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Pensions Expert is the Financial Times' specialist title for UK workplace pension schemes.


Our thought-provoking podcasts are designed to inform trustees and advisers of UK defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes.


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Pensions Expert is the Financial Times' specialist title for UK workplace pension schemes.


Our thought-provoking podcasts are designed to inform trustees and advisers of UK defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes.


Download to listen to debates and discussions on a range of topics, from investments to pensions law and regulation.

    Budget 2021: ‘Reckless conservatism’ in DB landscape

    Budget 2021: ‘Reckless conservatism’ in DB landscape

    Podcast: Wednesday’s budget did not go far enough to counter the “reckless conservatism” in the defined benefit landscape when it comes to risk and growth assets, hampering the government’s drive to unleash pensions on the post-pandemic recovery, according to Conservative party peer baroness Ros Altmann. She is joined by Isio partner Mike Smedley in a discussion that also includes the lifetime allowance freeze and what was missing from the chancellor’s statement.
     
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    Timms calls for pension transfer rules change

    Timms calls for pension transfer rules change

    Podcast: The current law governing transfers is not fit for purpose and there are too many bodies involved in handling pension scams, according to Work and Pensions Committee chair Stephen Timms.
    Pensions Expert podcast has ranked third on the 'Top 15 Pension Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021' from Feedspot.
     
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    Tackling climate change will require a ‘step change’ in governance

    Tackling climate change will require a ‘step change’ in governance

    Podcast: The government’s “revolutionary” plans to tackle climate change “ain’t half prescriptive” when it comes to pensions investments, and will require a “step change” in governance to achieve. So say Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, and ITS director Tegs Harding, who also discuss the consequences of another row at the Universities Superannuation Scheme and the cartelisation of the advisory market.
     
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    New powers in Pension Schemes Act could cause bankruptcies

    New powers in Pension Schemes Act could cause bankruptcies

    Podcast: New criminal provisions in the Pension Schemes Act are so broadly drafted that they could strangle legitimate business activity, potentially resulting in unnecessary bankruptcies. So says Arc Pensions Law partner Jane Kola, who, along with Society of Pension Professionals president James Riley, warn about the potentially dire consequences and call for more clarity from the regulator. More cheerfully, this inauguration day episode also covers the future of actuaries, small pots, and Donald Trump’s pension.
     
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    Economic uncertainty and DC consolidation to mark 2021

    Economic uncertainty and DC consolidation to mark 2021

    Podcast: Economic uncertainty from the pandemic and the aftereffects of Brexit, solving the small pots problem and consolidation in the defined contribution universe, and yet more environmental, social and governance regulation are the themes to watch out for this year. These are the predictions for the pensions industry in 2021 from Marc Hommel, senior pensions adviser at EY-Parthenon, and Sue Pemberton, head of technology and DC consulting at Premier Pensions.
     
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    Trustees advised to self-certify before Christmas

    Trustees advised to self-certify before Christmas

    Jo Myerson, trustee director at Ross Trustees, tells Pensions Expert it is important that trustees comply with the Competition and Markets Authority’s self-certification rules early in order to avoid a mad, post-Christmas dash to meet the January 7 deadline. She is joined by David Rae, head of strategic client solutions at Russell Investments, in an episode also covering insolvencies, superfunds and the fallout from the reform of the retail price index.
     
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