Lack of consistency across defined contribution (DC) default funds may result in larger numbers of members opting out, Punter Southall has warned.
The likelihood of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) meeting its 2030 self-sufficiency target has risen to 93% in its 2015/16 report.
As part of our series looking at what firms did to win accolades at the UK Pensions Awards 2016, PP speaks to LCP partners Charlie Finch, Michelle Wright and Clive Wellsteed about how the firm won the Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year category.
The Brexit vote has increased the strain on companies funding DB funds. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how schemes can contingency plan in the face of uncertainty.
The volume of bulk annuity deals written in the first half of 2016 was 40% smaller compared to the previous year, according to Aon Hewitt.
The ICI Pension Fund has revealed it saved £10m by completing its latest buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) shortly after the EU referendum.
A regulated apportionment arrangement (RAA) has been granted as part of the Halcrow rescue plan.
Schemes with leveraged liability driven investments (LDI) may have reduced their deficits following the Brexit vote.
A trend whereby insurers are providing fewer buyout quotations for smaller schemes has accelerated since the end of 2015, according to JLT.
The cost of longevity risk for defined benefit (DB) schemes has increased by 50% in the past 12 years due to falling long-term interest rates.
Mortality studies are increasingly seen as a method for trustees and companies to better understand scheme membership life expectancy. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how this can help companies make better financial decisions.
KPMG has introduced a longevity projection model used by insurers to help improve its understanding of the future risks of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
While LDI has been a helpful risk management tool it must adapt to a world where yields have yet again fallen to record lows and prospects for growth assets have deteriorated. Stephanie Baxter reports
While the market volatility and falling gilt yields in the aftermath of the EU referendum is bad news for DB schemes, they could actually benefit from more attractive buy-in and buyout pricing. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores which schemes could benefit...
Just Retirement has undertaken a pensioner buy-in for the Galliford Try defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Total deficits of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes reached an all-time high of £341bn by the end of June amid uncertainty over Brexit, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Record lows in gilt yields have pushed up the liabilities of UK defined benefit (DB) schemes to an all-time high of £2.3trn following Britain's decision to leave the EU.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities are likely to rise after 10-year gilt yields fell below 1% today for the first time ever following last week’s Brexit vote.
The belief that maturing DB schemes should automatically move into bonds and gilts is being increasingly challenged. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores alternatives to the traditional de-risking model.
The combined deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes has hit £900bn following Britain's historic decision to leave the EU.
Parts of the bulk annuity market are showing less appetite for buyouts of smaller schemes despite improvement in pricing for full scheme buyouts.
The amount of hedged defined benefit (DB) liabilities grew to £741bn by the end of 2015 according to KPMG.
While moving to CPI indexation can significantly reduce scheme liabilities, it can make buy-ins and buyouts more expensive. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds pricing has slightly improved but still has a long way to go
Leeds University Business School (LUBS) has partnered with Aon Hewitt to investigate how behavioural economics affect the decisions of defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees.