Solvency ii

Insurers ‘pricing younger pensioners better for buy-ins’

Professional Pensions | 25 Sep 2014 | 12:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Insurers are pricing younger pensioners more competitively for buy-ins than older populations, according to LCP.

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A win in Brussels for UK pensions industry

Stephanie Baxter explains why a UK financial services commissioner is great news for pensions

Professional Pensions | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PIC adds Varnell and Coatesworth to risk team

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has appointed Elliot Varnell and William Coatesworth to its risk team.

Professional Pensions | 26 Mar 2014 | 10:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

OTHER SOLVENCY II ARTICLES

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Experian surplus halves after liability spike

Credit agency Experian has seen its IAS19 defined benefit (DB) surplus shrink after volatility in the discount rate used to calculate liabilities, its half year report shows.

Professional Pensions | 06 Nov 2013 | 13:21 | 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

European commission

Asset managers urge commission increase ELTIF lifespan

Asset managers have urged the European Commission (EC) to extend the duration of its proposed European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs) to attract institutional investors.

Professional Pensions | 10 Oct 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: EC should drop solvency requirements from pensions directive

Almost seven out of 10 contributors think the European Commission should rule out adding any solvency requirements to its overhauled pensions directive.

Professional Pensions | 20 Sep 2013 | 13:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Friday Buzz: Rejecting the EC

Pensions Buzz is a weekly survey of the industry.

Professional Pensions | 07 Jun 2013 | 12:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: Solvency requirements for schemes will be back

Buzz respondents were not in any way convinced that solvency requirements from Europe are dead and buried; just under 60% thought the requirements will be back in one form or another.

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

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EC solvency requirements have been defeated - for now

The attitude of the UK pensions industry towards Europe has mirrored that of the general population in recent years.

Professional Pensions | 30 May 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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‘How not to do it’: Tyrie pans EU over Solvency II

Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the Treasury Committee, and Andrew Bailey, executive director of the new Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), have rounded on the European Union (EU) over its “shocking” implementation of Solvency II.

Professional Pensions | 01 May 2013 | 16:39 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Insurers left frustrated as buy-ins fall through

Last year’s dip in the buy-in and buyout market was due to trustees focusing on triennial valuations and schemes being unprepared to transact, say insurers.

Professional Pensions | 18 Apr 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

European commission

Putting European schemes at the heart of long-term financing

The European Commission green paper on long-term financing has been warmly welcomed by trade bodies. The National Association of Pension Funds, PensionsEurope and Investment Management Association all gave the consultation an enthusiastic reception.

Professional Pensions | 02 Apr 2013 | 11:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Pensions library

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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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