Aon | Empower Results
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
July 2021
Pension Clicks
In this edition of Pension Clicks, we investigate how our predictions for a ‘new normal’ have panned out a year later, explore how investors are making a positive impact and share our short video exploring innovative ways to increase engagement with pensions.
The ‘New normal’: where are we a year later?
Tapan Datta and John Belgrove revisit the ‘new normal’, exploring the five trends they expected to emerge as a result of the pandemic, considering the extent to which they are now a reality – and setting out what we can expect in the future.
See the post
Investing for impact
Investing to earn a return while making a positive environmental or social impact is on the rise – more than £500bn globally was working to make a difference in 2020. To find out how investors are approaching such strategies, view this roundtable which features Aon’s Tim Manuel and Oliver MacArthur together with asset owners and analysts discussing impact investing.
See the post
Video: Increasing engagement in pensions
Aon has partnered with ITN Productions and Pensions Europe to produce a short video that highlights the need for everyone to engage with retirement savings to enhance their own retirement, but also to invest for a better future.
See the post
The Aon MasterTrust: market-leading member outcomes
Aon recently received another great independent endorsement of our investment approach. The latest Hymans’ Master Trust Default Fund Review shows that, for a 30-year-old member of the Aon MasterTrust, our Core Retirement Pathway fund is expected to deliver the best median retirement outcome in the market.
Are endgame targets becoming more achievable?
We surveyed the UK pensions market to explore where schemes are placed along their journey to their endgame. This report summarises over 120 responses received from pension schemes of all sizes and is supported by insight and views from Aon’s Risk Settlement experts.

You can still take the survey and receive your own FREE personalised benchmarking report – allowing you to see where you are on your journey compared to your peers.
Read the survey results
Take the survey
Cyber resilience
Aon is delighted to be working with Cyber Griffin, a cyber initiative run by City of London Police, to offer a series of two briefings explaining ways in which you can defend yourself against the most common cyber-attacks. These sessions are aimed at you protecting yourself, whether you are a trustee or have another connection to a pension scheme, and are just as relevant to your personal life as your professional life.
See the post
Global mobility and remote working: how to build a resilient mobile workforce
COVID-19 and the prevalence of virtual working have changed the world of global mobility. What are the pension, benefits and other considerations employers need to bear in mind when managing global mobility in a post-COVID world?
See the post
Retirement podcast: Focusing on DC consolidation
Key pension news from the last month summarised by Ricky Marsh. This month Ricky is joined by Gareth Marsh and Pranesh Gathiram to discuss DC consolidation, with a particular focus on the government’s recent response to last year’s consultation on delivering better value for money for DC schemes.
See the post
Week in Markets
A summary of market movements over the past week.
See the post
Aon in the press
This month, we release the findings from our Risk Settlement Survey, which investigated where UK pension schemes were on their endgame journey. We suggest that schemes embrace new forms of communication and the CAB International pension scheme appoints Aon for administration.
Dates for your diary
Pensions Training 2021
We are running a full schedule of DB, DC and pensions governance training in 2021. You can find a copy of our training brochure and register online here.

7 July
Corporate Pensions Webinar Series
The second in our quarterly webinar series, sharing updates on current pensions issues from a corporate perspective. A short bulletin summarising the ‘need to know’ headlines from the last three months will be followed by a more focussed discussion on how to remove pension risk from your balance sheet.

12 July
Webinar – Earth, Wind, and Fire: Considering & communicating on climate risk
This webinar for LGPS Fund Officers, Pension Committee and Local Pension Board members aims to contextualise the scale of the climate challenge that faces LGPS funds, explain the impact of the anticipated MHCLG proposals on climate-related disclosures and help you consider how to invest, engage, report and interact with scheme members on climate change and Responsible Investment.

28 July
Getting ready for the Single Code of Practice and your chance to talk to the Pensions Regulator
Join this webinar to hear from Aon and Baker McKenzie experts and to pose your questions live to Nick Gannon, Policy Delivery Lead at the Pensions Regulator.
Also on our website
Read all the latest thinking and news on Aon’s Insight Zone
Visit our Insight Zone – a one-stop source for all the latest thinking from Aon’s UK Retirement and Investment teams.

Journey plans – getting the member experience right
At this webinar, Aon and LawDeb shared latest thinking on how the member experience should be managed alongside schemes' longer-term journey plans. What actions can be taken to support member decision making in the near term, and how will options and support available to members change after buyout?

Risk Settlement Conference: Identifying your journey to settlement
What actions can you take to reach pension scheme settlement, and what are the key considerations for your journey? Our conference discussed the latest trends, market updates and findings from Aon’s 2021 Journey to Settlement Survey

Decisions, decisions – new possibilities for trustees
Listen to our webinar where Professor Iain Clacher, from the University of Leeds, and Aon’s Susan Hoare draw on the key findings of a major new report and provide practical, actionable guidance.

Aon DC Live Week: Keeping on track in challenging times
Aon’s DC Live week shared latest thinking and thought leadership across a range of topics – from checking whether your scheme is on track to deliver adequate retirement outcomes, and finding out what schemes are really doing about Responsible Investing, to how the industry is waking up to providing better support at retirement. All sessions now available on demand.

Insights from Aon’s UK Accounting Strategy Team
See how your pension scheme performed in 2020 (and why), and the latest market trends – including the impact of COVID-19 and RPI reform. During this discussion, our experts also walked through real world actions to help you to outperform the market in 2021.

Your buyout journey – doing it with more certainty & less cost
Our webinar covers how to prepare your assets at the outset and as you move closer to buyout; considerations and benefits of doing phased buy-ins; managing investment through the broking process; and what makes a scheme more attractive to insurers in a busy market.

Navigating today’s de-risking market
Listen to our recent webinar giving informative insights into the settlement opportunities available to your scheme in 2021 and beyond, and what you need to do to ensure that you are in the strongest position to begin your de-risking journey.

Online monitoring tool for your scheme
Our Risk Analyzer tool is now used by over 950 schemes to monitor various financial and risk measures. This video gives you an example of how Risk Analyzer could help you.
Looking for more information?
Check out these additional resources:
Previous editions
Contact and Connect
Subscribe to Pension Clicks
Find out more about our
tailored solutions
Contact Us
This email message was sent by Aon. We are committed to maintaining your privacy and you may opt-out of receiving further email marketing communications at any time. Please see our Privacy Policy.

Please click here to manage your communication preferences.

If you do not wish to receive our marketing communications, please click here.

About this email: We periodically send information, announcements, and invitations like this to clients of Aon and others who have expressed an interest in receiving this information. We use cookies in our emails and newsletters to understand your interests and preferences. 

Copyright ©. Aon Solutions UK Limited. All rights reserved.

Aon Solutions UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Aon Solution UK Limited's Delegated Consulting Services (DCS) in the UK are managed by Aon Investments Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.