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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we round up recent pensions news in In Sight, release chapters one and two of our 2017 DC Survey, with an accompanying podcast, and identify schemes’ five biggest DB challenges.

In Sight – November
Our quarterly summary of pensions issues looks at the Regulator's scheme governance initiatives, as well as new money laundering regulations and a round-up of cases and other news.

Navigating the future – DC Survey 2017
Our 2017 DC Survey is newly released. It focuses on the concerns and obstacles facing trustees and pension scheme sponsors, with strategies that will help you to find the best approach. You can read chapter 1: Setting the Direction and chapter 2: Plotting the Course for Contributions.

Podcast: exploring the findings from our DC Survey
In the Aon Pension Podcast, Sophia Singleton and Lynda Whitney discuss Chapter 1 of the DC Survey and explore what you can expect to see in the full report.

The five biggest DB pensions challenges today
We asked trustees and scheme managers what their biggest DB challenges are. This document reveals the five biggest issues – and what you can do to tackle them.

Expertise and nimbleness – the keys to success
Sion Cole looks at the two key factors driving the continued strong demand for fiduciary management in this article, first published in Professional Pensions.

Responsible for pensions outside the UK? Take our short survey
Our first investment survey focusing on Continental Europe is now open. Take part in the short survey – or encourage your colleagues with responsibility for non-UK schemes to – and benchmark your approach to investment.

How ready are you to de-risk?
Our quick questionnaire will enable you to benchmark your approach to, and readiness for, a de-risking exercise. Take part and receive the findings for free – plus one respondent will win a £100 John Lewis voucher.

The Aon Benefits Score
The Benefits Score is a new, quantitative way of measuring the success of your benefits strategy. Employers are given a score out of 100, enabling them to benchmark and address key considerations when designing and implementing online benefits.

Risk Settlement bulletin – October
Annuity pricing has been exceptional over the last few months, but how much better can it get?

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

Aon in the press
This month, Aon’s acquisition of Portus Consulting is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority. We encourage schemes to check their cyber resilience and advise Smiths Industries on their £207m annuity with Canada Life.

November 2017

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Dates for your diary

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2 November
Webinar: Globally diversified? What to factor into your analysis
Join us for our latest Investment Outlook webcast.

2 November, Birmingham
9 November, Manchester
Breakfast seminar – Flexible retirement from DB schemes
Two breakfast events discussing flexible retirement from DB schemes and showcasing the Aon Retirement Options Model. A leading IFA will also talk about their experience in supporting members as part of the retirement process.

9 November, London
Investment breakfast series: Absolute return and unconstrained global equities
Hear the latest on absolute returns and unconstrained active global equities at this breakfast seminar.

8 November, Birmingham
21 November, Manchester
7 December, London
Breakfast briefing: Capitalising on exceptional annuities pricing
Join our Risk Settlement team to hear how schemes can capitalise on the attractive pricing available in the bulk annuities market.

15 November
DC Insight – The future of defined contribution
Including Aon's Steven Leigh presenting on scheme support for members.

21 November
Trustee Effectiveness webinar
How can you deliver on tPR’s requirements around 21st century trusteeship and governance?

6 December, The Cube, Birmingham
A day in the life of a CIO
You’re invited to join us for the latest in our Investment Dinner series, to discuss the issues facing CIOs and CEOs today.

February – May 2018
2018 Pensions Conferences
Join us for our annual Pensions Conferences taking place in Birmingham, London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh.

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.

Global Pension Risk Survey – global findings webinar
Listen again to our webinar sharing the findings from our global GPR Survey series.

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.