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If you’re 65 , you just got 11 months older

In 2017, the Govt used rising longevity to justify bringing forward a planned rise in the state pension age to 68 by seven years. At time, Govt said a 65-yr old could expect to live for another 22.8 years According … Continue reading

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Actuaries! Talk with us – don’t argue with each other.

  There’s a  silly letter in the FT this week which I print in full.  Sir, Jo Cumbo’s report “Mortality update bodes well for pension deficits” (May 4) refers to an assertion by PwC that slowing mortality improvements could reduce UK … Continue reading

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Isn’t life looking up for our DB Plans?

  Say it quietly but the outlook for our defined benefit pension schemes is improving. Members , trustees and sponsoring employers can be heartened by five concurrent signals – all of which suggest that the cataclysm predicted last year by … Continue reading

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Pension schemes can learn from occupational health data.

It’s long been known that the best way of valuing the pension liabilities of the employees of a company is to look at historical data of previous generations as a starting point. The class of 2004, 1994 or even 1954 can teach … Continue reading

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