A rapid increase in late payments to company schemes could be a sign of an "impending wave of restructurings and insolvencies", Pinsent Masons says.
The law firm said there has been a 35% rise in the number of late employer contributions made to schemes, increasing from 6,787 in 2011 to 9,172 in 2012, according to The Pensions Regulator's figures....
A number of pension schemes have been prompted to lock in gains with a move into bonds after the estimated deficit across FTSE 100 DB pension schemes improved by £36bn, over the 12 months ending 30 June last year, JLT Employment Benefits found.
HM Treasury has agreed in principle to give NEST a £329m contingent liability guarantee in the event of the master trust's wind up or closure.
AMP Capital has set up a dedicated team to help institutional investors, including pension funds, invest in infrastructure through direct equity allocations.