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...
Against a Covid-19 backdrop of deteriorating funding positions and reduced ability to pay DRCs, Alistair Russell-Smith looks at key actions for scheme sponsors.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has said it will go ahead with its 31 March valuation despite significant falls in asset values over the past month.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is “pulling out all the stops” to help struggling employers during the Covid-19 crisis, although latest guidance may put trustees in a “challenging” position, the industry says.
Millions of public sector workers will be able to choose whether their pension provision should be accrued under legacy or reformed schemes under government plans announced yesterday.
As the Covid-19 crisis sees employers seeking changes or suspensions to deficit contributions, Richard Knight looks at how schemes should respond to such requests.