Guarantees from scheme sponsor parents used as contingent assets could be worthless unless they are monitored regularly by trustees, lawyers warn.
Sacker & Partners partner Chris Close said trustees who accepted a pledge of support from a sponsor’s overseas parent must regularly monitor the guarantee in case the parent’s financial health deteriorates....
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach?
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.