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Tag Archives: FABI
As we reach the last few weeks of the year, I’ve been looking at the stories that are dominating the pension landscape and increasingly they are positive. Despite UK and global equity markets being down on the year, pensions are … Continue reading
Yesterday the FT published an article with a headline many predicted we’d never read again. “FTSE 100-backed pension schemes move from shortfall to surplus” About the time the article was published I received a mail from someone who turned … Continue reading
Much like daily temperatures , First Actuarial’s Best estimate (FAB) Index soared through June , and the heat is on for those who’ve weaponised accounting deficits. The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has announced a dramatic fall in 2018. The FAB Index – which provides … Continue reading
Rather than kick off with the FAB index this month, I thought to promote the response it’s publication this morning has received. On the one hand there is Paul Lewis, who (for me) stands for common sense and the ordinary person. … Continue reading
This from City AM’s Josh Mines The pension deficit of the UK’s 350 largest companies tumbled by a huge £16bn over the course of May, figures out today have shown. In just one month, the FTSE 350 pension … Continue reading
First Actuarial reveals a record surplus in its First Actuarial Best estimate (FAB) Index. The FAB Index – which provides the aggregate position of the UK’s 6,000 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes calculated using the best estimate expected return … Continue reading
Joy for DB is pain for DC! I am sure I am painting too simple a picture and that I’ll be whacked over the head by my learned colleagues, but the general jubilation breaking out over UK pension scheme … Continue reading
For the first time since we had pension freedoms , we have a market that appears out of control. As I write, the London Stock Exchange is preparing to open, with the FTSE lagging the S&P by 2.5%. We are … Continue reading
Carillion’s dramatic and sudden insolvency is likely to push its 13 defined benefit (DB) schemes, and their 28,000 members, into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). However, as reports emerge of a combined section 179 (s179) shortfall of as much as … Continue reading
BAE adopts sensible funding approach as FAB Index hits all time high. BAE Systems has announced it is adopting an “asset-led” funding approach, enabling it to maintain its funding deficit at 2014 levels and continue to provide defined benefit (DB) … Continue reading