FTSE 100 employer contributions to defined contribution (DC) schemes have increased from an average of 6.4% in 2018 to 7.1% this year, according to Willis Towers Watson.
FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes are "bunching" around an average discount rate of 2.8% due to higher yields and a tougher stance from auditors, Hymans Robertson research finds.
The combined pension deficit of FTSE 350 companies grew by £9bn in December 2017 to £41bn one year later on an accounting basis, according to Mercer's funding tracker.
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.
Smaller FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes were nearly 15 percentage points less well-funded than larger schemes in 2017, according to a Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) analysis.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
FTSE 350 companies are failing to disclose to stakeholders a range of important data about their defined benefit (DB) obligations, a Lincoln Pensions study finds.
The ability of FTSE 350 companies to meet their defined benefit (DB) pension obligations is at its highest level in the last decade, PwC analysis says.
Jo Holden has been promoted from her role as Mercer's defined benefit (DB) leader to replace Steven Blackie as chief investment officer (CIO), the consultancy announced today.