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  • 3 March 2020

    TPR releases its consultation on a new DB funding code of practice

    Today, TPR released its consultation on a new DB funding code of practice. We look at what this means for trustees and sponsors of DB pension schemes and highlight the key points. Key points for trustees and sponsors to note are: 1 Twin track regulatory approach to scheme funding As expected, TPR is proposing a dual […] More

  • 3 February 2020

    Pension Protection Fund Levy Certification 2020/21 – deadline soon

    The deadline for trustees and sponsors to certify contingent assets to reduce their Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy will soon be upon us. This includes group company guarantees (“Type A” contingent assets) and asset backed contribution (“ABC”) structures. Many will have received levy benefit from these assets in previous years but will need to re-certify […] More

  • 24 January 2020

    Dan Mindel co-writes article for International Corporate Rescue on defined benefit pension schemes

    Dan Mindel, Managing Director and Herbert Smith Freehills partners John Whiteoak and Kevin Pullen explain how defined benefit pensions schemes influence corporate restructurings and consider the impact of the proposed new Pensions Bill. Read the full article here Find out about our Restructuring Services or read Dan’s bio. More

  • 12 November 2019

    We speak at the DB journey planning summit

    We are delighted to be involved in the DB journey planning summit run by Pensions Age and Just, taking place on Friday 15 November. Senior Advisor, Francis Fernandes, along with Jane Roskill, Chair of Trustees, Quilter Cheviot Retirement Benefits Scheme, will present a case study at one of the sessions: Reflecting the employer covenant in […] More

  • 6 November 2019

    We comment on Mothercare’s pension schemes for BBC News

    Dan Mindel gives comment to BBC News following the announcement from Mothercare about it’s proposed plans to move their UK pension schemes to its international business. Dan Mindel, MD at Lincoln Pensions, said: “Transferring its two employee pension schemes from the UK subsidiary to the group parent company, would certainly be a good outcome for […] More

  • 18 October 2019

    We advise the Trustees of the Asda Group Pension Scheme on £3.8bn buy-in

    We are delighted to announce that we have successfully advised the Trustees of the Asda Group Pension Scheme, on its recent £3.8bn buy-in with Rothesay Life Plc. This will secure the benefits of over 13,000 members. The buy-in has been secured in anticipation of a full buy-out of the Scheme in the next 20 to 24 […] More

  • 18 July 2019

    We’ve joined the Diversity Project to help make a positive change

    We are delighted to announce that we have become members of the Diversity Project, whose aim is to recruit, nurture and retain the first truly diverse generation of Savings and Investment professionals. The Diversity Project believes that recognisable and measurable progress can be achieved over a five-year time frame. They aim to achieve diversity across all […] More

  • 11 July 2019

    Closing the Gender Pensions Gap

    Today, the Pensions Policy Institute has launched its report on the Gender Pensions Pay Gap which has been sponsored by our sister company, NOW: Pensions. The report explores why the gender pensions gap exists and suggests what could be done to close the gap. Read the report. Read the Gender Pensions Gap blog Back to […] More

  • 21 June 2019

    We won Sponsor Covenant Advisor award for the second year running

    We are thrilled to announce that we were named the Sponsor Covenant Advisor of the year, at the European Pensions awards, on Thursday 20th June. This is our second year as winners of this category and we are immensely proud for the continued recognition in the pensions industry. We were also shortlisted for the Pensions […] More

  • 3 June 2019

    House of IRM: Pension Journeys

    We are delighted to share our integrated risk management (IRM) approach ‘Pension Journeys’ in our House of IRM series. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has for some time been advocating that pension scheme trustees employ integrated thinking. In TPR’s most recent Annual Funding Statement (2019), it again focused on taking an integrated approach. The approach revolves […] More