Professional Pensions | 09 Feb 2016 | 13:54
The bulk annuity market will grow significantly over the next five years in spite of higher costs due to low interest rates and Solvency II capital requirements, according to Fitch Ratings.
Total deficits of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 increased by more than a third over last month against a backdrop of falling gilt yields.
Professional Pensions | 09 Feb 2016 | 13:51
BSW Timber has saved £5m in liabilities and reduced its deficit by a quarter due to a medically underwritten mortality study (MUMS).
Professional Pensions | 08 Feb 2016 | 12:47
Johnston Press has reduced the deficit of its defined benefit (DB) scheme by £53m following a pension study and changes to its scheme rules.
Professional Pensions | 04 Feb 2016 | 12:00 |
Low & Bonar has completed a medically underwritten buy-in of £34m of liabilities within its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
Professional Pensions | 03 Feb 2016 | 13:18 |
IC Select has beefed up its stewardship service to help trustees monitor their fiduciary managers and run their schemes.
Professional Pensions | 03 Feb 2016 | 13:16 |
Hackney Council’s pension fund committee has agreed to endorse a series of recommendations on dealing with fossil fuel and climate change issues after facing mounting pressure from a campaign group.
Professional Pensions | 02 Feb 2016 | 12:39 |
As insurers implement new capital buffers that make bulk annuities less profitable, Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how it will impact the market.
Professional Pensions | 01 Feb 2016 | 15:53 |
Short-term bulk annuity pricing has become less predictable due to volatile market conditions and insurers adjusting to Solvency II, according to Aon Hewitt.
Professional Pensions | 01 Feb 2016 | 13:20 |
As medically underwritten bulk annuity deals reach record levels, Kristian Brunt-Seymour examines the anticipated growth of this practice and which schemes could benefit most
Professional Pensions | 25 Jan 2016 | 11:44 |
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Professional Pensions | 20 Jan 2016 | 12:37
As research reveals that private sector DB schemes have more than £1trn of unhedged interest rate exposure, Kristian Brunt-Seymour asks if it is a big problem and how it can be addressed.
Professional Pensions | 19 Jan 2016 | 08:00 |
The majority of respondents to Professional Pensions research are worried stock or share bubble may be about to burst.
Professional Pensions | 08 Jan 2016 | 13:33 |
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