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Pensions

  • ©iStock Longevity: Moving into the slow laneAfter consecutive decades of improvement, longevity is stalling. Matthew Edwards looks at the factors involved. 11 October 2018
  • web_hourglass_iStock-108328865.jpg Interpreting mortality trendsChris Tavener considers the implications of a slowdown in mortality improvements for actuarial advice to defined benefit pension schemes. 11 October 2018
  • The transition brings considerable uncertainty ©iStock LIBOR reform: A seismic shiftHetal Patel, Cyprian Njamma and the IFoA working party on LIBOR reform discuss the process and implications of transitioning away from the scandal-hit benchmark rate. 11 October 2018
  • Legal duties on climate risk are evolving ©iStock Pension schemes warned of legal action for failing to tackle climate risksThe trustees of 14 UK pension schemes have received letters warning of imminent legal action should they fail to consider the financial risks associated with climate change. 14 August 2018
  • Fraudsters pressured people to make quick decisions ©Shutterstock Pension fraud victims each lost £91,000 last yearA new television campaign was launched today to raise awareness of pension scams after it was found that victims each lost an average of £91,000 in the UK last year. 14 August 2018
  • ©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
  • Statins Statins: figures on the pulseLisanne Gitsels and Elena Kulinskaya quantify the impact of statins on longevity 09 August 2018
  • ©Ikon Pooling pensioners' resourcesCatherine Donnelly discusses the new drawndown products that increase returns through longevity credits. 09 August 2018
  • p23-25-Maturity--illustration-of-man-with-savings--Istock--541153308 The challenge of maturityCostas Yiasoumi and John McAleer discuss the challenges faced by mature defined benefit pension schemes and present a framework for managing their run-off 10 May 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
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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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