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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we analyse UK scheme funding valuations over the last 12 months, ask whether you are feeling pained about paying to reduce pension risk and explore how schemes are managing maturity in the UK findings from our 2019 Global Pension Risk Survey.

In Depth: pension scheme funding – an analysis of completed valuations
This In Depth sets out the approaches to and results of our clients’ UK pension scheme funding valuations completed up to July 2019.

Feeling pained about paying to reduce pension risk? There's a cure for that
Aon senior partner Martin Bird shares some of the findings of our research into trustees’ and sponsors’ behavioural biases. First published in Professional Pensions.

Global Pension Risk Survey 2019: how are schemes managing their maturity?
DB schemes are maturing rapidly, with most schemes' long-term objectives now closer than they have ever been. These shorter deadlines bring decisions about both scheme assets and liabilities into sharp focus. How are schemes tackling this? The UK results of our 2019 survey will be available later this month – sign up to read findings and insights.

The Aon MasterTrust receives authorisation from TPR
The Aon MasterTrust received authorisation from TPR with effect from 5 August. We believe the authorisation process has brought necessary and positive rigour to the DC market. For Aon, it enables us to help DC scheme members to better plan for their retirement – not just through consideration of their pensions savings but by aggregating the full range of their finances. Learn more about the Aon Mastertrust.

DC scheme survey – how do you compare?
We are seeing substantial change in DC pensions, with the increase in auto-enrolment minimum contribution levels, greater integration of pensions with financial wellbeing programmes and further strengthening of the rules on pension governance, including greater transparency on costs.

Our 2019 DC Survey seeks the views of sponsors and trustees at DC schemes of all sizes. Please click here to participate.

Global Responsible Investment Report – coming soon
Responsible investing – including ESG, impact, socially responsible and mission-related investing – is fast moving up the agenda for institutional investors globally. But debates on its merits remain strong, suggesting a wide range of attitudes and views among investors. Earlier this year, we surveyed the views of a range of investors throughout the world. The findings will be available later in the autumn; you can sign up now to receive your copy.

Trustee effectiveness podcast
How can you build the right support for your pension scheme? Our new podcast on trustee effectiveness explores the issue.

Retirement podcast: a focus on the IFA market and support for DB members
Key pension news from the last month; Victoria Panormo is joined by Harvi Rana and Tom Williams to discuss how trustees/employers are responding to the FCA review of the IFA market and what support is being provided to members.

Risk Settlement Bulletin – August 2019
Our latest Bulletin looks back at a record-breaking first half of 2019 and examines current bulk annuity costs.

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

Aon in the press
This month, the Aon MasterTrust gains authorisation from the Pensions Regulator and we advise HSBC Bermuda on a £7 billion longevity swap.

September 2019

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Dates for your diary

Pensions training dates available

Sign up here to reserve your place on any of the courses on our 2019/20 pensions training calendar.

12 September, London
Responsible Investment Network
Save the date for our next RI Network meeting, taking place at our Leadenhall Street office. For more details please contact us.

18 September, London
Nudging members towards better DC decisions
An interactive half-day conference. How can we support and influence members to make decisions and to set and achieve retirement targets based on their individual financial situations?

19 September
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.

26 September, London
2 October, Leeds
2019 DB Investment Conference
2018 saw some of the worst returns and most volatile markets for a decade. With volatility likely to persist, pension schemes are offered little respite. How can you invest for success?

30 October, London
Investment Breakfast Series: Cost Transparency
The latest in our series of breakfast seminars looks at the issue of cost transparency.

Also on our website

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.

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.

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