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Pensions

  • DC funds urged to change their "impatient" approach ©Shutterstock Illiquid assets could boost pension pots by 10%Defined contribution (DC) pension scheme members could enjoy a 10% boost to their savings by adding illiquid assets to their default investment strategies, new research has found. 18 February 2019
  • Climate risk to pension savings ©Shutterstock FTSE 100 pension schemes 'highly exposed' to climate changeFTSE 100 companies are leaving their workers' pension savings highly exposed to the potential impacts of climate change, research from ShareAction has revealed. 15 February 2019
  • fig-1 Dynamic discountingCorporate bonds provide a good matching investment strategy in a defined benefit pension scheme, says Sathish Umapathy but a new approach to discounting the liabilities is needed 07 February 2019
  • p28-29_ikon_62000041-(1) Keeping promisesSimon Brimblecombe examines issues around actuarial assessment of social security retirement schemes. 07 February 2019
  • Lord-Paul-Myners_DSF7974-©Peter-Searle- Interview: Lord Paul MynersLord Paul Myners talks with Stephen Hyams about the economic outlook, Brexit, fintech, short-termism in investments and pension matters 07 February 2019
  • web_piggy_bank_iStock-543813814.png Majority of DB pension schemes in deficit, PPF warnsAlmost two-thirds of the UK's defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are running at a deficit, despite funding increasing to the highest levels recorded since 2014. 04 December 2018
  • GMP equalisation "could take years" ©iStock Pension industry split on how to deal with GMP equalisationThe pension industry is split on how to deal with guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP) equalisation following a landmark ruling that could add billions to UK schemes' liabilities. 28 November 2018
  • Holding-piggy-bank--Shutterstock Stopping the gapKate Smith highlights the gap in pension savings between women and men, and examines the reasons behind it. 08 November 2018
  • Actuary Collage Can we help consumers avoid running out of money in retirement?Pensions are all about providing an income for life, right? 08 November 2018
  • HIRES_shutterstock_1141509668new2.jpg When cash becomes kingJohn McAleer and Graham Wardle of the Running Off Mature Schemes Working Party discuss the rise of cashflow driven investment. 08 November 2018
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Actuaries in pensions

Pensions actuaries work with other specialists, such as pensions lawyers and administrators, to help different pension schemes meet the needs of trustees, employers and scheme members.

As schemes will be affected by the investment market, and changing legislation and regulation, an actuary is on hand to provide specialist advice

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