Increases in the mortality assumptions used by pension schemes have raised the liabilities of the UK's biggest firms by £8bn, latest research by Mercer shows.
The consultant’s research – which looked at funding positions for FTSE 350 companies – found schemes had increased their life expectancy assumptions for members by an average of half a year over 2007....
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether or not you believe that business facing financial distress should be able to suspend their auto-enrolment contributions to avoid rising costs.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.