Tag Archives: Funding

LDI – “Blood on the Tracks”

Well, I wanna be your lover, babyI don’t wanna be your bossDon’t say I never warned youWhen your train gets lost Bob Dylan “It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry” This article is about the … Continue reading

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“The theoretical and analytical basis for the DWP’s funding regulations are not fit for purpose”.

This is the third in our series of blogs addressing the questions posed in the DWP’s Funding Regulations consultation. The previous blogs may be seen firstly here and secondly here. We follow the same conventions as in previous blogs. Industry … Continue reading

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Con Keating and Iain Clacher appalled by DWP’s proposed Funding Regulations

This is the first in a series of blogs covering our responses to the questions posed in the Funding Regulations consultation paper, which closes on October 17, 2022. As there are 25 questions and we wish to keep our blogs … Continue reading

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The Killing of Open Schemes – Michael Bromwich

  Michael Bromwich has been the CIMA Professor of Financial Accounting  at the  LSE since October 1985  . He is the co-author of “Management accounting in a digital and global economy” and one of Britain’s authorities on the subject. His … Continue reading

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AgeWage is closing its investment round (but you’ve still got a week to invest)

http://www.seedrs.com/agewage We’ll be closing our investment round with Seedrs on Friday 24th May. As I write, that gives readers a week to invest. You invest by clicking the link above, if you want to invest more than £5,000, drop henry@agewage.comContinue reading

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With “good risk” , we can push the sky away.

    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

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Is the USS really in crisis?

Professor Dennis Leech is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Warwick University. This week has seen the University Employers threaten to withdraw sponsorship for future DB accrual, the University Union announce intended strike action and the DWP Select Committee ask fundamental questions about … Continue reading

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“Spanish steps” – ideas on pension funding from Jon Spain.

Jon Spain is an eccentric brilliant actuary who has worked for many years worked at the Government Actuary’s department. I am proud he has asked me to provide a précis of his response to Charles Cowling’s Sessional Paper to the Institute … Continue reading

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If you don’t know who’s paying, it’s probably you.

  The last few days have seen a reality check on who’s paying for the long term care of our elderly. Now I read this morning a report by the Resolution Foundation on who’s  paying for the deficit reduction plans … Continue reading

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Narrowing the range of thought…

I get back from a few days in the North East to this headline in Corporate Adviser First Actuarial versus the world: DB’s glass half full or half empty? (you can read the article on the link at the bottom) … Continue reading

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