Raj Mody says trustees and sponsors must get a handle on the issue of life expectancy assumptions.
Sponsors of defined benefit (DB) schemes have squeezed their workers' wages by around £200 compared to companies without these funds, a think tank has revealed.
Over half of pension professionals believe the 'gilts plus' valuation method is unhelpful in the current economic environment, according to Aon Hewitt research.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should be investigated by a Royal Commission, according to a response to the government's green paper on defined benefit (DB) schemes.
The College of Law Pension and Assurance Scheme has completed its fourth buy-in for £28m worth of liabilities with Aviva, as it moves closer to full buyout.
The combined accounting surplus of Royal Mail's two defined benefit (DB) pension plans grew by 12% in the year to 26 March 2017, the company's annual report has revealed.
Tata Steel has agreed the "key commercial terms" of a regulated apportionment arrangement with the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) in a deal that could be worth in excess of £550m.
The funding gap of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has improved by £9.2bn since 2013 but last year's difficult market conditions reduced returns to just 0.1%.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned sponsors against prioritising dividend payments over contributions where there is a significant scheme deficit.
Schemes should stop debating whether to use the Retail Prices Index (RPI) or the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and move to an entirely new measure, the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has said.
The industry is at risk of being side-tracked by short-term funding data and high-profile defined benefit (DB) failures, the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) chief executive has warned.
Almost a third (30%) of pension professionals support employers having more power to renegotiate benefits or reduce accrued rights, research from the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has shown.
The combined deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes grew by 30% over the last 12 months, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Deficits could fall by hundreds of billions of pounds if the six-year stall in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend. However, there is a risk of taking too much notice of short-term changes, writes Stephanie Baxter.
The impact of a takeover on a pension scheme can be significant. Tom Jackman looks at how trustees can ensure they are on the front foot.
With one in eight DB schemes still open to new members, Michael Klimes explores the argument that they should be run differently from closed ones
Schemes could see huge reductions in their liabilities on a funding basis if the recent slowdown in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend, according to PwC.
The combined deficit of Sainsbury's defined benefit (DB) schemes has climbed 119% in twelve months, according to its preliminary annual results.
As TPR seeks to intervene more often in DB schemes, Anne-Marie Winton looks at how sponsors can avoid getting a red card
The combined funding level of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes stayed stable over April with just a £10bn increase in deficit, JLT Employee Benefits has estimated.
Royal Mail has offered its employees a cash balance defined benefit (DB) scheme as a compromise for closing its current career average DB scheme to accrual.
For sponsors in a multi-employer scheme, section 75 debt can be the bane of their operations. James Phillips explores whether DWP's plans to tackle this go far enough
Frank Field is pressing Sir Philip Green to publish undisclosed details about the settlement he reached with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on British Home Stores (BHS) at the end of February.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will amend legislation to allow contracted-out benefits to be transferred into a scheme which has never been contracted-out.