February's continued boost in equities has seen FTSE350 scheme deficits decrease according to Mercer despite continued negative deficit reports coming from 2012 final year results.
The consultant's latest pensions risk survey saw IAS19 defined benefit deficits fall £7bn to £68bn, reversing the increase in deficits seen in January. Last month's data shows asset values increasing...
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.