Pension funds still have "clout" in UK equity markets, despite holding a dwindling proportion of UK shares compared with foreign investors and institutional asset managers, according to the National Association of Pension Funds.
Schemes hold a lower proportion of company shares than in their heyday in the 1990s, controlling 5-10% of UK equities compared with their asset manager intermediaries' 40% stake, as highlighted in John...
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.