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The Actuarial Profession has revised down its life expectancy projections for older people after recording slower than expected improvements in mortality rates over the last decade.
The trustee of the Britvic Northern Ireland pension plan has appointed Buck Consultants to provide complete pension services.
Atkin has announced the appointment of Lucy Ledger as its scheme actuary and client manager.
Leading industry figures have called for the industry to consider a code of conduct for third party evaluators.
The third annual Kim Gubler Consulting Actuarial Fee Survey has shown larger schemes are benefiting significantly from economies of scale.
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The Actuarial Profession had announced the launch of the Actuarial Research Centre which aims to sponsor PhD students.
The Actuarial Profession has made "significant progress" in improving the way in which it regulates its members' activities, says the body set up to oversee it.
The Actuarial Profession has revised its guidance on how actuaries should manage conflicts of interest when advice is provided to both trustees and sponsorting employers.
The Actuarial Profession's Continuous Mortality Investigation suggests schemes must hold 10% more assets per pound of benefit promised for managers than for lower paid employees, Mercer says.
Trustees have been warned to keep a close eye on longevity assumptions as improvements to mortality rates resulted in 20,000 fewer deaths than expected last year in England and Wales.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has appointed former Pension Protection Fund chief operating officer Derek Cribb as chief executive.
The Actuarial Profession has suggested scheme actuaries be barred from advising companies on funding but stopped short of proposing an outright ban on actuaries working for both trustee and sponsor.
The Actuarial Profession has published a revised framework for use of discount rates in actuarial work following a two-year research and consultation project.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has appointed Alan Phillips to the role of Chairman of its Management Board.
SL Investment Management has appointed Louise Witts as a senior actuary within its product and proposition development team.
Trustees of the £20m IM Group, the UK-based motor vehicle importer and distributor, pension scheme have appointed Barnett Waddingham to provide actuarial services to the defined benefit scheme.
Trustees of the Transport for London Pension Fund have appointed Towers Watson to provide actuarial and investment advice for its £5.5bn defined benefit scheme.
Hutton recommendations will not necessarily reduce the level of income in retirement for the majority of members, actuaries say.
The Hutton Report has been welcomed by the industry, which claims it could increase pensions for the low paid, but left unions warning of industrial action.