Solvency ii

PIC adds Varnell and Coatesworth to risk team

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

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

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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

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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

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DB schemes lack investment data to meet requirements

Over a third of European defined benefit schemes feel they do not have access to portfolio data which helps them fulfil regulatory requirements, research from State Street reveals.

Professional Pensions | 12 Mar 2013 | 11:58 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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The future of gilts

Taha Lokhandwala considers the gilts outlook.

Professional Pensions | 21 Feb 2013 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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How smart is Smart Beta?

 

John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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