A number of pension schemes have been prompted to lock in gains with a move into bonds after the estimated deficit across FTSE 100 DB pension schemes improved by £36bn, over the 12 months ending 30 June last year, JLT Employment Benefits found.
Some 53 FTSE 100 sponsors made "significant" deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) to their defined benefit (DB) schemes over the year to 31 March 2018, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
The aggregate risk across defined benefit (DB) schemes in the FTSE 100 has fallen by almost a quarter since 2017 but 12.5% are still at risk of failure, research suggests.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes sponsored by the UK's 100 largest listed companies saw their combined funding level improve by 10 basis points during September, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
The UK's 100 largest listed companies saw their combined defined benefit (DB) funding level fall by 80 basis points during August, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Almost two-thirds of FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes invest more than 50% of their assets in bonds, according to a report by JLT Employee Benefits.
UK headline dividends have declined for the first time since 2015, falling 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly dividend monitor from Link Asset Services.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether the amount of criticism leveled at The Pensions Regulator recently is warranted, and whether default funds are fit for purpose.
UK inflation fell to 2.7% in February 2018 from 3% a month earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed, a larger decline than analysts expected.
John Walbaum asks if we have forgotten the realities of equity markets and questions whether recent market falls are part of a longer-term collapse.
Industry voices outrage over salary disconnect after research shows how much FTSE 100 top bosses earn over the average worker.
The total cost of pension liabilities at the UK's 100 largest public companies increased from £586bn to £681bn last year, according to research.
The Investment Association is to run a register for the government, naming and shaming those firms which have been subject to shareholder revolts over executive pay.
Fell almost 0.5% on Tuesday
Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at LGIM, has been appointed a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for improving diversity in financial services.
Taylor Wimpey has appointed Hymans Robertson as third-party administrator of its pension scheme after an open tender.
Master trusts are increasingly becoming the defined contribution (DC) vehicle of choice for FTSE 350 companies as they ditch trust-based schemes.
The Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and GKN Group have approved a £190m buyout in one of the first de-risking deals of 2017.
The FTSE 100 has broken through its previous peak to set a new record high as it nears the 7,000 mark.
The FTSE 100 is within sight of its all-time high after closing at its highest level for 15 years on Tuesday.
Updated 10.52am: The FTSE is falling in mid-morning trade after Chancellor George Osborne unveiled details of the coalition government's £6.2bn spending cuts.
European markets have tumbled following a ban on naked short-selling in Germany.
The FTSE 100 plunged 1.71% or 89.76 points to 5171.23 this morning as shares were hit by the prospect of a hung parliament in the UK and worries over the Greek debt crisis.