Willis Towers Watson's fiduciary clients have seen funding levels improve by 23.1 percentage points over the last 10 years, according to its latest performance figures.
Funding standards for DB schemes have increased exponentially over the past decades. Con Keating says such significant overstatement of liabilities will lead to pushback through the courts.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned sponsors against prioritising dividend payments over contributions where there is a significant scheme deficit.
Altaf Kassam looks at how schemes can make their growth portfolio work harder
IAS 19 is the accounting standard many sponsors use to make disclosures about their defined benefit schemes in their records. But a report from Lincoln Pensions argues IAS 19 is not good enough. Michael Klimes investigates.
The cost and size of pension deficits are increasing which has consequences for trustees, company directors and shareholders. Michael Klimes asks if investors are starting to worry.
Hilary Salt is pleased to see people are starting to revisit the idea of how best to fund schemes
Majority of people believe Brexit is a bad decision for UK according to PP research.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities are likely to rise after 10-year gilt yields fell below 1% today for the first time ever following last week's Brexit vote.
CH2M has announced proposed plans to curb benefits for the 3,300 members of the beleaguered Halcrow Pension Scheme (HPS).
The Halcrow Pensioners Association (HPA) says The Pensions Regulator (TPR) could have done more to help prevent the scheme's spiralling pension deficit.
This week we want to know if the current low interest rate environment is due to cyclical or structural factors.
Plans to save the beleaguered Halcrow Pension Scheme have come under fire by the association representing some of its members. Kristian Brunt-Seymour reports.
The planned removal of the 15-year recovery plan end date for defined benefit (DB) schemes run by energy network operators has been welcomed.
The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) annual funding statement has discovered most employers will be able to keep or raise deficit contribution levels given their increased profitability.
After a solution to save the Halcrow's DB scheme was ruled illegal by the High Court, the trustees are looking at an alternative option. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the case.
The shortfall of defined benefit (DB) schemes has risen from £425bn to £800bn in nine years despite employers trying to plug the gap.
Sponsors and trustees are working together more closely during the valuation process but larger schemes are less satisfied with negotiations, according to research by Punter Southall.
Just 30% of defined benefit (DB) pension funds have developed an integrated approach to risk management, according to a survey by Xafinity.
As falling yields lower funding levels, PP finds DB schemes are in a predicament.
Trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes are failing to challenge their consultants on investment advice, according to research by SEI and IFF Research.
Women who are most vulnerable to changes in the state pension should not receive help from the government to make transitional arrangements according to PP research.
This week we want to know what you think will happen to aggregate defined benefit funding levels in 2016 and what the priorities of The Pensions Regulator should be.
While rising rates will reduce liabilities, global divergence in monetary policy poses serious risks for scheme funding levels, writes Stephanie Baxter.