UK - Watson Wyatt has seen pension funds' use of derivatives boom over the last year but a Mercer survey found the increased interest had not yet been followed through with implementation.
Watson Wyatt expected the market for end users to double by the end of the year - from £9bn in 2005 to over £20bn. This forecast was based on the size of inflation linked swap executions already completed...
UK - Government plans to cut a subsidy boosting the appeal of solar panel infrastructure investments could scupper scheme plans to use these investments as part of their liability matching strategies, fund managers say.
UK - Aegon is to close its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual in March 2013 as part of its restructure and cost saving programme.
UK - The Pension Protection Fund has published its annual report - revealing a surplus of £678m ($1.1bn) at 31 March.
UK - Schemes looking to maximise returns in a low interest rate environment must work closely with investment banks to boost member outcomes, Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond says.
UK -More than 40% of firms have closed or are in the process of closing their defined benefit pension schemes, latest research from Aon Hewitt shows.