The economic crisis provoked by Covid-19 led to a 5.1 percentage point fall in the average defined benefit (DB) funding position in the first three months of 2020, according to Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).
The firm's DB health tracker recorded the funding level on its ‘expected proportion of benefits met' (EPBM) measure fell from 96.5% to 91.4% by 31 March, which LGIM said meant 8.6% of accrued benefits...
UK pension schemes are working hard to counter climate risks across investment portfolios, but the assessment of climate risks to sponsor covenant must be a key focus of schemes’ broader risk assessment, says Michael Bushnell.
Only one third of defined benefit (DB) schemes lengthened their recovery plan end dates in 2019, according to research by Hymans Robertson.
Hargreaves Lansdown has been named as the slowest provider to switch pensions through the Origo transfer service.
Regulatory guidance “could set too high a hurdle” for superfunds, Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) warns.
Around one in 25 pension schemes have made use of regulatory easements to deficit recovery contribution (DRC) payment schedules, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).