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First Actuarial- proud to work for you!


  I had a nice surprise over breakfast; whizzing through my emails I found that while I’ve gone on holiday, they’ve issued a FAB press release! 50:50 claim by PLSA is “dangerously misleading” says First Actuarial First Actuarial chastises the … Continue reading

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Labour adopts CDC for good retirement outcomes


  This week , the Labour Party’s list of policies became one longer when shadow pension minister Alex Cunningham announced that reviving the mothballed secondary legislation to enable collective defined contribution schemes would happen under a future Labour Government. A few … Continue reading

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Workplace Pension winners and losers- Punter Southall Aspire do the numbers (Now with added NEST!)


Employers selecting DC default investment funds for their workforce pensions assume they’re making a wise investment choice. However, a new report, ‘Who’s performing well?’ from Punter Southall Aspire, which examined nine major DC pension providers’ default pension funds in their … Continue reading

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What future – if we cannot rely on universities in twenty years time?


When I wrote my blog yesterday, I had not read the USS consultation document which contains the basis of the triennial valuation it has just completed. I was writing “over” the FT article written by Jo Cumbo which (as usual) presented … Continue reading

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“Going halves on DB” – the argument for (and against) partial transfers.


(Rival) consultancy LCP and insurer Royal London have joined up to produce a paper calling for it to be mandatory for trustees to provide members with the option to take part of their DB pension as pension and part as … Continue reading

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Deficit – what deficit?


  “Deficit – What deficit?” asks First Actuarial as the FAB Index climbs for the third month in a row     First Actuarial’s Best estimate (FAB) Index improved for the third month in a row, showing a month-end surplus … Continue reading

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Social Housing? Pensions? Read this!


    This is from my main man, Neal Thompson. Neal is sh*t off a shovel when it comes to this stuff. Much the most knowledgeable fellow I’ve ever met on social housing and pensions. Devonshires are one of those … Continue reading

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Start out as you mean to go on – come work with us!


We’re looking for someone who’s spent a year + in pensions and wants to work in a proper consultancy. Continue reading

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FAB index continues to climb (and has some good news for Tata Steel!) #FABI


First Actuarial’s Best estimate (FAB) Index improved again in March showing a surplus of £294bn across the 6,000 UK defined benefit schemes. This continues to buck the trend with the PPF 7800 index falling for the third month in a … Continue reading

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Helping young staff to a home of their own


There’s increasing help in the workplace for those planning retirement or struggling with debt.  “Financial well-being” is this year’s “financial education” and the healthcare organisations have worked out that a solvent workforce is a workforce less likely to suffer from … Continue reading

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