Tag Archives: DB funding

Why charitable DB schemes shouldn’t rush to buy-out.

  Stephanie Hawthorne has written another well researched and thoughtful article on defined benefit schemes funded by charities for their staff. These schemes are different from corporate DB schemes in a number of ways. 40% of them are open to … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Hackney as Zola the dog is found

  Zola, the Pension Minister’s hound was lost in Haggersden. But Zola has been found. We will forgive “late comms” on DB funding , there is more rejoicing in the Borough of Hackney over one dog that is found…well done … Continue reading

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Charles Counsell hands on the poisoned chalice

It’s been a year since TPR appointed Sarah Smart as Chair and her anniversary is marked by news that Charles Counsell will not be seeking a second four year term as CEO. Sarah Smart brought youth and feminity to a … Continue reading

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Keating and Clacher debunk LDI

Risk and DB Pension Scheme Funding Iain Clacher & Con Keating If only that Dilbert cartoon had been published fifteen or twenty years ago, we might have seen very different outcomes from the rise of ‘de-risking’ strategies, liability driven investment … Continue reading

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Philip Bennett’s DB funding code response

Given that the future is unknowable (and particularly over very long time horizons), it is  poor regulation to encourage all DB Schemes to adopt similar investment strategies (herding). Continue reading

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All plans off for DB funding proposals

I’m sorry to have missed the FT’s DB funding debate, it sounds like a lively affair! Mercer, the professional services firm, last week estimated the aggregate accounting deficit for DB schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies was £52bn … Continue reading

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