Training

DC governance

Whilst training for DB trustees is long-established, regular training for DC trustees and governance committees is still an evolving area. At bac we have a wide range of options to support your DC training needs, including online modules and face-to-face workshops.

A key area of training concerns members’ retirement choices and what these mean for default investment strategies. By spending time working through the principles with trustees and sponsors, clients have been well prepared for their next review of investment strategy and/or provider.

For developing communication strategies, training sessions on the market campaigns run by major providers and by the Government can provide useful talking points. The psychology of how we make financial decisions is also helpful in these discussions.

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24 January 2020

In the news this week, the ACA calls for AE contribution increases plus tax and pension simplification, MaPS launches its 10 year financial wellbeing strategy and the AA consults on stopping future DB accrual.

Pensions Arena January 2020

2019 marked 50 years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and this was obviously on the Queen’s mind in her Christmas message as she talked about a bumpy year but one with small steps of progress as well. In terms of pensions, it also felt like a year of small steps and occasional bumps. In this quarter’s Arena, we take a positive look back at 2019, as well as looking forward to some expected pension developments over 2020.

Pensions Arena October 2019

Despite the very different circumstances facing individual companies, bac‘s autumn 2019 survey reveals a surprisingly consistent picture of the actions which companies are finding most attractive to manage their DB and DC pension arrangements.

DB Governance Case Studies

As DB liabilities have become legacy issues to be managed, governance has become the umbrella term for a broad range of risk management tools. In this publication, we look at the DB governance solutions we have helped our clients to implement.

A match made in heaven?

As pension trustees and sponsors get serious about good governance, a key question is whether technology can play a meaningful role or is simply an expensive addition that looks good but adds little value?