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Pensions

  • ¬©Ikon The long viewHoward Kearns introduces LE01: a measure of longevity risk that puts it in context with other risks and mitigating factors over time. 09 August 2018
  • ¬©Ikon Pooling pensioners' resourcesCatherine Donnelly discusses the new drawndown products that increase returns through longevity credits. 09 August 2018
  • shutterstock_666230269 The case for consolidationJohn Herbert discusses the merits of consolidating defined benefit pension plans using a sectionalised master trust approach 10 May 2018
  • Web_PensionRisk_iStock-458570557 copy Slight fall for DB deficitMercer's pensions risk survey has found that the accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK's 350 largest listed companies fell from £137bn at the end of February to £133bn on 31 March 2017. 14 April 2017
  • Web_PensionChoice_iStock-513743024 Savers urged to weigh pensions and LISAsPensions consultancy Hymans Robertson has found that 61% of workers aged under 40 would open a Lifetime ISA (LISA) and 68% would save into one alongside a pension. 14 April 2017
  • iStock The inequality challengeTackling the GMP inequality issue through conversion seems the least problematic of a number of other options, but doing the calculations has its own difficulties, explain David Everett and Donna Matteucci 01 December 2016
  • Cover-Hour-Glass_02 Diffusing the demographic time bombDr Chris Ball looks at how an ageing population can be supported to work longer to encourage the benefits of extending employment lives 03 November 2016
  • p17-19-hand-ainnuities-Passing-boxes-shutterstock_44183809 Passing secondary annuities onTim Bateman and Stuart McDonald discuss UK government proposals, subsequently abandoned, to permit those in receipt of annuities to sell them to third parties 03 November 2016
  • Alex Cunningham Labour appoints Cunningham as shadow pensions ministerLabour has named Alex Cunningham as shadow pensions minister. 18 October 2016
  • care home sad People being 'left in limbo' when it comes to planning for future care costsJust 6% of people aged over 45 have made financial plans to pay for their future care needs, a survey by Just Retirement has found. 10 October 2016
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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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