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Investment Association (IA) UK gilt funds were the only fund sector to deliver positive returns in a "horror show" March, which saw the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic decimate the performance of most IA-registered vehicles.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) has rattled investors of all kinds, but the market reaction poses some challenges unique to pension funds, Duncan Lamont writes.
Schemes need to get in place a "robust hedging strategy" to mitigate the impact of sudden falls in gilt yields, Buck has said.
Philip Hammond's Spring Statement was empty of any direct pension news as the Treasury sought to avoid major policy announcements.
The UK Statistics Authority's (UKSA) "refusal" to fix a long-standing error in the retail prices index (RPI) is "untenable" and demonstrates a need to commit to one measure of inflation.
The government will gradually adopt a version of the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) which incorporates housing costs for pension funds and index-linked gilts, it confirmed today.
The aggregate defined benefit (DB) funding level worsened in March, hitting its worst level since last August, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes further upped their allocation to bonds in the year to March 2017, continuing a four-year trend, analysis by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has found.
A national debate is needed to consider whether the investment approach of defined benefit (DB) schemes is storing up problems for the future, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) president Sir Brian Souter has said.
The actuarial funding deficit on Barclays' main defined benefit (DB) scheme has risen to £7.9bn in its September 2016 triennial valuation, following falls in gilt yields.
Political uncertainty following the shock election result will lead to more volatility in the pound which could feed inflation, according to investment experts.
The aggregate deficit of defined benefit plans (DB) fell by £15.5bn over last month to £226.5bn according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
Inflation is on the rise but how can schemes deal with this? Lynn Strongin-Dodds takes a look at the options.
The combined deficit of defined benefit (DB) schemes increased by £29.2bn over December to £223.9bn according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
Jeremy Lang takes a look at recent market movements and asks if we are seeing a shift to fiscal policy
The combined funding position of the Lloyds Banking Group defined benefit (DB) schemes deteriorated considerably in the third quarter of the year.
The UK's 5,945 defined benefit (DB) schemes have an overall funding ratio of 133% under realistic investment return assumptions, according to First Actuarial.
As the issue of DB deficits continues to cause headaches, Charlotte Moore looks at how they can be dealt with.
The total funding level of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 index has worsened for the fourth month in a row, after further gilt yield falls.
The Debt Management Office (DMO) is set to issue a 30-year inflation protected bond as investors clamour for ways to protect against rising inflation.
Demand for buy-ins is set to triple over the next decade as more defined benefit (DB) schemes look to offload their liabilities to insurers.
The Bank of England (BoE) has purchased more than £3bn worth of long-dated gilts as part of its latest stimulus package, after failing to meet targets last week.
DB schemes are juggling the need to have sufficient cash to pay out pensions while still generating returns. Helen Morrissey asks if liquidity ladders are the answer