This month saw the annual update of the Actuarial Profession's Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI). While it is too early to say what impact the latest mortality experience will have on long-term longevity trends, the figures are striking.
In 2012, improvements in male mortality rates slowed to 0.3% while for women death rates actually increased by 2.1%. This compares to a crude annual rate of mortality improvement of 3.8% for men and 3.6%...
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers