Leaving the teachers pension scheme
Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

Teachers’ Pension Scheme – lessons learned in the first half of 2019

Since our last blog posting back in March, things have moved on considerably with regard to the participation of independent schools within the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). We have had meetings with a ...

Calculating the risk on defined benefit pensions
Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

Calculating the impact of risk on defined benefit pensions

Trustees and sponsors are fully aware that legislation allows them to embrace a degree of risk for funding. Indeed, the funding plans for almost all defined benefit (DB) schemes will have some exposure to coven...

Setting strategic objectives for your investment strategy
Investment Pensions

Have you set strategic objectives for your investment advisers yet?

For the average Trustee Board, arguably the most challenging aspect of running a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme is making investment decisions. Whilst other aspects of running a pension scheme are usually ...

Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

Broadstone Group acquires Glasgow-based Thomson Dickson Consulting

Second acquisition in three months drives Broadstone expansion Broadstone, one of the UK’s fast-growing employee benefits and pensions consulting businesses, has acquired Glasgow-based Thomson Dickson Consulti...

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Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

We’re going Dutch!

After a short consultation period, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd recently gave the go-ahead for a new Dutch-style pension scheme to enter the UK market. The Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pensio...

Investment Pensions

Broadstone shortlisted at the UK Pensions Awards 2019

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year at the UK Pensions Awards 2019! In a year that saw new legal precedents being set, regulatory change come into effect, as well as...

Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

International Women’s Day at Broadstone

Broadstone is embracing International Women’s Day today and renewing our belief in Balance For Better. We’re proud of our current gender balance, we employ over 200 people, and enjoy a 50:50 ratio of female to ...

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Employee Benefits Investment Pensions

DC Trust, Master Trust or contract based – which would you choose?

With the ongoing improvements in regulation and increased requirements around running your own trust-based scheme, many employers and Trustees are considering switching, but what is best for your members and th...

Investment Pensions

Yes, many trustees have been Brexit planning – haven’t you?

Despite what has been happening in the House of Commons, we have tried to steer clear of anything Brexit related. However, at the time of writing the Brexit deadline is less than six weeks away and there are so...