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Global firms underestimating longevity differences, LCP warns

Professional Pensions | 20 Feb 2014 | 11:34 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Global firms may be underestimating their defined benefit (DB) liabilities by “tens of billions of euros” because of differing longevity across the countries in which they operate, LCP warns.

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Slim pickings for schemes post-equity

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving in the United States and the day retailers have traditionally offered promotional sales to kick off the Christmas shopping season.

Professional Pensions | 05 Dec 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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ABCs increasingly used to plug smaller deficits

Asset-backed contribution structures (ABCs) are increasingly being used to fund smaller deficits, according to research from Deloitte.

Professional Pensions | 25 Nov 2013 | 13:45 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Solvency II boosts FTSE100 insurers’ DB funding levels

Insurance companies in the FTSE100 have some of the best defined benefit (DB) scheme funding levels as a result of Solvency II, research from JLT Employee Benefits (JLTEB) shows.

Professional Pensions | 04 Nov 2013 | 11:52 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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ShareAction launches living wage campaign

ShareAction is urging investors to tackle FTSE100 companies who do not pay a living wage to their employees.

Professional Pensions | 04 Nov 2013 | 10:52 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Average directors’ pension pot increases to £4.73m

The average accrued FTSE 100 directors' pension pot is worth 25 times the average employee occupational pension according to a survey by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) published today.

Professional Pensions | 05 Sep 2013 | 11:44 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Deficit spike for smaller firms sees private sector levels rise

Deficits in the private sector rose in August with smaller-cap listed and unlisted firms mainly to blame, research from JLT Employee Benefits (JLTEB) shows.

Professional Pensions | 02 Sep 2013 | 12:21 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Record contributions fail to halt rising deficits

The aggregate pension deficit of companies on the FTSE100 has hit £43bn, despite strong returns on assets and employer contributions of almost £22bn over the year, says LCP.

Professional Pensions | 06 Aug 2013 | 12:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Competition Commission outlines five-year audit tenders

FTSE350 auditors are to be forced to bid for work every five years under new competition rules; but avoid mandatory rotation.

Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2013 | 13:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Exec pay regulation may increase business risk – Mercer

Recent regulatory changes may undermine the concept of pay for performance in banks and insurers and increase risk within businesses, Mercer warns.

Professional Pensions | 19 Jul 2013 | 11:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Discount rates rise for 96% of FTSE100 firms

Almost all FTSE100 firms increased the discount rate for IAS19 liabilities due to the yield on AA corporate bonds, research from Barnett Waddingham finds.

Professional Pensions | 10 Jun 2013 | 11:01 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Shell balance sheet takes £12.3bn hit due to IAS19R

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a $19.2bn (£12.3bn) impact on its balance sheet after implementing the revised IAS19 accounting standard for its pension scheme, its latest results show.

Professional Pensions | 02 May 2013 | 11:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Slowing equity growth sees deficit trend reverse

Private sector deficits increased last month for the first time this year after slower growth in equities, research from the Pension Protection Fund shows.

Professional Pensions | 09 Apr 2013 | 12:28 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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