Managing Defined Benefit Schemes

Published: 9 August 2019

Pensions Age Reports states “Defined benefit pension trustees are divided on what the best way to manage schemes and tackle the challenges thrown up once they are fully funded, research from Aon has shown.
When asked on what sponsoring employers should do regarding issuing dividends, 55 per cent of responding scheme mangers, trustees and company representatives said that partial dividends, where payments to shareholders are initially introduced more slowly, was the best course of action.
However, 33 per cent said that full dividends should be allowed, while eight per cent said that no dividends would be paid out until pension scheme benefits have been bought out.”

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