The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has launched a consultation on changes to actuarial assumptions in valuations used in sponsor insolvencies and to determine risk-based levies.
Aon Hewitt has launched a broking service called Bulk Annuity Compass to help schemes with the purchase of a bulk annuity.
RAA could be on the cards for British Steel scheme following 'collapse' of special deal to change pension law
The British Steel Pension Scheme could seek to use a regulated apportionment agreement (RAA) if the government shelves controversial plans to change pensions law to help the scheme.
Deficits could be reduced by hundreds of billions of pounds if schemes were able to move away from the Retail Prices Index (RPI).
The total funding level of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 index has worsened for the fourth month in a row, after further gilt yield falls.
Associated British Foods (ABF) expects its defined benefit (DB) scheme to have a £200m deficit by the end of 2016 due to tumbling bond yields.
Floor coverings manufacturer AIREA has cut its defined benefit (DB) scheme deficit after completing a pension increase exchange (PIE) exercise.
The majority of respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz agree with Neil Woodford's investment firm that de-risking has worsened scheme deficits.
Assets of the biggest 300 pension funds globally dropped by over 3% in 2015, the first fall in value since the financial crisis according to research.
Struggling sponsoring employers of defined benefit (DB) schemes should not be allowed to suspend annual pension increases according to PP research.
The number of bulk annuity market participants is expected to rise by 57% over the next five years according to Barnett Waddingham.
The total deficit for defined benefit (DB) schemes reached £710bn on a funding basis by 29 August amid further falls in gilt yields.
Pirelli has completed a longevity swap transaction with Zurich for £600m of liabilities across its two main defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
Only 11 companies in the FTSE 250 provide defined benefit (DB) pensions for a significant number of employees, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Raj Mody says we need to take a different approach to tackling the crisis in pensions.
De-risking is actually "de-returning", Woodford Investment Management has said in a damning attack on low-risk investment strategies.
House builder Persimmon's defined benefit (DB) scheme has fallen into a funding deficit after liabilities climbed £73.4m in twelve months.
As deficits continue to grow Con Keating urges schemes to think carefully about what they do next.
Demand for buy-ins is set to triple over the next decade as more defined benefit (DB) schemes look to offload their liabilities to insurers.
Deferred members dominate the DB universe but the high cost of insuring them makes bulk annuities out of reach for many schemes, even more so since the introduction of Solvency II. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores what schemes can do.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its latest restructuring principles and guidance for insolvency professionals.
Structural imbalances in the gilts market have worsened since the central bank's QE programme faced major setbacks. Supply is squeezed and prices are distorted, pushing down yields yet again. Stephanie Baxter asks if we should be worried.
The combined defined benefit (DB) deficit has reached another all-time high on the back of further gilt yield falls following setbacks in the central bank's bond buying programme.
The British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) trustee has shown the government "compelling evidence", arguing it can pay modified benefits indefinitely on a low risk basis outside the lifeboat fund.