Coronavirus (Covid-19) has rattled investors of all kinds, but the market reaction poses some challenges unique to pension funds, Duncan Lamont writes.
20-year duration UK gilt yields collapsed to a new all-time low of 0.5% on 9 March 2020. If that wasn't bad enough, the market is holding out little prospect of yields rising much, even over very long...
Pension schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, creating a “herd mentality” that does not reflect scheme funding accurately, says PwC.
As over 1,000 DB schemes seek to agree a valuation amid the crisis, Hope William-Smith looks at the considerations.
Trustees should have the ability to pause suspected scam transfers, respondents agreed in a Professional Pensions poll.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme members with weaker employers face a 50% chance of a cut in benefits due to sponsor insolvency, according to Hymans Robertson.
Mercer has launched a defined benefit (DB) master trust in a bid to offer a “best-in-class solution” that recognises the shrinking universe.