Category Archives: pensions

How can you tell if your workplace pension is doing any good?

  Employers choose a DC pension for their staff for different reasons. During the staging of auto-enrolment, the capacity of the provider to manage compliance with regulations was a key criterion for medium sized employers; the capacity to set a … Continue reading

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Giving workers real news about their workplace pension

This video is well worth watching, it shows Michelle Sutton , one of HR’s most charismatic communicators, explaining how she hopes the 11,000 members of the Aegon SUEZ workplace pension are going to get updated on how their savings are … Continue reading

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20 years of LDI – success or failure?

This article first appeared on Hymans Robertson’s website and has since been republished in Professional Pensions. It argues that loading a Defined Benefit Scheme with long dated bonds is a good thing. Thank you Consultant James Mullins 20 years on, … Continue reading

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Pension Administrators need better benchmarks than each other!

Strong words, Henry. Pensions administration is the toughest gig in the industry – bar none. Let’s ensure we criticise “the industry” not “the individuals”. They are faced with a Herculean task. Clients and consultancies should invest more in these #pensions … Continue reading

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Health and Care – the bill arrives.

The cuts in earnings and benefits that have been announced and will be announced are the price we pay for years of neglect of our care system and for our lack of preparation for the pandemic. The two are linked, … Continue reading

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UK pension administration is increasingly shambolic.

  This morning’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning was devoted to the noble profession of pensions administration and featured Lesley Carline of KGC and Maurice Titley of ITM. Maurice talked of the challenges of GMP equalization and Mcleod and Lesley of … Continue reading

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There will be cracks in care funding – that’s how the light gets in.

Today we have had it confirmeded that in exchange for a substantial increase in national insurance – to fall on those in work, those past work will be comforted that they will have their care fees paid for them, save … Continue reading

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Australian pension experts take fright

I’ve received some information from a correspondent familiar with both UK and Australian pensions.  It touches on a recent blog about the naming and shaming of underperforming Australian Super funds. Here’s how my correspondent introduced it I read your recent … Continue reading

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In the code or in the cold; the FRC sort ESB wheat from chaff

The Financial Reporting Council is authoritative on stewardship, as its website makes plain. We regulate auditors, accountants and actuaries, and we set the UK’s Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes. We promote transparency and integrity in business. Our work is aimed … Continue reading

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Is Covid waning (or just the antibodies?) ; Covid Actuaries’ 50th report

                                                                                             Friday Report: Issue 50 By: John Roberts, Matt Fletcher & Adele Groyer COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID‑19 Actuaries … Continue reading

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