INCLUDING: UK - PensionsFirst seminars; UK - Watson Wyatt research; UK - Investment Solutions appoints CIO
PensionsFirst has announced new dates for its seminar series 'Managing Pension Fund Risk'. The seminars, to be held in London during May and June, address the key issues around pension scheme risk, longevity and the current solutions in the market. They are targeted at pension professionals, CFOs and finance directors. Registration is required by emailing [email protected]
UK - Watson Wyatt research
Watson Wyatt is undertaking research into the future of retirement savings in the UK workplace, in an attempt to paint a picture of retirement provision over the next 10 to 15 years. The firm is collecting views from those within and outside the pensions industry and is particularly interested in whether benefit provision will need to focus more on offering flexibility to those employees who wish to pursue alternative retirement wealth creation options. Watson Wyatt is asking willing participants to complete a survey at www.watsonwyatt.com/prfquestions
UK - Investment Solutions appoints CIO
Michelle McGrade has been appointed chief investment officer of Investment Solutions, part of the Alexander Forbes Group. McGrade, who was previously head of multi-manager portfolio management at Northern Trust Global Advisors Ltd, spent the majority of her career at pioneering multi-manager companies such as Bermuda International Investment Management (Europe) Ltd as a director and latterly at RBS Asset Management as part of the management team.
Life expectancy in the UK saw no improvement between 2015 and 2017 as the number of people aged over 90 hit a record high, latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
Self-administered pension funds spent £14bn on payments to pensioners in Q2 2018, but only received £11.4bn of contributions (net of refunds), latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has named the 17 members of its inaugural policy board after a competitive application process with 60 candidates.