aon’s DC Pension and Financial Wellbeing webinar – Living the Dream?
Listen again to our webinar discussing insights from our new survey.

Aon Investment Outlook Webcast: Multi-factor investing and responsible investment
Listen again to Tapan Datta, Andrew Peach and Jennifer O’Neill sharing some early findings from our Global Responsible Investment Survey and discussing the work we have done with Legal & General to develop a multi-factor fund for our clients.

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.

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.