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    Pension scheme record-keeping: Conditional data will set you free


    I do not mean to be all evangelical or anything, but I do seem to end up banging on about the need for better pensions data management practices far more than seems reasonable or necessary. I wrote my first blog (http://spenceandpartners.co.uk/ar ..

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    A Guide to the GMP Reconciliation Guidance


    With the publication of the Pensions Administration Standards Association’s (PASA) second tranche of guidance on GMP reconciliations, it is judgement day for my own attempt at a benchmarking checklist for the process (/news/a-contracted-out-rec ..

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    A contracted-out reconciliation checklist


    Hot on the heels of the first tranche of guidance on GMP reconciliations from the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), I thought that I would take a stab at drafting my own service provider benchmarking checklist for pension schemes  ..

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    The two words standing in the way of a better outcome for your pension scheme…


    Two words - One huge hurdle I’ll get straight to the point - the two words are ‘data migration’. Whether a pension scheme is changing system, changing administrator, or simply providing valuation data to the scheme ac ..

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    Are we in the midst of the next data quality disaster?


    Veratta's latest blog for Pension Funds Online - The Pensions Regulator ('tPR') has been pushing the issue of data quality for years and continues to do so, through their thematic review of scheme record-keeping for example. Maintaining  ..

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    GMP Reconciliations – a great big ‘rip-off’ or value for money?


    On average there is a substantial amount of dedicated time and effort required to complete a GMP reconciliation exercise, it being one of the most laborious projects undertaken for any scheme. Often there are extensive mismatches between administ ..

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