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In this edition of Pension Clicks, the PPF confirms its levy arrangements for 2018-19, we release our full 2017 DC Scheme Survey and latest Pensions Podcast, discussing how to power the investment engine, and you can download a copy of our free Trustee Meeting Framework to make your meetings more effective.

PPF confirms levy arrangements for 2018/19
The PPF has confirmed details of the levy calculation for 2018/19 as well as the principles expected to apply for the following two years. Our technical update sets out the details, along with the deadlines and actions for schemes to consider.

Read the latest findings from our DC Survey
Chapter 5 of the 2017 Survey has now been released – download a copy to find out how to overcome the headwinds your scheme comes up against. You can also download the full 2017 DC Scheme Survey to read all of the results.

Powering the DC investment engine and overcoming headwinds – listen to our new podcasts
The two latest episodes in our Pensions Podcast series see Sophia Singleton and Christopher Inman discuss the investment experience for members and the ways schemes can overcome the headwinds they face.

Get your free copy of our Trustee Meeting Framework
Our latest research, in conjunction with behavioural insight agency Behave London, examines how group dynamics can impact trustee decision-making and planning strategy. Based on this research, we have developed our Trustee Meeting Framework. Download a free copy to improve the effectiveness of your meetings.

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.

98% are satisfied – are you?
Sion Cole looks at an investment and governance solution that has extremely high levels of satisfaction across the board, in this article, first published in PMI News.

Are emerging market equities as risky as they used to be?
Our Investment team looks at how volatility within emerging market equities has changed, and discusses the implications for our volatility assumptions.

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.

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.

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

Aon in the press
This month, we share our hopes and fears for pension schemes in 2018 and predict that the bulk annuity market is set to beat all records in the coming year. We also outline the six key challenges facing the Local Government Pension Scheme in the next twelve months.

January 2018

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Dates for your diary

Pensions training dates available

Sign up here to reserve your place on any of the courses on our 2018/19 pensions training calendar.

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

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

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

'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 600 schemes to monitor various financial and risk measures. This video gives you an example of how Risk Analyzer could help you.