Pensions In-Depth: Video interview with Geoffrey Staines

In an interview with GP's sister title Professional Pensions, Daily Mail & General Trust pensions director Geoffrey Staines talks to Jonathan Stapleton about communications, risk management and in-scheme resource.


JONATHAN STAPLETON: What do you believe are the biggest issues facing pensions schemes at the moment?

GEOFFREY STAINES: Well, there are two main ones. The first is the problem of the risk created by the defined benefit pension liability to the balance sheet of the sponsoring companies – both the liability itself and the volatility of that liability. I think that’s a serious problem occupying a lot of time, certainly my time. The second issue is a more recent one, and that is the impact of the

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