Four managers have been appointed to run the multi-asset credit (MAC) fund of the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership.
This week’s top stories include findings from PwC that pensions schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, while Mercer launched a defined benefit master trust.
Mercer has launched a defined benefit (DB) master trust in a bid to offer a “best-in-class solution” that recognises the shrinking universe.
A dozen UK investment consulting firms have established a group aiming to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the August 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Oversimplification must be avoided in The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) proposed revision of the defined benefit (DB) scheme funding code, and a third way might be necessary, the industry has said.
This year might prove to be a blip in the growth of the bulk annuity market despite volumes trending towards £25bn, according to Mercer.
The Marathon Service (GB) Limited Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has completed a £610m full buy-in with Rothesay Life, covering the benefits of more than 1,400 members.
European pensions funds’ awareness of, and desire for, action on climate change related investment risk has surged, Mercer says.
The Littlewoods Pensions Scheme has completed a buy-in covering just under £930m of around 6,500 members’ benefits with Rothesay Life, the majority of which relate to deferred members.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the July 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Longevity swap usage is expected to grow further as more reinsurers enter the market to hedge the risk of deferred members, according to Mercer.
The Premaberg Holdings Limited Retirement Benefits Plan has agreed a £5m buy-in transaction with Just Group.
Professional Pensions spoke to Mercer UK wealth leader Benoit Hudon as part of its exclusive series of interviews with the leaders of the UK’s leading pension consulting firms. This is what he had to say…
The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has hedged the longevity risk of around half its defined benefit (DB) liabilities through a £1.4bn longevity swap completed with Zurich and Canada Life Reinsurance.
Sponsors whose pension schemes complete buy-ins or buyouts tend to outperform their peers by between 0.25% and 3% on average, Mercer research finds.
The revenue of the three biggest pension consultancy firms in the UK fell slightly in 2019, dropping from £1.16bn in 2018 to £1.14bn in 2019.
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…
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Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the May 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Barnett Waddingham non-executive chairwoman Elizabeth Renshaw-Ames has been named as trustee chairwoman of Aviva Master Trust.
Ahead of stepping down as senior partner next week, Nick Salter tells James Phillips about building Barnett Waddingham up to £100m in turnover, his client-first mantra, and his desire for greater consumer trust.
The 3i Group Pension Plan has agreed a £650m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring the remaining benefits within the scheme.
Charlotte Moore looks at industry efforts to why improving members' financial wellbeing and retirement planning is crucial in a crisis situation.