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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we explore how you can make faster progress against your long-term pensions objectives and look at why the upward trend in investment delegation continues, as well as asking how diversified your global equity portfolio is.

Make faster progress against your long-term pensions objectives
Many companies feel that unsustainable resources are being dedicated to pensions, while progress against key objectives is limited by the time that complex pension projects entail. An Implemented Consulting framework delegates some lower level pension decisions to our expert consultants, saving significant costs and risk. Here we share some case studies.

The upward trend continues
We explore the continuing trend towards fiduciary management in this article, which also looks at the factors behind Aon’s success at the 2017 European Pensions Awards, where we won the Fiduciary Management award.

How diversified is your global equity portfolio?
In this paper we suggest a number of ways to address equity risk, including making allocations to emerging markets, taking a tactical underweight position to the US, and implementing currency hedging.

Acronym abbreviation angst
The latest blog from Aon’s Tim Gardener, a partner in Aon’s investment business, explores the problems with investment abbreviations and acronyms.

What are you looking for in a DC scheme?
Depending on the level of involvement you want, we have a solution that can support you – from an ‘investment-only’ or bundled solution for trust-based schemes to a master trust or group personal pension arrangement for those looking to completely outsource.

An ageing population – threat or opportunity for your business?
What does the ‘ageing of Europe’ mean for your business and are you thinking about the risks and opportunities this new challenge presents? Our new whitepaper explores the issues.

DC: new twists and turns
DB to DC transfers and data protection are just a couple of the items discussed by Lynda Whitney and other industry experts in this write-up of a roundtable organised by Pensions Age.

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

How effective is your scheme’s trusteeship? Take our Trustee Effectiveness Review
Trustees cite a lack of time, resources, knowledge and information as key obstacles to effectiveness. How effective is the trusteeship of your scheme?

Risk Settlement bulletin – September
2017 has continued to see improvements in bulk annuity pricing for a wide range of transactions. For some schemes we expect the cost of securing all benefits with an insurer to have reduced by as much as 10% over the last 12 months.

Aon in the press
This month, we note that admin’s role in risk settlement must not be under-estimated, and Steve Bale joins our Risk Settlement team. Our survey shows that nimbleness and expertise are seen as the biggest benefits of fiduciary management.

October 2017

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Dates for your diary

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5 October, Leeds
New Investment Horizons
This free half-day conference will focus on the investment landscape for DB pension schemes.

11 October
'To and Thru' to Retirement: Market Developments
Join our DC Solutions webinar to find out 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.

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.

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.

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

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.