Scottish Widows has secured its second bulk annuity deal with a £54m buy-in for Barloworld UK Pension Scheme after the insurer entered the market last year.
Volatility has risen ahead of the EU referendum with markets already reeling from a deflationary scare driven by the oil price fall. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds schemes must take action now to mitigate their risk exposures.
There would be little to gain from Britain leaving the EU, according to a paper from BlackRock Investment Institute (BII).
As the EU referendum looms closer it is entirely possible the UK could end up leaving Europe. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds a Brexit could be both good and bad for pensions.
Japanese equities plunge 5%
FOMC takes more dovish tone
This week the FCA admitted a blunder on cash-out figures, TPR won a landmark AE case in the High Court, while a ground-breaking case could help trustees override drafting mistakes.
Pension professionals believe the industry spends too much time dealing with problems that affect a small number of high earners, according to PP research.
Despite growth, pension funds still face a number of challenges, John Redwood says
US President Barack Obama has praised a deal to prevent a "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and taxation.
UK - Uncertainty surrounding a hung parliament will have a negative effect on scheme investments but could help reduce liabilities, independent consultant Ros Altmann said.
Uncertainty surrounding a hung parliament will have a negative effect on scheme investments but could help reduce liabilities, Ros Altmann says.
Kevin Frisby discusses the prospects of the commercial property market and urges investors to learn from the market downturn before investing again
Caroline Allen reports on the successful recovery of many emerging market economies from the global recession, where rising corporate sales and high levels of foreign exchange reserves have lowered their risky reputation
John Dickson of Hymans Robertson explains how schemes can take advantage of medium-term anomalies in order to boost returns
Giovanni Legorano looks at how pension funds' approach to portable alpha has had to evolve