The Evolving At Retirement Pensions Market

In the latest podcast from the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pensions team, Mark Howard, Of Counsel, is joined by Claire Altman, Managing Director of Individual Retirement at Phoenix to discuss: the challenges for retirement decision making; retirement product design and advice for members; and whether collective DC schemes might offer an alternative solution at retirement. To … Read more

New long-term funding requirements for DB schemes – Are they fit for purpose?

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Tim Smith, Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Jon Forsyth, Partner and Actuary at LCP, to discuss the Government’s proposals regarding the need for defined benefit (DB) schemes to implement a long-term funding and investment strategy. In particular, Tim and Jon discuss:  the likely impact … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities Ep5 – Just three tips for planning a buy-out

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Mark Howard, Of Counsel is joined by Prashant Mehta, Business Development Manager at Just. In their conversation, Mark and Prash cover: • Top three tips for Trustees and Employers looking to enter into a Bulk Purchase Annuity; • What Just does to help schemes get … Read more

Pensions and ESG Ep5 – ESG, the ‘teenage years’

In this latest podcast in our Pensions and ESG series, Head of Responsible Investment at Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), Ashley Hamilton-Claxton joins our Pensions Professional Support Consultant, Tim Smith to discuss recent ESG developments and how Royal London and its clients are responding to these. In this podcast, Ashley discusses: • how the measurement … Read more

Pensions and ESG Ep4 – Greening Finance and Investment

In this latest podcast in our Pensions and ESG series, Professor Iain Clacher, Professor of Pensions & Finance at Leeds University Business School and Lead Researcher for Pensions and Asset Management for the new Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, joins Michael Aherne, Pensions Partner, to discuss the plans for the Centre and how it … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep2: In conversation with Tracy Blackwell, PIC

In this second episode in our series on diversity in pensions, Samantha Brown Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by Tracy Blackwell, CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and they discuss: • the purpose of finance • the importance of businesses having a purpose and how this impacts on … Read more

Podcast: Pensions & ESG Ep3 – Responsible investment in practice

In the latest podcast in our series on Pensions and ESG Caroline Escott, Senior Investment Manager at RPMI Railpen discusses what it means to implement a responsible investment strategy in practice. In particular, Caroline shares: how her interest in responsible investment and stewardship began and her career journey to date how RPMI Railpen is preparing … Read more

Podcast: Pensions and ESG Ep2 – Implementing ESG in DC pensions

We are delighted to share the latest podcast in our series on ‘Pensions and ESG’, featuring Emma Douglas, former Head of DC at Legal & General Investment Management. As policymakers, regulators and civil society groups increase the pressure on pension funds and asset managers to demonstrate that they are effectively managing environmental, social and governance … Read more

Podcast: Pensions Policy EP2 – What to expect in 2021?

We thought it would be helpful for our listeners if we considered some of the key pensions-related themes and risks that we expect to emerge in 2021. Therefore, in our latest pensions podcast Rachel Pinto and Michael Aherne from our UK pensions team discuss their predictions for 2021 relating to: the new offences and regulatory … Read more