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.
At a glance Yields fell to record levels after BoE’s failure to find enough sellers of long-dated gilts Getting to the point where market is tied up and eventually nothing is left to buy ...
Grant Thornton has launched an integrated risk management (IRM) software tool to support clients in better understanding defined benefit (DB) scheme funding options and their associated risks.
Interest around DB consolidators is high but there remains regulatory uncertainty around their future. Lesley Carline looks at what the future might hold for this section of the market.
The BT Pension Scheme (BSPS) has awarded a $1bn (£777bn) private equity mandate to Hermes GPE, to invest globally.
The Carter & Parker Limited Staff Retirement Benefits Plan (1975) has agreed a £9.3m bulk annuity deal with Canada Life.
The Aegon UK Staff Retirement and Death Benefit Scheme has secured a £144m buy-in with Phoenix, covering around a quarter of pensioner liabilities.