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Study: Trust-based DC declining among FTSE 100

Professional Pensions | 24 Sep 2014 | 13:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

There has been a steady decline in the proportion of FTSE 100 companies offering defined contribution (DC) trust-based schemes, according to Towers Watson.

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LCP: Shift to CDC unlikely as FTSE firms continue transition to DC

A shift towards collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes is “unlikely” as the trend towards defined contribution (DC) plans continues, LCP says.

Professional Pensions | 06 Aug 2014 | 09:23

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Discount rates for blue chip schemes on the rise

Average IAS19 discount rates used by FTSE100 companies to calculate pensions deficits have risen for the first time in five years.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jun 2014 | 12:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Blue chip firm posts surety bond in ‘innovative’ funding deal

A FTSE100 firm has become the first company to use a surety bond as part of its scheme funding strategy after securing a £400m transaction, says Aon Hewitt.

Professional Pensions | 09 Jun 2014 | 13:35 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Royal Mail scheme tops blue chip surplus league with 133% funding ratio

The newly privatised Royal Mail has the best funded scheme on the FTSE 100 according to research from JLT.

Professional Pensions | 01 May 2014 | 13:01 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Global firms underestimating longevity differences, LCP warns

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.

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

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Slim pickings for schemes post-equity

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

Money From the Tap

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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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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