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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we look at the Regulator's annual funding statement and the latest on DC charges and pensions advice in In Sight, explore how one company made a £3m P&L improvement through implemented consulting and invite you to tell us your three biggest pensions challenges.

In Sight – August
Our quarterly summary of pensions issues includes the Regulator's annual funding statement, as well as the latest on DC charges and pensions advice; and a round-up of cases and other news.

Implemented consulting in action
Andrew Grime discovers how one company made a £3m P&L improvement for no direct cost and through just one meeting, with Aon’s Implemented Pension Consulting.

Please tell us your biggest pensions challenges!
Pick your three biggest challenges in our one-question survey for your chance to win a John Lewis voucher or £100 for the charity of your choice.

Unlocking the efficiencies of an investment platform
Find out how £1bn+ DB schemes can benefit from operational infrastructures.

Factor-based investing
What is factor-based investing, and which investors is it best suited to? Our latest Investment whitepaper investigates.

Managed futures
Investors looking to improve the quality of returns in their portfolio often look to make an allocation that has a low correlation to their other holdings as part of their long-term strategy. One such answer is to invest in a managed futures strategy.

Aon managed defined contribution funds
We take a look at the performance of the Aon Managed Retirement Pathway Funds, as well as the benefits for your scheme and its members.

Choosing to transfer
What are the drivers behind the recent increase in the volume of transfer value payments out of DB schemes? Ben Roe investigates in this article, first published in Pensions Week.

Longevity market opens up to smaller schemes
The range of insurance options for smaller schemes is increasing. Hannah Cook looks at the four reasons for this expansion in an article first published in Professional Pensions.

Risk Settlement Bulletin – July
Pricing has continued to improve in the bulk annuity market; if this persists, scheme demand may start to put pressure on market capacity.

Sign up for copies of our 2017 DC and Fiduciary Management surveys
Our 2017 DC and Fiduciary Management surveys will both be out soon. Pre-register and make sure you get your copies as soon as they are released.

Is it time to review your DC arrangements?
Most of your employees will now be saving for retirement through your DC plan. Is your plan the best it can be? Listen to our podcast, in association with HRD Connect.

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

Facts and Figures
An overview of annual pension statistics.

Aon in the press
This month, we report that longevity pricing is back in synch, which is one of the reasons we believe that the stars are aligning in the bulk annuity market. We explore new investment opportunities in property and issue a reminder that the investment pools deadline for LGPS is looming. Aon’s acquisition of Portus Consulting boosts our employee benefits capabilities.

August 2017

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Dates for your diary

Pensions training dates available

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5 September, London
Professional Pensions DC Conference
Aon will address the challenges and opportunities for DC pension schemes and give insights from our 2017 DC survey.

6 September
Transfer Options webinar
As more and more DB members take transfer values than ever before, this webinar will address the factors driving this trend and how trustees in particular should react.

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.

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

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.