The 4% rule of thumb often used to define a sustainable approach for drawdown in retirement is no longer fit for purpose due to prevailing and sustained market conditions, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
As Europe faces a complex tapering trajectory, Michaël Lok looks at a number of emerging opportunities in credit
Various risks can have significant effects on DB scheme liabilities, but what should schemes prepare for? James Phillips reports on four investors' views on the biggest looming risks.
After a year of stellar growth, investors are concerned the global economy will not be able to sustain momentum. Stephanie Baxter looks at some of the latest economic predictions
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 US central bank has become the first to begin reversing quantitative easing, with more to follow. Stephanie Baxter looks at what to expect from this historic shift.
Despite high political uncertainty across the world, the VIX index is at unusually low levels. This is a potentially dangerous combination, writes Stephanie Baxter.
The Treasury select committee is to investigate how low interest rates and quantitative easing have impacted the economy since 2008.
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).
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has called for the Pensions Regulator (TPR) to "take a proportionate and flexible approach" to defined benefit (DB) scheme funding.
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).
The industry has to be more flexible to make defined benefit (DB) schemes more sustainable during this time of economic uncertainty says Ros Altmann.
The triple lock on state pensions most likely to go due to Brexit according to PP research.
The euro shot up against all major currencies after the European Central Bank (ECB) cut deposit rates to -0.3% and extended its asset purchasing programme.
The Eurozone experienced a 1% increase in gross domestic product (GDP) on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2015.
As deficits hit a record level, PP looks at the impact on funding negotiations
The Greek election results may have a resounding impact on UK pension schemes, Natasha Browne finds
What effect will the ECB’s QE programme have on pensions? Natasha Browne investigates
The European Central Bank is being urged to undertake full-blown QE this month following worse than expected deflation in the eurozone, writes Stephanie Baxter.
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The European Central Bank (ECB) has made a bold move to tackle low inflation and weak growth in the Eurozone by further cutting interest rates and introducing new stimulus plans.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates that were already close to zero and introduced a stimulus plan in a bid to kick-start the eurozone economy.
The US Federal Reserve has said it will end its purchases of government bonds in October, bringing to a close the quantitative easing (QE) experiment.