Tag: Pensions

Risks from leverage: how did a small corner of the pensions industry threaten financial stability? – Speech by Sarah Breeden

On 7 November 2022, Sara Breeden (Executive Director, Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Bank of England) gave a speech at the ISDA and AIMA on ‘Risks from leverage: how did a small corner of the pensions industry threaten financial stability?’ In her speech, Ms Breeden sets out how leverage outside the banking sector can create … Continue Reading

FCA publishes Consultation Paper on calculating redress for non-compliant pension transfer advice

On 2 August 2022, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published Consultation Paper 22/15 ‘Calculating redress for non-compliant pension transfer advice’ (CP22/15). In CP22/15 the FCA is proposing to set up a redress scheme for people who transferred out of the British Steel Pensions Scheme (BSPS). This should see firms pay over £70 million of compensation … Continue Reading

FCA consults on British Steel Pension Scheme consumer redress scheme

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on proposals for a redress scheme for former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) who were given unsuitable advice to transfer out of the scheme and suffered financial loss. The BSPS, a large defined benefit pension scheme, had to be restructured after Tata Steel faced financial … Continue Reading

After TCFD, could TNFD compliance be next?

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has released a prototype of its risk management and disclosure framework for nature-related risks. The TNFD wants trustees of pension schemes to start taking action now. The framework is designed to assist companies, investors and lenders in accounting for nature-related risks and opportunities in their decision-making. In effect, the … Continue Reading

Full steam ahead on Pensions Dashboards

New draft regulations show that schemes have much to do to get ready for Pensions Dashboards.  For master trusts and defined contribution (DC) auto-enrolment schemes the pressure is on. Dashboards are online platforms which will allow people to view information about all their pensions, including their state pensions, in one place.  The Pensions Dashboards Programme … Continue Reading