September mallowstreet Round Up

September was a great month for mallowstreet.com with over 70 blogs published, almost 40 white papers, and more than 50 comments in the forums.

What were we talking about?

The community responded to the TPR Discussion Paper ‘21st Century Trusteeship and Governance’ offering their responses to 13 key questions that we had posted. These responses were submitted to The Pensions Regulator and we will keep you updated on any further correspondence that we have with the TPR.

Top Search Terms

As trustees and pension funds continue to navigate the investment landscape, liability valuation was close to the top of the list of search terms. Contributing to this is a trending discussion in the forums: analysis of the current crisis engulfing defined benefit pension schemes which includes the mallowstreet communities thoughts following Anthony Hilton’s recent article which questions the way in which defined benefit liabilities are calculated. It is a passionate discussion with over 250 views and more than 20 comments.

Top 10 Search Terms: September 2016

  1. Accounting Regulations
  2. Liability Valuation
  3. BHS
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income
  5. Buyout Market
  6. Communications
  7. DC Fund Design
  8. Equities
  9. Governance
  10. Infrastructure

Events in September

We hosted 7 events throughout September, each looking at a different theme within the UK pensions industry, including University Dinners, two Workshops, a Drive In and a Live Debate.

Reimagining our pension schemes – what does good really look like? On the 15th of September, we brought together pensions scheme members, consultants, trustees, chief investment officers and asset managers and asked the question: “what does good really look like?”

It was a fascinating discussion and the first time we had brought together scheme members and sponsors. The discussion continues here in the mallowstreet forum.

NEW mallowstreet mobile

Towards the end of the month, the mallowstreet development team released a brand new version of our app: mallowstreet mobile. We’ve received some great feedback about the app so far, and the app is an excellent way for our members to keep up with all of the conversations on mallowstreet whilst on the move.

Download it today Our new app is available via APP Store or Google Play – Search ‘mallowstreet mobile’.

Looking ahead to October

October looks to be just as busy, so be sure to log in and join the discussions on mallowstreet, as we work together to help solve the pensions and savings crisis.