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New approach to DB pension funding could generate £40bn
A more contemporary approach to how liabilities for UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are funded could generate £40bn in extra value, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found.
23rd September 2020
UK pensions need 'once-a-century' equity performance to close funding gaps
UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are overly-dependent on improbable equity returns, and need a “once-a-century” performance to close funding gaps by 2030, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has warned.
16th September 2020
Shalin Bhagwan and Gareth Mee on the benefits and challenges of investing in illiquid assets for defined contribution pension schemes
2nd September 2020
UK pension schemes face fines for failing to disclose climate risks
The UK's 100 largest occupational pension schemes will be forced to disclose how their investments are exposed to climate-related financial risks, under plans unveiled by the government yesterday.
27th August 2020
Pension savings to be hit by RPI inflation reforms
The UK government's plan to reform the Retail Price Index (RPI) measure of inflation could cost over £100bn and hurt pension savers for decades, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned.
25th August 2020
Two in five millennials cut pension payments during lockdown
Two in five UK adults aged 18 to 34 have stopped or reduced their pension contributions as a result of COVID-19, research by Royal London has uncovered.
14th August 2020
Gender pension gap falls sharply
The gap between what men and women receive through the state pension has narrowed significantly since changes were made to the system four years ago, new UK government figures have revealed.
11th August 2020
COVID-19 highlights need for financial resilience among savers
The majority of UK adults believe that having easy access to savings is just as important as having funds to fall back on in the first place, following the COVID-19 outbreak.
5th August 2020
World's first 'Net Zero Investment Framework' launched
A coalition of institutional investors with more than $16trn (£12trn) in assets under management has today launched the first-ever practical blueprint to help investors deliver net-zero emissions globally by 2050.
5th August 2020
FTSE 350 pension deficit rises by £13bn in one month
The combined accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes at the UK's 350 largest listed companies has increased by £13bn in one month, new data from Mercer shows.
4th August 2020