DB scheme consolidation - rising up the agenda in 2018 and beyond
01 Feb 2018
Consolidation of DB schemes is a subject that’s been gaining momentum and increasing amounts of attention. To help you make sense of and get a better understanding of the market, we're producing a series of blogs that will look at all aspects of the consolidation debate: from why legislative change isn’t necessary to see more schemes go down this route; why it’s not just a small scheme issue; a look at all the different flavours of consolidation in existence and development; as well as lessons to be learned from other countries further down the consolidation road.
We have a great line up of external contributors, along with our own, to give you a breadth of viewpoints and insight, helping you understand what, if any, type of consolidation could be right for your scheme. What’s right for any scheme depends on its individual circumstances.
Kicking-off with Patrick Bloomfield, one of our Partners, we tackle the misconception that legislative change is needed to see more consolidation. You can read his blog here, we hope you enjoy. Look out for our other blogs over the coming weeks:
- New legislation isn't needed to see more consolidation
- DB consolidation - an option for schemes of all shapes and sizes
- 25 years of consolidation - what does the future look like?
- Avoid the queue: your fast-track pass to buy-out
- Sole Trusteeship as a form of consolidation - guest blog by Harus Rai, Head of Sole Trusteeship at Capital Cranfield
- A landmark case: learnings from FirstGroup's £1bn LGPS consolidation
- Exploring DB platforms as a form of consolidation
- DB master trust - has its time now come?
- Consolidation in the Dutch market - guest blog by Albert Smolenaers, Sprenkels & Verschuren
- Next steps for consolidation: our wish list for DWP's white paper
Please join the debate, leave comments and let us know if you have any questions.