Category Archives: actuaries

Five ways the change from RPI may impact you and your pension

  It doesn’t matter if you are an employer or a DB pensioner or a DC saver, the Government’s decision to move from RPI to CPIH in 2030 will almost certainly impact you. The winners in this will be the … Continue reading

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More protest at the DB funding code! When will it end?

An anonymous person writes. I am bound like Ixion to a wheel and must publish. Hot on the heels of Clacher and Keating’s excoriation of the skin and bones I have gleaned from the interweb, I get by carrier pigeon … Continue reading

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Can you run a pension scheme with no end in sight?

The concept of infinity has puzzled philosophers for millennia and I’m not taking it on in a blog. It’s temporal counterpart  “eternity” has at least the boundary of time, though it’s still pretty mind-blowing to think of anything being eternal. … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? The DB Funding Code: An Existential Threat to Open DB Scheme

  We have been asked what impact the Funding Code would have on open schemes by a number of correspondents.  This blog illustrates why the new funding code is the  biggest risk that open scheme members face . Simply put, … Continue reading

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The Monthly medical update from COVID-10.arg

                                                COVID-ARG.COM Monthly medical update – Issue 4 30 October 2020 By Nicola Oliver and Dan Ryan … Continue reading

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Hospital Admissions Statistics – A fair representation of the true position?

    COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. Covid-arg.com Introduction The UK Government provides, as part of its coronavirus dashboard, daily information on hospital admissions where the patient has tested positive for COVID-19. We believe this measure … Continue reading

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The heavens open on tPR and DWP’s DB plans

As predicted in my recent blog , the heavens have opened and the Government’s plans for a new DB funding code and powers to the Regulator to make it stick are at risk of being deluged by industry criticism. Not … Continue reading

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Plagues past (and current matters ) Covid-19 Friday report (26)

                                        WWW.Covid-arg.com The Friday Report – Issue 26 By Matthew Fletcher, Nicola Oliver and John Roberts COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – … Continue reading

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The conversion of the Pension Plowman

I had a bit of a ding-dong with Guy Opperman earlier in the year when I disagreed with him about getting illiquid investments into our workplace pension “Backing annuities – yes,  backing DB scheme pensions -yes, but shoe-horned into DC … Continue reading

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Would CDC have surfed the pandemic’s waves? Aon think so

Earlier this week Willis Towers Watson explained how  an individual’s buying power from a CDC scheme could be 70% higher than from a conventional DC scheme. Hot on its heels, Aon analysis shows UK CDC schemes would have weathered 2020’s … Continue reading

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