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Kristian is Senior Correspondent at Professional Pensions covering pensions-related news, commentary and analysis for finance, HR and benefits professionals.
This includes risk reduction, risk management, defined benefit, defined contribution, auto-enrolment, law, legislation and regulation.
Kristian over four years experience as an NCTJ-accredited journalst. He is also a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).
People's optimism in their retirement saving plans has dropped since Brexit according to research by Scottish Widows.
Aegon has warned of a retirement shortfall for the bereaved as pre-retirees are increasingly not arranging for pension payments to go to their partners after death.
Struggling sponsoring employers of defined benefit (DB) schemes should not be allowed to suspend annual pension increases according to PP research.
The number of bulk annuity market participants is expected to rise by 57% over the next five years according to Barnett Waddingham.
Only 11 companies in the FTSE 250 provide defined benefit (DB) pensions for a significant number of employees, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Deferred members dominate the DB universe but the high cost of insuring them makes bulk annuities out of reach for many schemes, even more so since the introduction of Solvency II. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores what schemes can do.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its latest restructuring principles and guidance for insolvency professionals.
Nestlé has agreed a deal with trade unions to secure its £3.8bn career average defined benefit (DB) scheme after the company had tried to close it down.