Defined benefit schemes in the FTSE 100 increased their total bond allocation to a record £330bn by the end of 2015.
Investors flock to cash and bonds
FTSE100 companies overall scheme deficits have reduced by over £15bn according to Barnett Waddingham's annual Accounting for Pension Costs by FTSE100 Companies report.
Total deficits of defined benefit (DB) schemes exceeded £300bn for the first time in May reaching record levels, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Redington has hired Jinesh Patel as vice president of its defined contribution (DC) and financial wellbeing consulting practice.
Bond allocations for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the FTSE 100 have soared from 49% to 59% of total assets in just six years.
The Kingfisher Pension Scheme has undergone a £230m medically underwritten buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) in a landmark deal for the bulk annuity market.
Total funding levels of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 have continued to fall against a backdrop of market volatility and falling gilt yields.
Total funding levels of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have improved since January despite volatile markets and low interest rates, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Total deficits of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 increased by more than a third over last month against a backdrop of falling gilt yields.
Industry experts are busy putting together their predictions for how 2016 is likely to pan out. However, Anne Ford says caution is needed.
This week in pensions speculation was rife over tax relief reforms, the chancellor announced a cap on exit fees, and DB was set to vanish from the FTSE 250 within a year.
PP considers how big a risk this is for schemes and how they can manage it
PP asks if schemes should be worried about big surges in volatility
The FTSE 100 was down 3% this morning to 5,913, after turmoil in China overnight saw trading suspended after just 30 minutes.
The euro shot up against all major currencies after the European Central Bank (ECB) cut deposit rates to -0.3% and extended its asset purchasing programme.
IFS Proshare head Gabbi Stopp has warned that employers with share schemes need to continue promoting the benefits of their plans.
Risk assets have regained some ground but equities remain deep in the red after a tumultuous weekend in Greece saw it impose capital controls after calling a surprise referendum over creditors' final bailout demands.
The bias of UK schemes to domestic equities cost them around 2% in lost returns last year, according to research from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
Equity markets began to share the pain of a sharp sell-off in European sovereign debt yesterday, with the FTSE 100 dropping 1.7% in early trading and bond yields spiking once more.
Stephanie Baxter looks at whether FTSE's new benchmarks will help trustees improve DC investment strategies
The total deficit of defined benefit (DB) FTSE 350 pension schemes surged 52% over a two-week period this month, according to Hymans Robertson.
The FTSE has opened 1% higher as it begins to recover from its worst one-day fall in 16 months.
As the Scottish independence referendum gets underway, we look at what a Yes vote could mean for pension schemes.