Any move by the Bank of England (BoE) to cut interest rates to zero or move them into negative territory would have a limited impact on well-hedged schemes, the industry says.
The Bank of England (BoE) has implemented an emergency cut in interest rates by 50 basis points in an attempt to stave off the “economic shock” of the coronavirus.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Andrew Bailey has been confirmed as the next Governor of the Bank of England (BoE).
UK inflation unexpectedly rose above target in July to 2.1%, just 24 hours after wage growth hit an 11-year high of 3.9% and the employment rate reached a fresh record.
James Phillips spoke to the former shadow chancellor at PBUK about how politicians must embrace the benefits of long-term policy creation through independent and cross-party thinking.
A rise in UK inflation back above the Bank of England's 2% target rate will not change the thinking of its Monetary Policy Committee with regards to interest rates, experts have said.
Yesterday's increase in the Bank of England's (BoE) base rate will not have an immediate significant impact on defined benefit (DB) scheme funding but schemes should reconsider their investment allocation, industry commentators have said.
Hermes Investment Management's head of fixed income Andrew Jackson has warned the Bank of England (BoE) could cut interest rates next year, with rates having a bigger impact now than ever before.
UK inflation stuck at 2.4% in May, missing analysts' estimates of a move higher and further cooling expectations on an interest rate hike from the Bank of England this summer.
Investment and law firms have the highest median gender hourly gender pay gaps out of nearly 100 pension-related firms reporting, James Phillips writes.
Held rates at 0.5%
Respondents believe another rate rise is question of when, not if.
This week we want to know when you think the next UK base interest rise will occur and if investment consultants should take the lead on driving up cost disclosure.
The Bank of England's (BoE) decision to increase interest rates for the first time in over a decade has been welcomed by the industry, yet the move will only be "symbolic" for most defined benefit (DB) schemes.
The collective deficit of defined benefit (DB) schemes fell 28% over the month according to the Pension Protection Fund's 7800 index.
Interest rates may increase faster in the future than financial markets have priced in, the Bank of England's (BoE) deputy governor has said.
Inflation is on the rise but how can schemes deal with this? Lynn Strongin-Dodds takes a look at the options.
The Treasury select committee is to investigate how low interest rates and quantitative easing have impacted the economy since 2008.
MPs are considering a wide range of views on how to solve the DB 'crisis'. James Phillips rounds up the responses.
Further quantitative easing (QE) and cutting interest rates to 0.25% have not hurt businesses with defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to the Bank of England (BoE).
Increased uncertainty around Brexit could lead to a prolonged period of low economic growth like that experienced by Japan. Charlotte Moore looks at what this will mean and how it can be prevented.
Graham Vidler highlights the key difficulties faced by defined benefit schemes.