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Who’ll benefit from easing insurer’s capital requirements?

NEW: UK Govt says it’s “committed” to ensuring the insurance regime remains a “safe home” for people’s pensions. but also that UK insurers “remain internationally competitive”. Govt was responding to a written question on the impact of Solvency2 reforms.https://t.co/FuwkoouYOR — … Continue reading

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Who owns the Bristol Water pension surplus? Steelworkers take note!

I hear that the very well-informed MP, Stephen Timms, who chairs the Work and Pensions Select Committee, is on to Bristol Water’s claim on the £12.1m surplus that is estimated to be left over after the scheme is bought out … Continue reading

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Why pensions need a shift from a deficit to a surplus mindset.

This blog is written as a tribute to Stefan Zaitschenko whose positive mindset has meant that his fellow pensioners have been awarded a bonus of £57m. Stefan thinks positively about pensions and is an example to us all. From deficit … Continue reading

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Superfunds and COVID-19

In a very good overview of superfunds, Jo Cumbo and the FT explain the new option available to the 5000+ employers sponsoring DB schemes on what Guy Opperman calls their spectrum of choice. Jo makes clear that superfunds are not … Continue reading

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Insuring too much for living too long

I went to an interesting debate this morning about the DB deficit crisis (what crisis?). A number of interesting things emerged, such as a statement that a pension scheme cannot get a real return on its investments. I looked at … Continue reading

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