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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we release the results of our 2017 Fiduciary Management Survey, analyse UK pension schemes' funding valuations completed over the last 12 months, and explore how a phased approach to bulk annuity purchases can deliver the best outcome for your scheme.

Hot off the press – 2017 Fiduciary Management Survey
Our 2017 Fiduciary Management Survey is released today, examining latest trends and practices in delegated investment and sharing our views on the market.

In Depth: Pension scheme funding – an analysis of completed valuations
This In Depth sets out the approaches to and results of UK pension schemes' funding valuations completed up to July 2017.

Could a phased approach to bulk annuity deliver the best outcome for your scheme?
An increasing number of schemes are transferring their liabilities and associated risks to the insurance sector tranche by tranche. Tiziana Perrella explores the benefits of this approach in an article first published in PMI News.

Client-driven evolution
How have fiduciary management solutions evolved in the UK, and how has client-driven evolution helped to drive greater transparency? Sion Cole investigates in this article, first published in Pensions Age.

Achieving better investment performance: time to delegate?
In this paper, we discuss the investment challenges that are impacting the DC investment market. How can trustees address these challenges and what does a solution look like?

New Investment blog – no silver bullets
In the first post from our new Investment blog, Tim Gardener looks at why there are no silver bullets in investment.

Sign up for your copy of our 2017 DC Survey
Our 2017 DC Survey will be out soon. Pre-register and make sure you get your copy as soon as it is released.

Risk Settlement bulletin – August
Exceptional annuity pricing is expected to continue until at least early 2018, and longevity swap activity is expected to increase. We examine why any de-risking strategy should include consideration of bulk annuities, and why corporate accounting changes open the door for de-risking opportunities.

Risk Settlement half-year update
The first half of 2017 has seen unusually high annuity volumes, although spare capacity remains for both pensioner buy-ins and full scheme deals.

2018 Pensions Conferences open for registration
You can now sign up for our 2018 Pension Conferences, which take place in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. The conferences are designed for trustees as well as pensions, HR and finance professionals who make decisions about their company's pension scheme. Attendees will receive 4.5 CPD points for full day attendance.

Week in Markets
A summary of market movements over the past week.

Aon in the press
This month, Aon is appointed by Givaudan SA to provide global delegated investment management. We announce Aon's acquisition of the leading real estate investment adviser, Townsend Group and appoint Lucy Barron to our Investment team.

September 2017

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Dates for your diary

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12 September
DC Investment Breakfast
Discussing the evolution of DC investments and DC scheme structures.

20 September, London
Effective negotiation skills for trustees
A practical breakfast session for DB trustees, held in association with Cass Business School, and including Cass's Professor Cliff Oswick presenting alongside Aon's experts.

21 September, London
Pensions Age Autumn Conference
Sion Cole will address key considerations around fiduciary management.

27 September, London
5 October, Leeds

New Investment Horizons
These free half-day conferences will focus on the investment landscape for DB pension schemes.

28 September
What can we learn from the 2017 Global Pension Risk Survey?
This global webinar will address the findings from our EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific Global Pension Risk Surveys.

11 October
'To and Thru' to Retirement: Market Developments
Join our webinar to find out more about the evolving solutions available.

18-20 October, Manchester
PLSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
We will be speaking on DC and fiduciary management as part of the 'New Horizons' stream.

Also on our website

Facts and Figures
An overview of annual pension statistics.

Global Pension Risk Survey – UK findings webinar
Listen again to our webinar on how UK DB schemes are managing risk today, and what they plan for the future.

2017 Annual Funding Statement – Managing Valuations in Uncertain Conditions
Listen again to our webinar on the Pensions Regulator's Statement.

Five pension ailments being felt by FDs today and how to treat them
Listen again to our webinar with Financial Director and find out how to health-check your pension scheme.

Book in for your free DB health check
Aon's free DB health-check enables you to carry out a quick assessment of your own scheme.

Online monitoring tool for your scheme
Our Risk Analyzer tool is now used by over 600 schemes to monitor various financial and risk measures. This video gives you an example of how Risk Analyzer could help you.

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.