Professional Pensions | 23 May 2013 | 07:00
Schemes are delaying de-risking plans and reviewing automatic triggers as sponsors increasingly believe gilt yields will rise in the short term, a senior actuary says.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) could take ownership of UK Coal in a deal to prevent the company entering compulsory liquidation, reports The Times.
Professional Pensions | 22 May 2013 | 13:14
The First Quench Pension Fund has secured a £160m buy-in that will keep the 2,000-member scheme out of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Professional Pensions | 22 May 2013 | 12:15
Schroders has launched a de-risking service for smaller-sized schemes and focussing on increasing funding level protection.
Professional Pensions | 20 May 2013 | 15:28
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is considering a review of its plan to become “broadly self-sufficient” by 2030 in light of a deteriorating economic outlook.
Professional Pensions | 20 May 2013 | 12:31
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Pension Scheme has tied up a £63m buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Professional Pensions | 20 May 2013 | 10:54
The bulk annuity market enjoyed a brisk start to the year with £876m of transactions being completed in the first quarter according to research by Barnett Waddingham.
Professional Pensions | 17 May 2013 | 11:37
BT Pension Scheme will offer a pension increase exchange (PIE) to around 120,000 pensioners over the coming year, PP can reveal.
Professional Pensions | 14 May 2013 | 07:00
Half the firms in the FTSE100 will have transferred risk from their pension scheme to an insurer by 2017, according to analysis from Hymans Robertson.
Professional Pensions | 09 May 2013 | 07:00
The deal agreed between the Eastman Kodak Company (EKC) and trustees of its UK scheme has grabbed a lot of attention.
Professional Pensions | 07 May 2013 | 11:53 |
Just over half of respondents were concerned there was insufficient competition in the bulk annuity market, while 37% said the dominance of a handful of big players was not worrying.
Professional Pensions | 03 May 2013 | 13:21
The Bentley pension scheme has agreed a deal with Deutsche Bank’s Abbey Life to hedge the longevity risk associated with £400m of its liabilities.
Professional Pensions | 02 May 2013 | 07:00
The £400m longevity swap secured by the Bentley pension scheme is evidence that increasingly small transactions are becoming viable, say consultants.
Professional Pensions | 02 May 2013 | 07:00 |
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