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In this edition of Pension Clicks, we round up the latest pensions news and issues in In Sight, ask whether DC schemes are really giving members what they want and look at how trustees can maximise their effectiveness.

In Sight – February
Our quarterly summary of pensions issues includes the latest on auto-enrolment and DC charges, as well as transfer developments and a round-up of other news.

Support wanted
Lynda Whitney asks whether DC schemes are really giving members what they want in this article, first published in Pensions Age.

How can trustees become more effective?
Susan Hoare explores the challenge facing many trustees: how to balance delivering day-to-day actions with achieving their scheme’s long-term objectives, in this article first published in Pensions Age.

Improve your own trustee effectiveness – get the Between Meetings Organiser
On the back of our latest behavioural research into group decision-making biases, we have developed our Between Meetings Organiser, part of our Trustee Effectiveness Toolkit. Download a free copy to help you make the best use of time between trustee meetings.

The art of selection
What processes do pension schemes use to select their fiduciary managers? Sion Cole shares findings from our recent survey, along with best practice tips, in an article first published in Pensions Expert.

Employee Benefits and Trends Survey 2018
Now in its eighth year, the survey results show an evolving approach to benefits programmes, as organisations balance cost and a changing regulatory environment with the need to increase employee engagement and retention. Read the key findings alongside expert analysis.

Be the first to read findings from our CEMEA Investment Survey
Our first survey on approaches to investment in Europe, with a particular focus on fiduciary management, launches this quarter. Sign up for your copy now and we will send you the report as soon as it’s released.

How are you approaching responsible investing?
Responsible investing and other ESG strategies are becoming increasingly important investment considerations. What products or services are most important to you in this area? Take our survey to share your views on this rapidly evolving topic and influence our future responsible investing strategy.

Rethink 2018 – European Pension and Lifetime Savings Conference
Registration for our 2018 European pension conference is now open. The conference takes place on 20 September in Frankfurt, and will address key aspects of managing corporate pensions and retirement provision locally and globally.

Risk Settlement Bulletin - January
Continued exceptional annuity pricing sees the bulk annuity market set for record volumes in 2018, as many schemes look to capitalise on current attractive opportunities.

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

Aon in the press
This month, we complete our acquisition of leading alternative investment advisor Townsend Group and call for the regulations to be finalised on CDC pensions, which we believe can improve outcomes. We also outline the questions trustees should use to challenge their advisers.

February 2018

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Dates for your diary

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22 February, London
Aon Investment Breakfast Series - Seeking Returns
How can you improve the investment returns for your DB scheme?

28 February, London
Risk Reduction Forum
Aon’s Michael Walker joins the panel at Professional Pensions’ conference to explore the practical preparations you should make for buy-ins and longevity swaps.

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

26 April, London
Pensions Age Spring Conference
Including Aon’s Matthew Fletcher presenting on risk settlement.

20 September, Frankfurt
Rethink 2018 – European Pension and Lifetime Savings Conference
Addressing the key aspects of managing corporate pensions and retirement provision locally and globally.

Also on our website

Is your scheme ready to navigate the future?
Listen again to our webinar examining some of the challenges for trust-based DC schemes and sharing key findings from our 2017 DC Scheme Survey.

'To and Thru' to Retirement: Market Developments
Listen again to our webinar to find out more about the evolving DC retirement solutions available.

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.

Online monitoring tool for your scheme
Our Risk Analyzer tool is now used by over 750 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.