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A lack of steadfast regulation around unbundled defined contribution (DC) schemes makes them a ticking time bomb for firms and members, says Salvus Master Trust.
Trustees, corporates and consultants have been urged not to “forget the health of their scheme” during Covid-19 and to keep an eye on key member trends.
The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has hedged the longevity risk of around half its defined benefit (DB) liabilities through a £1.4bn longevity swap completed with Zurich and Canada Life Reinsurance.
The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows excess death rates in England and Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic have remained low for another week.
The government has amended its Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill to give the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) a greater role in corporate restructurings.
Just a fraction of liability growth since the start of the year will be offset by the impact of excess deaths caused by Covid-19, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Covid-19 has caused a slowdown in the number of bulk annuity transactions, with buy-ins and buyouts expected to amount to a maximum of £25bn this year, Willis Towers Watson says.
Tom Duncan looks at how thematic real estate investors will fare after the coronavirus crisis.
Trustees will need to consider where they can extra cash if needed, as well as where they stand on the insolvency ladder, says Alasdair Smith.
While the latest guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) provides more relief for providers, trustees are not yet able to cope with the demands of meeting its expectations, the industry says.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has updated its guidance for schemes navigating funding or governance difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A slump in inflation caused by economic damage from the coronavirus could pave the way for the abolition of the state pension ‘triple lock’, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
A scheme vulnerability analysis tool aiming to allow pension schemes to understand the likely impact of Covid-19 on their members’ life expectancy has been launched by XPS Pensions Group.
Charlotte Moore looks at how the Covid-19 economic crisis will affect funding for schemes in differing amounts.
The pensions industry’s regulators and key players have identified climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic as key risks to the sustainability of high-quality actuarial work.
There is a continued gradual decline in the number of excess weekly deaths in England and Wales three months into the Covid-19 lockdown, according to the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).
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Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the May 2020 estimates on the various measures…
NHS Pension Scheme members will be given an extra three months to make use of the voluntary scheme pays facility due to the increased pressures arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Link Fund Solutions (LFS) has agreed to sell "a significant portion" of the stricken LF Equity Income fund's holdings to US firm Acacia Research Corporation for up to £223.9m.
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