The investment portfolios of consolidators could be more resilient to market shocks than the typical insurer portfolio, latest research by Redington reveals.
The Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Pension Scheme has completed its 2017 valuation, calculating scheme assets were enough to cover 102% of its liabilities.
Funds that match and link credit with liability-driven investing (LDI) have been launched by BMO Global Asset Management in a bid to simplify the process of de-risking defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Speculation about rate rises has caused some schemes to delay any further liability hedging. Rosalind Mann looks at why this may be the wrong move.
Carillion's 13 UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes had a combined £2.6bn buyout deficit upon its collapse on 15 January, according to an analysis for Sky News.
The total deficit of defined benefit (DB) schemes improved marginally, latest Pension Protection Fund (PPF) data reveals.
Schemes often look at total investment returns when assessing success. However, a recent paper says other factors should also be taken into account. Helen Morrissey reports
Con Keating argues that "inflated" market-consistent valuation estimates are distorting cash equivalent transfer values and service costs.
The Airways Pension Scheme (APS) trustees' decision to grant a discretionary increase would have very little effect on the security of members' benefits, an expert actuary has argued in the High Court.
Con Keating takes a look at different approaches to evaluating pension liabilities.
In the latest of his articles for Professional Pensions, Con Keating expands on his thoughts on pension liability valuation methodology and explains why his ideas are far from 'crackpot'.
The DB Taskforce's interim report reveals the risk of schemes not paying benefits in full is higher than previously thought. Jonathan Stapleton looks at the findings and assesses what can be done.
Con Keating questions the need for discount rates and argues, even if we do use them, the current methodologies based on market-consistency and expected returns on investment are wrong.
Kevin Wesbroom looks at the issues the industry faces around liabilities
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 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.
The total deficit for defined benefit (DB) schemes reached £710bn on a funding basis by 29 August amid further falls in gilt yields.
Only 11 companies in the FTSE 250 provide defined benefit (DB) pensions for a significant number of employees, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Deferred members dominate the DB universe but the high cost of insuring them makes bulk annuities out of reach for many schemes, even more so since the introduction of Solvency II. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores what schemes can do.
Inflation measured on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased to 0.6% in the year to July 2016 according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
As more defined benefit schemes experience negative cashflows Dan Mikulskis looks at how this can be managed.
Amec Foster Wheeler has merged its two main defined benefit (DB) schemes into a defined contribution (DC) arrangement after closing the biggest fund to future accrual.
Defined benefit (DB) deficits at FTSE350 companies have swelled by £34bn since 2010 despite £15bn being paid into them annually.
Defined benefit liabilities have risen by an eye-watering £70bn on the back of the Bank of England's (BoE) decision to cut interest rates and launch a new round of quantitative easing (QE).