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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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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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Find out how the PPF used LDI as part of its pension strategy

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Cumbo calls into question pension transparency.

Case study – the pertinent question on DB funding. For this story, I spoke to an 86yr-old who worries everyday about how his wife, 9 yrs younger, will cope financially if he dies before her. He receives NO inflation rises … Continue reading

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Pension indexation for DB schemes (intact or in the PPF)

The FT has picked up on the “missing” indexation on defined benefits earned before April 1997. These aren’t being paid to 83,000 members of the PPF but nor are they being paid to the members of many occupational DB schemes … Continue reading

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The PPF’s 11 defined benefit pension need-to-knows

This is the third and final of the PPF’s blogs devoted to explaining pensions to its membership. I hope that readers find them refreshing and that there are good things in them which they can use for themselves, their clients … Continue reading

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Get retirement ready with the PPF and you’re over 40

Yesterday, I published the PPF’s  how to get retirement ready in your 20s, 30s and early 40s. Today they compile a list of seven things you should think about as you approach the end of your career. Even if you … Continue reading

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Can Stephen Timms cut the Gordian Knot and unbind FAS pensions?

Stephen Timms , chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, has written to pensions minister Guy Opperman asking for clarity over the compensation cap placed on the Financial Assistance Scheme. Last year the Court of Appeal ruled that the cap … Continue reading

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2022 action plan for pensions

2022 has dawned rosy! There is optimism that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Cases are at an all time high but we are building immunity through vaccinations Though many will find it harder to save as real … Continue reading

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