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The Pensions Regulator’s Annual Funding Statement 2020 – emphasis on covenant assessment
Guy Mander

01 May 2020

The Pensions Regulator has published its annual funding statement for defined benefit pension schemes. This is particularly relevant for schemes with valuation dates between 22 September 2019 and 21 September 2020.

Pension scheme trustees and the coronavirus crisis: responding to the TPR guidance
Guy Mander

08 April 2020

In this article, we summarise the key themes emerging from the TPR coronavirus guidance and what pensions trustees should do in response.

Insurers are all the same…aren’t they?

01 November 2019

A rather technical corner of the pensions’ world has recently highlighted a more general issue: how far do we need to ‘look behind the curtain’ at what a financial regulator does?

James Hawksworth

Director

James has extensive experience in solvent restructuring, distressed turnaround and formal insolvency, working with directors and stakeholders to deliver effective solutions for businesses in distress, maximising recoveries and protecting the position of his clients.

The future of pension scheme trusteeship
Ian Bell

27 February 2019

The Pensions landscape in the UK is changing. With pressures from regulators and members, and the personal responsibilities they have towards their members, today’s trustees are under more stress than ever. Read our report to uncover how the role of the trustee is changing.

Integrated risk management – 2018 update
Donald Fleming

12 October 2018

How is integrated risk management (IRM) evolving in the pensions world? In this webinar, IRM expert Donald Fleming discusses how to optimise DB scheme governance and manage risks, using business analysis and scenario planning tools.

Liquidators secure successful outcome in longest-running Cayman Islands trial
Bruce Mackay

01 June 2018

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has today found in favour of Liquidators from RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP (Bruce Mackay) and FRP Advisory LLP (Geoff Carton-Kelly) in the UK, and Chris Johnson Associates (Chris Johnson and Russell Homer) of the Cayman Islands who together are dealing with six defendant companies (known as “the AwalCos”) and are advised by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP (CRS) in the Islands’ longest ever trial (also one of the largest fraud trials ever litigated worldwide) – with circa US$9billion damages claimed.

US tax changes – an issue for UK pension schemes
Donald Fleming

30 May 2018

US tax changes causing some major US corporations to relocate some of their business operations to a lower corporate tax rate country could cause an issue for UK pension schemes. Find out how the changes will affect pension schemes and what to do to avoid unintended consequences.

Pension Protection Fund Levy 2018/2019
Guy Mander

01 February 2018

The Pension Protection Fund has finalised its guidance for the purposes of the 2018/19 levy. The certification wording has not changed particularly – so what has changed?

RSM partner to chair Employer Covenant Working Group
Donald Fleming

02 August 2017

RSM partner Donald Fleming has been elected chair of the Employer Covenant Working Group with effect from 1 August 2017.

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