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Philips scheme completes second buy-in

The Philips Pension Fund has insured a further £300m of pensioner liabilities following on from a £484m buy-in it completed last year.

25 Jul 2014 | 11:22 

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Treasury report hits out at EU policymakers’ desire for cross-border schemes

Harmonising pension policy on a European Union (EU) level is unlikely to work due to a lack of demand for cross-border schemes, according to a Treasury report, published yesterday.

25 Jul 2014 | 12:18

IFoA and FRC set out remits for regulating actuaries

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have outlined how actuarial regulation will be divided between the two bodies.

25 Jul 2014 | 13:37

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SPC: 'Freedom and choice' response raises concerns

SPC president Duncan Buchanan identifies three potential problems


Comment: Will Brits follow the Aussies in blowing retirement cash?

50% of Aussies spend pension cash by age 70. Will we follow?

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Buzz: Have your say on 'freedom and choice'

This week we want your views on the Treasury's response to its Freedom and Choice consultation.

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Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

Natasha Browne looks at the thorough approach Thomas Cook takes to managing risk in its defined contribution arrangements


Heineken: How an engaged employer is approaching the Budget changes

Heineken UK’s new head of pensions Neil Parfrey talks to Natasha Browne about meeting the challenges thrown down by the Chancellor

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Case study: How Bayer overhauled its pension comms

The pharmaceuticals giant took a personal approach after listening to members



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A guide to Pensions Stability


This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.


Joint institute pensions survey 2014


This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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