Defined benefit (DB) schemes should be allowed to restructure benefits to sort out funding deficits, according to top UK pension funds in a poll by Sackers.
Some 80% of 50 trustees and professionals at DB schemes said they supported restructuring in some circumstances, while 40% called for reductions in annual pension increases. Less than half of respondents...
The defined benefit (DB) scheme of Evonik Holdings UK has agreed a £544m full buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society.
Pension risk transfer volumes this year will look similar to those in 2020 as market volatility creates opportunities for schemes able to act fast, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Pension transfer values ended 2020 at £259,000, 8% higher than the start of the year, according to XPS Pensions, after suffering periods of substantial volatility linked to the pandemic while potential scams reached record highs.
The Pension Schemes Bill has been scheduled for ping-pong, its penultimate step before becoming law.
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) long-term funding approach will put extra financial pressure on UK pension scheme sponsors, according to Aon.