Defined benefit (DB) schemes ended November in an aggregate surplus position for the first time since 2011, according to Pension Protection Fund (PPF) figures.
On a section 179 basis, with updated assumptions which came into effect on 1 November, the aggregate funding level of the index's 5,450 schemes was 100.9%. This was up from 95.9% at the end of October,...
The Co-operative Group's Somerfield Pension Scheme has completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), insuring the benefits of its pensioner members.
Caroline Rookes CBE and Michele Hirons-Wood have joined The Pension Superfund's board of trustees to focus on maintaining governance standards and safeguarding member benefits.
The first specialist independent firm advising pension schemes on bulk annuities or moving to a consolidator has been set up with ambitions to shake up the market.