Tag Archives: Pensions

Why CDC is the UK’ pension reformation.

The title of this blog might seem ambitious. Britain currently has no CDC pensions, only an application for a CDC pension scheme, sitting with TPR – from Royal Mail. While that scheme will provide a very ambitious, very expensive and … Continue reading

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Eversheds swings behind retail CDC

    Michael Jones is a Pensions Partner at Sutherlands Eversheds. Yesterday he published on linked in an article first published in Professional Pensions: CDC in decumulation – five key strategic areas for focus (professionalpensions.com) The importance of one of … Continue reading

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Is the PPF overfunded or under-invested?

The PPF has published its Purple book – rolled out to an audience of 250 anonymous aficionados  at a Pension Expert event this week. It revealed DB schemes in rude health with reserves well up and a funding ration at … Continue reading

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Is LDI fundamentally unsuitable to small DB schemes?

  Evan Guppy runs a multi-billion pound leveraged LDI program for the Pension Protection Fund. The collateral calls it met over the September/October crisis involved posting £1.5bn in cash and gilts For the first time before during or after the … Continue reading

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Another way to LDI – how the PPF’s approach has fared in 2022.

While the pensions industry continues to live under the pall of the LDI blow-up, the PPF have confidently explained how they have managed the problems that arose from the spike in gilt yields in September. Speaking to me at a … Continue reading

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Find out how the PPF used LDI as part of its pension strategy – TODAY 10.30-FREE

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Why steelworker’s compo is set to fall by £15,000

The FCA has published its proposed redress scheme for steelworkers but it looks like the compensation will cost £49m rather than the estimated £71m earlier this year. The new compensation levels are now estimated to average  £45,000 (down from £60,000)  … Continue reading

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“IF I was a Director “… how Nest can overhaul itself.

  Nest is recruiting three non-executive directors to increase the diversity of its Board. This is an opportunity, 12 years in, for Nest to ask fundamental questions about how it can move itself and auto-enrolment along. Diversity of outlook I … Continue reading

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Judging the net zero pledges of workplace pensions

Competition between workplace pension providers has been a great boon to the 11 million new savers who have payroll contributions being made towards a retirement pot. The vast majority of the retirement pots being built up are likely to see … Continue reading

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How linkedin is winning eyeballs

  Linked in is the least sexy social media platform ever, but it has 750m + members which is more than one in ten people on the planet and in developed countries, especially those for whom English is the lingua … Continue reading

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