The aggregate deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes rose to £450bn over the course of November, PwC's Skyval index has recorded.
Respondents believe another rate rise is question of when, not if.
The Bank of England has raised rates for the first time in 10 years on a gradual path towards normalisation. Stephanie Baxter explores whether this will give schemes a reprieve from low yields
The Bank of England's (BoE) decision to increase interest rates for the first time in over a decade has been welcomed by the industry, yet the move will only be "symbolic" for most defined benefit (DB) schemes.
This week's top stories included the Trades Union Congress calling for collective defined contribution schemes after finding a bad year of investment performance a year before retirement can leave savers £5,000 a year worse off.
Follows rising inflation and GDP
90% chance of rate hike priced in
The combined funding position of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes improved by £50bn over October, PwC analysis suggests.
Fell almost 0.5% on Tuesday
Hedging appetite fell during the second quarter of this year as a lack of index-linked gilt supply continued to bite, BMO Global Asset Management has said.
Unchanged from previous month
Interest rates may increase faster in the future than financial markets have priced in, the Bank of England's (BoE) deputy governor has said.
Brexit-related uncertainty and low bond yields have weakened the UK's retirement system, with the nation slipping in 2017 global rankings for retirement security.
The funding levels of smaller schemes fell at a rate nearly five times faster than their larger peers, latest analysis by Goldman Sachs Asset Management reveals.
The UK's 350 largest listed companies are becoming increasingly unlikely to be able to meet their pension obligations, PwC research has suggested.
In a move that had been widely expected by markets, the Federal Reserve has increased US interest rates by a further 25 basis points (bps), marking its third rise since December 2015, as the US economy continues to improve.
Sorca Kelly-Scholte says schemes need to start looking at making changes to investment strategies as they become cashflow negative.
The aggregate deficit of FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes more than doubled in 2016, causing funding levels to plummet 10% in 12 months.
The Treasury select committee is to investigate how low interest rates and quantitative easing have impacted the economy since 2008.
Sorca Kelly-Scholte looks at the legacy of zero and negative interest rate policies.
Hilary Salt looks at the challenges of operating in a low interest rate environment.
Further quantitative easing (QE) and cutting interest rates to 0.25% have not hurt businesses with defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to the Bank of England (BoE).
Increased uncertainty around Brexit could lead to a prolonged period of low economic growth like that experienced by Japan. Charlotte Moore looks at what this will mean and how it can be prevented.
The 0.75% charge cap is forcing DC schemes to be creative in their investment strategy to generate adequate returns for members. One possible approach is factor-based investing, writes Michael Klimes