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PPF to amend levy plans on ABCs; Drops CRA override proposal

Professional Pensions | 09 Sep 2014 | 13:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) will relax the tough stance it intended to take on non-property asset backed contributions (ABCs) after concluding a consultation on changes to its levy, PP understands.

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Campaign launched to rescue Wedgwood collection from PPF sell-off

The Art Fund is trying to raise £15.75m to prevent the Wedgwood Museum’s collection being broken up as part of its scheme’s transfer to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

Professional Pensions | 03 Sep 2014 | 13:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Trustees urged to skill up to become ‘risk managers’

Pension fund trustees are increasingly responsible for managing risk, but lack the skills to do, according to research by a pension consultancy.

Professional Pensions | 03 Sep 2014 | 12:21 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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15 stories you might have missed this summer

Professional Pensions brings you a recap of the biggest news in the pensions world from the last six weeks.

Professional Pensions | 01 Sep 2014 | 14:08 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Worthington Group looks to offload scheme to PPF

The Jerome Group Plc Retirement Benefits Plan is expected to enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in an attempt to resolve the scheme’s deficit issue.

Professional Pensions | 29 Aug 2014 | 13:34 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Interserve Pension Scheme enters £300m buy-in with Aviva

The Interserve Pension Scheme has entered a buy-in arrangement with Aviva to insure £300m of its pensioner liabilities.

Professional Pensions | 22 Aug 2014 | 11:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PGL scheme uses sponsor-owned insurer for £900m longevity swap

PGL Pension Scheme has completed a £900m longevity swap, using an insurance company owned by its sponsoring employer to access the reinsurance market.

Professional Pensions | 21 Aug 2014 | 13:49 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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The ten biggest buyouts completed so far

Which are the largest schemes to have been offloaded to insurance companies?

Professional Pensions | 21 Aug 2014 | 13:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Vestey completes £500m buyout of Western United scheme

Vestey Group has offloaded the £500m Western United Group Pension Scheme after completing a third bulk annuity deal with Rothesay Life.

Professional Pensions | 21 Aug 2014 | 09:48 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Schemes warned against betting on slowing longevity improvements

A sharp decrease in mortality rates in the first half of the year has highlighted the dangers of assuming that longevity improvements will plateau, says Hymans Robertson.

Professional Pensions | 12 Aug 2014 | 13:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Rothesay reinsures longevity risk of 20,000 members

Rothesay Life has secured a longevity swap with US reinsurer Prudential to cover the members of 93 schemes it has insured.

Professional Pensions | 12 Aug 2014 | 12:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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What's on offer in the bulk annuity market

Jack Jones looks at the options that are open to schemes looking to transfer risk to insurers.

Professional Pensions | 11 Aug 2014 | 12:58 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PPF completes transfer of UK Coal assets

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has completed the transfer of assets held by the UK Coal pension scheme after the company collapsed following a failed restructuring.

Professional Pensions | 08 Aug 2014 | 13:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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.

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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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