UK - Equities are set to outperform bonds by around 4% per annum owing to growth in share dividend yield, says Schroders chief economist Keith Wade.
He said: “The UK equity market reached an important milestone this month as the dividend yield on equities rose into line with that available on UK government bonds – the last time we saw this was back in 1957.
“This means the critical economic question facing investors is whether we are moving into a period of deflation where prices fall and dividends fail to rise for a sustained period.”
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.
Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has questioned the regulator on what lessons it can learn from the experience of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2).