Schemes fighting court cases are being forced to walk an investment "tightrope" in the Pension Protection Fund assessment period as they struggle to secure better than PPF-level benefits.
Schemes enter the PPF assessment period automatically if their sponsor goes bust, but a handful of schemes are involved in court cases that could secure better member benefits and lift them out of the...
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.