In light of Covid-19 and recent market events, trustees should be reviewing their current investment and governance arrangements to ensure they remain appropriate to enable decisions to be made quickly, according to recent guidance from The Pensions Regulator.
Prior to the current situation, the Competition and Markets Authority set out an order requiring trustees to set objectives for anyone who provides investment advice to trustees, whether an investment consultant, or fiduciary manager.
TPR’s supporting guidance for trustees on setting objectives allows trustee boards, many for the first time, to assess the performance of their investment adviser and judge value for money.
TPR’s guidance recommends that schemes:
- State objectives that take account of the scope of investment services offered
- Use balanced scorecards to evaluate investment advice
- Understand that it is against the spirit of the order for investment consultants or fiduciary managers to set and measure their own objectives
What should these objectives look like, how will they be measured, how often and what happens next?
Please note that this PLSA webinar is only open to PLSA Fund members.
What you’ll learn
- Necessity and impact of the CMA order to set and assess clear strategic investment objectives
- How this guidance will work, for example the balanced scorecard, measurement and assessment process and the benefits for trustee boards
- Wider implications for the Defined Benefit (DB) pension industry
- Any implications of Covid-19 and recent market events.