Using prudent assumptions to assess longevity swaps on an accounting basis could mean schemes are paying "over the odds" for certainty, Club Vita says.
Longevity consultant Andrew Gaches said a prudent funding basis is fundamentally the wrong place to start when assessing the cost because schemes risk giving away hard fought-for margins in their reserves....
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