Tag Archives: Hymans Robertson

Off to buy-out? – Don’t forget to turn off DC!

Many people who are have worked with an employer with a DB plan will have or had a DC pot managed by the trustees. This blog looks at what will happen to member’s DC savings as DB plans move into … Continue reading

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Nicola Sturgeon , Scotland and pensions

    I watched Nicola Sturgeon announce she would be resigning as First Minister in Hymans Robertson’s offices in London. It seemed fitting that a Scottish organisation doing very well in the UK provided the news feed. It was hard … Continue reading

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The give and take of workplace pensions (it can’t all be “done for us!”)

“Done for you” has become an over-worked phrase in a very short time. I started using it to refer to the CDC decumulation solution discussed by Simon Eagle and others where CDC becomes another investment pathway – with the pension … Continue reading

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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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1m+ employers chose workplace pensions, how many will review that choice?

  Thank to Hymans Robertson, for a series of excellent sessions on the benchmarking of workplace pensions value for money propositions. The sessions have been led by Michael and Shabna. The consultancy is looking to encourage good practice amongst not … Continue reading

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Club Vita’s latest picture of the Covid-19 data.

Club Vita is an actuarial resource that helps pension schemes understand what’s going on death and health wise. It uses big data sets to create pictures which non-actuaries like me can understand. If , like me, you want to understand … Continue reading

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Pension paralysis over the net-pay rip off.

I won’t bore you with a list, but there are 31 blogs on this site dealing with various aspects of the net-pay rip-off which is denying hundreds of thousands of low-paid people the incentive promised them by HMRC for contributing … Continue reading

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Insuring too much for living too long

I went to an interesting debate this morning about the DB deficit crisis (what crisis?). A number of interesting things emerged, such as a statement that a pension scheme cannot get a real return on its investments. I looked at … Continue reading

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Why a 12% pension saving rate is wrong.

      I had hoped to talk yesterday with and  today about Lord Turner and the meeting of minds at the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association. The change of title a year ago had, I hoped , heralded a more open … Continue reading

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“Blindsided!”-investment consultants caught by FCA’s rabbit punch

Nobody saw it coming. I went to a conference of investment consultants earlier in the month, the FCA’s Market Review was not on the agenda of any of the day’s sessions. But the FCA’s proposal to make a MARKET INVESTIGATION REFERENCE … Continue reading

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