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Having attended two excellent events in a week - a workshop by Enhance Compliance Solutions and an Infoline conference on Sipps - I thought I would reflect on the latest thoughts on capital adequacy calculations.

Sipp provider Barnett Waddingham has added Brooks Macdonald Asset Management to its discretionary fund management panel for Sipp clients.

The scale of ignorance about pensions among young people has been revealed by a Sipp firm.

There's five months to go until the new pension freedoms are upon us and, with them, the change in death benefit rules.

Barnett Waddingham has reported that the number of properties under administration within its Sipp business has exceeded 1,000 for the first time.

Like many, I was expecting a short announcement during the Autumn Statement followed thereafter by the publication of pages of detail explaining the new pension death tax rules. I certainly wasn't expecting to read about it on my BBC News app on the Sunday night before the Conservative Party conference.

Pension schemes should not rest easy from Scots voting no to independence, a Sipps firm warned this morning, as experts signalled they still see significant change on the horizon.

Barnett Waddingham has purchased Chase de Vere's Sipp and SSAS book for an undisclosed fee, it announced this morning.

In November last year, the FCA asked Sipp operators to complete a (long) questionnaire to help them with their third thematic review. Among the 40 or so data items requested was the amount of Assets Under Administration (AUA).

Barnett Waddingham, the provider of actuarial and consultancy services, has launched a pensions education service for employers looking to inform their senior-level staff on the various changes surrounding pension benefits.

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