Plenty of risk remains in the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) universe but the outlook on funding levels is positive, the lifeboat says as it launches its 2019 Purple Book.
Master trusts have enjoyed positive returns across the three investment journey phases but there are some “early signs of concern” emerging around risk profiles, a Hymans Robertson master trust report reveals.
Zurich has agreed to insure £800m of longevity risk for the pensioners of a FTSE 100-sponsored pension scheme.
Taylor Wessing has published a report gauging industry views on challenges associated with pensions restructuring. Kim Kaveh explores the findings
Over a third of defined benefit (DB) trustees have helped their members source financial advice in the lead up to their retirement, research shows.
Aggregate spending on defined benefit (DB) pensions has dropped from £19bn to £15bn in 12 months, according to Hymans Robertson.
PP has analysed the accounts of the biggest pension consulting firms and recorded the turnover (revenue) in their most recent accounts. The full leaderboard is below…
The Aegon UK Staff Retirement and Death Benefit Scheme has secured a £144m buy-in with Phoenix, covering around a quarter of pensioner liabilities.
This week’s top stories include the approval of the settlement deal between British Airways and the trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme, and calculations that show pension schemes could save 20% if they move to a defined contribution master trust....
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has agreed a £750m bulk annuity transaction, converting a pensioner longevity swap held by the Scottish Hydro Electric Pension Scheme (SHEPS) into a buy-in.
The Combined Nuclear Pension Plan (CNPP) has appointed Aon Hewitt as an investment adviser for its defined benefit (DB) section, replacing Hymans Robertson.
Pension schemes face higher liabilities as improvements in mortality rates trend towards their highest level in a decade.
The government has scrapped plans to go ahead with an Autumn Budget on 6 November as prime minister Boris Johnson continues to push for a general election before the end of the year.
In the second of a series of interviews with fiduciary evaluators, Margie Lindsay speaks to Hymans Robertson's Mark Baker about his firm’s approach to fiduciary assessment.
AE has successfully brought millions of people into pension savings. But, as Kim Kaveh writes, it is far from perfect.
The Allied Domecq Pension Fund has insured £3.8bn of members’ benefits with Rothesay Life, in the market’s largest deal to cover both pensioner and deferred members.
Some 42% of pension savers think their funds will fall in value as a result of Brexit, with younger savers showing the most concern, according to Aegon.
Improvements in governance are leading to increasing investment innovation in DC. In this roundtable, panellists discuss charges, alternative investments and how schemes are approaching ESG
Some 96% of trustees are ready for upcoming ESG regulations which will require schemes to agree their approach to responsible investment, according to Hymans Robertson.
Here they are - the winners of the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2019...
Infrastructure is an asset class of increasing interest to schemes. In this roundtable, panellists discuss the investment, looking in particular at ESG issues and how they expect the asset class to develop
As one of the biggest IFA firms withdraws from the transfer market, Kim Kaveh gauges views on whether the move will impact scheme de-risking plans.
Pension experts are urging UK schemes to incorporate social and governance factors into their investments, as research shows European investors do not see the potential long-term returns.
One in five defined benefit (DB) schemes are in The Pension Regulator's (TPR) weakest two categories, analysis by Hymans Robertson has revealed.