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Pensions Expert is the Financial Times' specialist title for UK workplace pension schemes. Our thought-provoking podcasts are designed to inform trustees and advisers of UK defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes. Download to listen to debates and discussions on a range of topics, from investments to pensions law and regulation.
 
Cornwall Insight's energy market podcast, Switched on discusses a range of topics across the energy industry. Each episode considers a different aspect and are discussed by our energy market experts.Cornwall Insight are pre-eminent in energy research, analysis, consulting and intelligence. We provide research, consultancy and training to businesses across the energy value chain.Recognised as one of the top management consultancies in the energy, utilities and environmental sector by the Fina ...
 
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Podcast: The dispute between doctors, firefighters and the Treasury over who should bear the costs of the McCloud remedy could have implications beyond the directly affected schemes, damaging trust in pensions, and lowering member morale. Hymans Robertson partner Michael Ambery and Quietroom co-founder Mark Scantlebury discuss McCloud, the statemen…
 
This podcast is part of the TLT & Cornwall Insight podcast series. Here we focus on the important topic of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In this podcast, Lead Research Analyst Emma is joined by report contributors Maria Connolly, Head of Clean Energy & Real Estate at TLT and Stephen Allen, Property Director at Punch Pubs. Stephen and Ma…
 
Cornwall Insight and the UK law firm Shoosmiths have published a report on net zero strategies for businesses. With an increasing number of businesses looking to align themselves with the UK government’s net zero by 2050 ambition, companies are looking to reduce their emissions and become sustainable organisations. Pressures from consumers and inve…
 
This podcast is part of the TLT & Cornwall Insight podcast series. Here we focus on the important topic of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In this podcast, Lead Research Analyst Emma is joined by report contributor Niall Riddell, Co-Founder and CEO of public charging specialist, Paua Tech. Niall shares his views on electric vehicle chargi…
 
Our latest podcast is part of the TLT & Cornwall Insight podcast series, in which we focus on the important topic of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Alongside this series, we have prepared a report ‘Electric vehicle charging: unlocking the business models’ based on interviews with leading experts in this space. In this podcast, Cornwall I…
 
This podcast is part of the TLT & Cornwall Insight podcast series. Here we focus on the important topic of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In this podcast, Lead Research Analyst Emma is joined by report contributors Maria Connolly, Head of Clean Energy & Real Estate at TLT and Jacob Lloyd, Director, Energy Asset Finance at NatWest. Maria …
 
Green mortgages have become the poster child of green retail banking products in the UK, but despite their significant growth in the last 12-18 months, significant barriers remain. However, there are various solutions being designed in the UK and overseas that could shake up the mortgages market and help increase supply and demand. In this podcast …
 
Podcast: Inflation is one of a number of concerns for the Pension Protection Fund, with post-Covid uncertainty tempering reaction to an otherwise positive set of results released in its annual report published on Monday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Podcast: Climate change and environmental issues are front of mind for many pension schemes right now, but with the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting social inequalities at home and abroad, the social aspects of ESG investment cannot be ignored. For this episode of the Pensions Expert podcast, we talk to Stefan Lundbergh, director at Cardano, and John…
 
Podcast: The government mandating default funds be aligned with ‘net zero’ would be a way around concerns about fiduciary responsibility, but there are questions about what this would mean in practice. Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, and Gareth Stears, pensions technical consultant at Aries Insight, discuss environmental, social and governance …
 
The green bond market is forecast to hit $500bn (£366bn) by the end of this year, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative, while the UK government has just raised £10bn from its debut green bond issue. However, high demand and limited supply raises questions over pricing and yield, while the availability of suitable projects has ignited concerns …
 
Podcast: High inflation will spur more schemes to look to switch from the retail price index to the consumer price index, but there is still no way around the “rules lottery”. Eversheds Sutherland partner Stuart Earle and Aon partner Lynda Whitney discuss inflation, the botched attempt to raise the normal minimum pension age, and a new value for mo…
 
Podcast: With climate change becoming central to investment discussions, trustees also need to think about how similar risks can affect the strength of their scheme’s sponsor and its ability to stand behind the pension fund. In this podcast, Lincoln Pensions managing director Michael Bushnell explains what questions trustees need to ask, what to do…
 
Podcast: The negative reaction of the industry to the Pensions Regulator’s new code of practice shows what can happen if consultations are handled poorly, says Tim Middleton, director of policy and external affairs at the Pensions Management Institute. He is joined by Steven Taylor, partner at LCP, to discuss consultations, collective defined contr…
 
Cornwall Insight and the UK law firm Shoosmiths have published a report on consolidation in the domestic energy market. Over the last five years or so, the market has undergone a period of intense competition. Lower barriers to entry saw a rise in licensed competitors, diversifying propositions, service and added value options for consumers. Today,…
 
Podcast: The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association “could have died” from the financial damage wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, and was only saved thanks to prudent long-term planning. Richard Butcher, managing director of PTL, reflects on his tenure as PLSA chair in an episode covering guaranteed minimum pensions guidance, master trusts and b…
 
Kim Gubler, chair of the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and David Saunders, partners at Sackers, discuss defined contribution consolidation, the Aon and Willis Towers Watson abandoned merger, new developments in the pensions dashboards project and the regulator’s review of schemes eligible for the Fraud Compensation scheme. See acas…
 
Podcast: The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures requirements are a great opportunity for pension funds to set a strategy which helps them understand the financial risks involved in climate change, says Will Martindale, group head of sustainability at Cardano. He is joined by Joanne Segars, chair of the board of directors of LGPS Ce…
 
Podcast: Politicians and the pensions industry risk jeopardising the progress made on sustainable investing because they are too fond of jargon. Members are keen to get involved, but they have to understand what they are getting involved in. Georgia Stewart, chief executive of Tumelo, and Chris Hulatt, co-founder of Octopus Group, talk sustainabili…
 
Cornwall Insight’s Research Partner, Dan Atzori, discusses the impact of ESG investing on pensions with Sasha Butterworth, Head of Pensions at UK law firm TLT, and Tegolin Harding, Director at Independent Trustee Services (ITS). The UK is determined to secure leadership in everything related to ESG investment and green finance, ahead of the much an…
 
Podcast: HM Treasury’s proposals to tap defined contribution schemes for its new Long-Term Assets Fund is not a bad idea, but problems with daily dealing remain, and it requires the kind of “rigorous” scrutiny applied to other new asset classes. PensionBee chief executive Romi Savova and Jonathan Parker, head of DC and financial wellbeing at Reding…
 
Podcast: A report from the Public Accounts Committee about the public sector pensions reform has showed that Treasury ignored advice that could have prevented the McCloud case, argues Ian Neale, co-founder of Aries Insight. He is joined by Sackers partner Claire Carey, in an episode also covering industry consultation fatigue and the new Task Force…
 
The Pensions Ombudsman has declared schemes should have their transfer and due diligence procedures updated within a month of new anti-scams guidance. Compliance will require a huge amount of administrative time and resources, and trustees should give scheme administration more focus. LCP partner Francesca Bailey and Pensions Management Institute p…
 
In our latest podcast, our Research Partner, Dan Atzori, and our Senior Modeler, Tom Edwards, discuss energy governance challenges and how to overcome them. A number of key stakeholders in the energy transition are raising the issue of whether the governance status quo is adequate for achieving net zero. While there appears a growing consensus on t…
 
Podcast: Police officers, who have complained about the ramifications of the government’s McCloud remedy, face a difficult battle to get their plight rectified, in another case where inadequate policy and communications has created damaging uncertainty for members. Quietroom development lead Joe Craig and Taylor Wessing senior associate Hadassah Sh…
 
Podcast: UK pension schemes are too often under-allocated to China and missing out on the significant opportunities presented by its continued growth and development. There are, however, lingering environmental, social and governance concerns around investing in the “nominally communist” state, says RisCura investment consultant Lars Hagenbuch. He …
 
Podcast: Illiquid asset classes might seem attractive in theory, but there would be difficulties establishing them in a defined contribution pension portfolio, even if all the regulatory burdens were removed. Brian Henderson, partner and director of consulting at Mercer, is joined by Shola Salako, professional trustee at Dalriada, to discuss altern…
 
Podcast: The Treasury should create a fund to help schemes cope with the administrative load of the McCloud remedy. So says Ray Martin, director at HS Sole Trustees, who is joined by Pensions Administration and Standards Association chair Kim Gubler to discuss TPR’s new climate change agenda, the NAO’s warning about the burdensome McCloud judgment,…
 
In our first bite-size podcast, our experts take on the topic of EVs in the Capacity Market, asking: what is the Government proposing, and is it a good idea? Oliver is joined by Cornwall Insight consultants, James and Jacob, who give their views on the topic in under 10 minutes.על ידי Cornwall Insight
 
Our Head of Training, Ed Reed and Head of Relationship Development, Robert Buckley, mark 750 Energy Spectrum weekly bulletins with our latest podcast. Our experts discuss policy and regulatory changes that have been covered over 15 years of analysis and commentary from the Cornwall Insight team. From this, they look at which issues have become less…
 
Podcast: The Pensions Regulator’s policy around the use of its controversial new powers “will evolve” in response to evidence, court cases and industry experience, its director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice, David Fairs, has revealed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Podcast: For master trusts, onboarding gig economy workers who could be entitled to a pension following the Supreme Court’s Uber verdict is not as simple as it may sound. Hymans Robertson’s Patrick Bloomfield, partner, and senior DC investment consultant Victoria Panormo unpack the problem, in an episode also covering the Pensions Regulator’s draft…
 
Catherine Edwards, Emma Bill, Naomi Potter, Ruth Young and Vicky Merrison virtually came together to record a special podcast in celebration of International Women’s Day 2021. We openly discuss our experiences as women in energy and the working world, from school and university to progressing in our careers. We talk about how important confidence i…
 
Podcast: Wednesday’s budget did not go far enough to counter the “reckless conservatism” in the defined benefit landscape when it comes to risk and growth assets, hampering the government’s drive to unleash pensions on the post-pandemic recovery, according to Conservative party peer baroness Ros Altmann. She is joined by Isio partner Mike Smedley i…
 
In our latest podcast, Associate Director for Training Ed Reed, Analysts Kate Morley and Emma Bill, come together from different locations to discuss Ofgem’s Faster Switching Programme and the underlying Retail Energy Code (REC). With the new faster switching arrangements set to go-live in summer 2022, the trio revisit the programme’s aims and disc…
 
Podcast: The current law governing transfers is not fit for purpose and there are too many bodies involved in handling pension scams, according to Work and Pensions Committee chair Stephen Timms. Pensions Expert podcast has ranked third on the 'Top 15 Pension Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021' from Feedspot. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
The upcoming 'Capacity Market' and 'Contracts for Difference auctions' have put transmission network charges back under the spotlight, with generators needing to take a long-term view of 'Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS)' charges their projects will face. In this podcast, James Brabben and Andrew Enzor discuss the latest developments in T…
 
Podcast: The government’s “revolutionary” plans to tackle climate change “ain’t half prescriptive” when it comes to pensions investments, and will require a “step change” in governance to achieve. So say Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, and ITS director Tegs Harding, who also discuss the consequences of another row at the Universities Superannua…
 
In this podcast Tom Corcut, Deputy Director for wholesale markets in Ofgem joins Emma Burns, Senior Consultant Cornwall Insight to discuss the recommendations that Ofgem made in its publication on the future of system operation in January 2021. Tom and Emma talk about Ofgem’s findings and why it has made recommendations to government that the Syste…
 
Podcast: New criminal provisions in the Pension Schemes Act are so broadly drafted that they could strangle legitimate business activity, potentially resulting in unnecessary bankruptcies. So says Arc Pensions Law partner Jane Kola, who, along with Society of Pension Professionals president James Riley, warn about the potentially dire consequences …
 
Podcast: Economic uncertainty from the pandemic and the aftereffects of Brexit, solving the small pots problem and consolidation in the defined contribution universe, and yet more environmental, social and governance regulation are the themes to watch out for this year. These are the predictions for the pensions industry in 2021 from Marc Hommel, s…
 
The festive period is often a time of reflection, and given the recent publication of the Capacity Market prequalification, we thought it was a good chance to look back at what participants have had to go through to get to this point. In our latest podcast, two members of our Consultancy team, James Cunningham and Alex McGregor, reflect on the many…
 
Jo Myerson, trustee director at Ross Trustees, tells Pensions Expert it is important that trustees comply with the Competition and Markets Authority’s self-certification rules early in order to avoid a mad, post-Christmas dash to meet the January 7 deadline. She is joined by David Rae, head of strategic client solutions at Russell Investments, in a…
 
In our latest podcast, Cornwall Insight’s Research Partner, Dan Atzori, speaks with Maria Connolly, partner and head of Clean Energy & Real Estate at TLT, about electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. The decarbonisation of mobility is now increasingly seen as a priority by policy makers and market players on a global level, and the nu…
 
As schemes might struggle to find information about members who are due top-ups to past transfers due to guaranteed minimum pensions equalisation, the industry is being called on to work together and help close those data gaps. Lynda Whitney, partner at Aon, and David Brooks, technical director at Broadstone, discuss what lies ahead for trustees an…
 
In our latest podcast, Senior Consulting Analyst Jacob Briggs and Senior Retail Analyst Oliver Archer get carried away discussing what new data-driven service suppliers and energy service companies are offering customers, and what innovative offerings are in the pipeline. From decarbonising household supply, to helping the elderly age well at home,…
 
The apparent contradiction between the Treasury’s new exit payment cap and existing Local Government Pension Scheme regulations risks limiting employers’ ability to restructure their workforce, warns Alison Murray, partner and head of public sector actuarial at Aon. She is joined by Linklaters counsel Anna Taylor, in a conversation also covering a …
 
In our latest podcast, Associate Director for Training Ed Reed, Analysts Tom Faulkner and Emma Bill come together from different locations to discuss the importance of energy supplier good practice in ensuring compliance and delivering good consumer outcomes. With Ofgem having moved towards more principles-based regulation, the trio discuss best pr…
 
The plethora of administrative maladies facing the NHS pension scheme should be addressed by a three stage approach: capping the problem; a reactive process prioritising those closest to retirement; and proactive use of the dashboard, says Peter Glancy, head of policy development at Scottish Widows. He’s joined by Helen Morrissey, corporate PR spec…
 
Following on from our previous podcast two months ago, 'Crystal Balling - Future power prices and the impacts of net zero'. Emma Burns, Senior Consultant, and Tom Edwards, Senior Modeller, reunited to discuss the thinking behind our 'Benchmark Power curve service' and our view of the market and prices out to 2050. They discuss how we can expect pri…
 
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