Tag Archives: DB

The other way to value DB schemes- Clacher and Keating.

  DB scheme value Valuation – the long way round Our blog (May 28th) calling for a bonfire of pension regulation led to a surprising amount of interest and a wide range of questions and even some requests for expansion … 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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Time for some fresh thinking on CDC

  The Pension Schemes Bill is making its way through the House of Lords but now seems unlikely to get Royal Assent before July. If it misses its target and we don’t get an Act till the Autumn, a Royal … Continue reading

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How to talk to your staff about pensions

Quietroom are silently curating a lot of good advice using linked in. If you have the dexterity and the eyesight to access their posts , then here’s the link to the document. But I struggled and when I found the … Continue reading

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What are those actuaries up to now?

“The Great Risk Transfer” baffled the journalists who were conspicuous by their absence at this breakfast meeting. Pension Age reported “IFoA to investigate transferring of risk onto consumers” as if the actuaries were campaigning  for Which? Professional Pensions reported the … Continue reading

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So what’s this “tough new regulatory environment” for DB pensions?

  Next week I’m on holiday – but I’m not – because I’m doing loads of meetings and moderating a session at the DG DB pensions conference. What you have to do when you moderate these things is get all … Continue reading

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Towards a new pension funding code

  On Thursday, David Fairs, head of policy at the Pensions Regulator delivered a keynote speech to 200 or so delegates at the First Actuarial client conference. He did so a couple of hours after publishing a blog which has … Continue reading

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First Actuarial’s client conference in tweets

First Actuarial had its first client conference yesterday, if you weren’t there, it’s probably  because you aren’t a client. Make sure that doesn’t happen again next year! Here’s what you got/missed Hi Mark Riches introduces First Actuarial’s first client conference … Continue reading

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The Rookes report is a fine piece of work but actions speak louder than words.

Having read Caroline Rookes’ review of the regulator’s handling of the BSPS “Time to Choose” episode , I’m  satisfied that she’s sending the right messages to the various authorities involved. There are four authorities who have their say in the … Continue reading

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Coping with falling markets

It is a blessing that the first five years of auto-enrolment have seen world stock and bond markets rise. Low interest rates have had a lot to do with it, but we’ve also been in a period of comparative peace, … Continue reading

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