Hymans Robertson is one of the UK's leading actuarial, pensions, investment and benefit consultancies, employing over 750 staff in four UK offices; London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Birmingham. It operates as an independent partnership and provides independent pensions, investment and life consultancy services, as well as data and technology solutions. Its clients include some of the UK's leading names and largest pension schemes, while our continued growth and success has been recognised by numerous industry awards.
The industry has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) feasibility report into the pensions dashboard as a move towards improving member outcomes.
Nine in 10 FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could pay off their IAS19 deficit with less than six months of earnings, according to Hymans Robertson.
Jonathan Stapleton says now the DWP has given the project the green light to proceed, it is now up to the industry to make sure it happens.
Two consultancies have reported decreases in defined benefit (DB) transfer quotation requests in Q3, and said guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation could impact transfer activity.
The pension insurance market could be set for another record-breaking next year as schemes are already "in the queue" for deals at the start of next year, says Hymans Robertson.
Defined benefit (DB) consolidator Clara has named its four inaugural providers for legal, actuarial and secretariat advice.
The industry has broadly welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' consultation on collective defined contribution (CDC) as a move towards improving retirement outcomes.
Motoring giant Ford has agreed to offer members of its UK defined benefit (DB) scheme the right to partially transfer their pension.
Hymans Robertson has promoted Mark Jaffray to head of its defined contribution (DC) consultancy business.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should reveal the names of master trusts that will not apply for authorisation and take a measured approach, industry experts have said.
Jonathan Stapleton asks how the combination of improved scheme funding and better insurer pricing could drive a resurgence in the take-up of full insurance buyouts.
Jonathan Stapleton says while the new rules will ensure master trusts are well run and have good systems, they won't necessarily ensure members are in the best schemes
Barry McKay has joined Barnett Waddingham to build its public sector pensions business after more than 22 years working for Hymans Robertson, PP can reveal.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for England and Wales is in a financially robust position and funds have vastly improved since 2013, according to the Government Actuary's Department (GAD).
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
A nationwide survey of committee and local pension board members of the Local Government Pension Scheme has revealed high levels of confidence in all areas of their responsibility.
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…
BA deal marks 'new chapter' for risk reduction market; £20bn-plus of transactions expected this year as megadeals continue
The Airways Pension Scheme's £4.4bn buy-in with Legal & General, announced this morning, is set to mark a 'fundamental shift' in market dynamics with deal volumes of £20bn-plus for 2018 now looking possible, consultants say.
Predictions that LDI flows could peak as soon as 2021 have led to hopes of higher gilt yields. However, Stephanie Baxter finds there are many variables at play.
Hymans Robertson partner Rona Train was named Adviser of the Year at the inaugural Women in Pensions Awards. She speaks to Stephanie Baxter about building her career in pensions.
Here they are - the winners of the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2018...
Some 42% of defined contribution (DC) trustees believe that their investment strategies are 'less sophisticated' than those used by defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a Hymans Robertson survey.
Around £8bn of buy-ins and buyouts were completed in the first half of this year, writing the highest volume of deals of any first half to date.
Anthony Ellis has taken over from John Walbaum to head Hymans Robertson's investment consultancy practice.