Debt monetisation is a "creeping reality" and will usher in a period of high inflation, according to an investment grade bond manager.
This year has been one of the most eventful in recent times. This round-up brings you the year in quotes, from the backbiting and baiting to the grandstanding and gerrymandering.
The impact of quantitative easing on scheme funding levels has been exaggerated and should not be used as an excuse to delay de-risking, Towers Watson says.
Hannah Brenton speaks to NAPF chairman Mark Hyde Harrison about why the government needs to overrule the regulator with regards to discount rates.
How changes to RPI could improve scheme funding
Schemes are being urged to reconsider "distorted" gilt holdings, as persistently low yields call into question the benefits of holding the asset class.
The Treasury has brushed off criticism that monetary policy is damaging schemes by claiming quantitative easing has boosted scheme fund values and reduced investment risk.
The Bank of England is to launch new stimulus packages in a bid to get the economy moving again.
Rachel Dalton examines the industry response to the guidance.
Whenever something unexpected occurs, we look for a cause.
The pensions industry has an "oversimplified" view of quantitative easing's impact on scheme investments and should not blame the Bank of England for low bond yields, ING say.
The Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged at and signalled its intention to continue with its £325bn programme of quantitative easing.
In the first part of our run-down of the most read Professional Pensions Online articles in 2011, we look at the top 10 features during the year.
Kees de Koning explains how economic easing can help UK schemes
John Redwood urges schemes to look beyond Europe
Michael Bow talks to LGIM's American QE expert
The Bank of England's decision to expand its quantitative easing programme by £75bn may well provide a much-needed boost to the UK economy.
Hannah Brenton examines the effect of market volatility on the employer covenant and looks at whether the area faces increased scrutiny from The Pensions Regulator.
Jonathan Stapleton on the fall out from QE2