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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we explore the increased focus on the endgame in scheme investment strategies, examine the growth in popularity of impact investing and ask how far your scheme is from being able to buy out member benefits.

Endgame the focus for pension scheme investment
Why are pension schemes reducing their equity holdings and embracing alternatives and illiquids? Emily McGuire explores investment strategies for maturing schemes in this article, first published in Pensions Age.

Impact investing – for people, planet and pensions
Tim Manuel explores the drivers and benefits of impact investing, a fast-growing area. First published in Pensions Age.

How far to go?
In this article, first published in Pensions Age, Tom Clarke asks how far away your scheme really is from being able to buy out members' benefits.

2020 Pensions training brochure out now
Our 2020 Pensions training dates have just been released. Sign up here to reserve your place on any of our 2020 courses.

How are pension schemes managing their benefits and liabilities?
Chapters three and four of our 2019 Global Pension Risk Survey explore how schemes are managing their benefits, liabilities and risks, and what they could do to tackle the challenges they face.

Podcast: Global Pension Risk Survey – endgame strategies and member options
The podcast to accompany chapters three and four explores the strategies schemes are employing as they mature, including approaches to member options.

How and why might negative interest rates and bond yields ‘go global’?
Our Asset Allocation team explores the potential for negative yields and the possible implications of this.

Why doing good today can build a better future for your employees
How can HR leaders help their employees to take care of their future? Chris Inman investigates why doing good for society can make all the difference. First published by HRD Connect.

Important questions when choosing a master trust
While all master trusts must now be formally approved by The Pensions Regulator, this does not mean that all approved master trusts are exactly the same. In this article, first published in Employee Benefits, Tony Britton looks at the key areas to consider when evaluating your master trust options.

Global challenges and solutions for DC pensions and financial wellbeing
Employees worldwide are badly in need of tools to improve their financial wellbeing, make better money choices and save more long-term for retirement. Tony Pugh explores how employers can address these challenges in this article, first published in Employee Benefits.

Supporting financial wellbeing: seven secrets to success
Because financial wellbeing is a growing concern, firms are looking for ways to help their employees. Our new guide explores seven success strategies for employers wanting to do more to support financial wellbeing.

Video: Risk settlement market – 2019 reflections and 2020 outlook
In this short video Martin Bird, Senior Partner and Head of Risk Settlement at Aon, reflects on what has been another record breaking year for pension scheme de-risking. Martin recaps on the highlights of the key transactions across 2019, and gives early insights to how he can see the market progressing into 2020.

Podcast: Pension scheme de-risking – challenging the status quo
In this podcast, Behave London’s Hannah Lewis and Aon’s Mike Edwards share insights on how schemes can avoid getting trapped in the status quo and successfully remove longevity risk.

Guide to Member Options
In chapter five of our guide, we discuss the main investment considerations when carrying out member option exercises, and include practical steps trustees can take to plan for and manage the investment impact.

Retirement podcast – focusing on retirement targets for DC members
Key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month, Ricky is joined by Madalena Cain and Steven Leigh to discuss the Retirement Living Standards recently unveiled by the PLSA, including how these can be used to improve member engagement in DC schemes.

Aon wins 'European Consultant of the Year' at 2019 Funds Europe Awards
The Funds Europe Awards recognise company achievements and contributions within the European funds community and credit those who have advanced the cross-border agenda in the funds industry. Last month, Aon's Investment team was proud to be named European Consultant of the Year.

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

Aon in the press
This month, we warn that pension schemes are slipping on GMP equalisation timescales.

December 2019

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Dates for your diary

February-March 2020
2020 Aon Pension Conferences: Clarity of Vision
Registration is now open for our 2020 events – secure your place now. A full day's attendance entitles you to 4.5 CPD hours.

Also on our website

Global Pension Risk Survey: how are schemes managing their maturity?
Hear insights from the UK findings of our 2019 Global Pension Risk Survey and find out how rapidly-maturing DB schemes are tackling the need to make decisions about both scheme assets and the liabilities.

Providing options for members of DB schemes
Listen to our recent webinar, addressing the provision of options and support for members of DB schemes at retirement and in bulk exercises.

Webinar: Global DC and Financial Wellbeing Employee Survey
Listen again to our global webinar. How does reality compare with the perception of employees' financial health? What do employees think about retirement? And how can employers balance workforce planning needs with a productive, engaged workforce?

Webinar: Mortality trends and longevity risk
Listen again to our webinar for updates on mortality data, longevity risk and the longevity market – is it reaching capacity?

Online monitoring tool for your scheme
Our Risk Analyzer tool is now used by over 900 schemes to monitor various financial and risk measures. This video gives you an example of how Risk Analyzer could help you.