Life as a Professional Trustee: EP1

In the latest podcast from the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pensions team, Tim Smith, Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Jane Beverley, Professional Trustee at Law Debenture to discuss: • what life is like as a professional trustee; • key challenges schemes are grappling with at the moment; • a trustee perspective on calls for pension … Read more

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

Launching the Living Pension!

We were delighted to host the London launch of the Living Wage Foundation’s new Living Pension employer accreditation today and are proud to become one of the UK’s first Living Pension employers. In the latest podcast from the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pensions team, Tim Smith, Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Katherine Chapman, Director of … Read more

Evolution or revolution? Recent developments in pensions M&A

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Michael Aherne, Partner, is joined by Alex Hutton-Mills, Co-founder and Head of Pension Corporate Finance at Cardano Advisory, to discuss corporate transactions involving occupational pension schemes and how the UK’s regulatory framework has changed over the past decade. In particular, Michael and Alex discuss: The … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep 4

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Richard Priestley, Managing Director of the Canada Life Insurance Division and Helen Hallam, Lead Counsel for Insurance at Canada Life. In their conversation, Rachel, Richard and Helen cover: Recent market conditions and affordability of bulk annuity transactions What practical … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep 3

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Simon Bramwell, Partner and Head of Longevity Risk Transactions at Barnett Waddingham and Matt Wilmington, Head of Origination – Bulk Annuities at Scottish Widows. In their conversation, Rachel, Simon and Matt cover: the preparations that schemes need to make … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep 2

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Rosie Fantom, Partner at Barnett Waddingham and Uzma Nazir, Head of Origination Structuring at Pension Insurance Corporation. They discuss small to medium sized schemes and how these schemes can best prepare for transactions. In their conversation, Rachel, Rosie and … Read more

Podcast: Pension dashboards – data, liability and regulation

In this podcast, Tim Smith, Pensions Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Richard Smith, Pension Dashboards Consultant at the Pension & Lifetime Savings Association to discuss the industry’s hopes for pension dashboards and what schemes need to do to get ready. In particular, he: explains what dashboards are and what it is hoped they will … Read more