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Solvency II for pensions 'could more than double deficits'
Introducing Solvency II-type rules for pensions could more than double scheme deficits, according to a survey of schemes and their sponsors published today.
Monday 26th March 2012
Webb wants to get people excited about pensions saving
Pensions minister Steve Webb has outlined how he plans to make 2012 a year where we need people to get excited about pensions saving.
Friday 23rd March 2012
Changes to pension tax 'could have serious implications'
Making any changes to pensions tax relief in tomorrows Budget could have serious implications, according to Friends Life.
Tuesday 20th March 2012
Risk transfer deals 'likely to top £50bn by end of 2012'
The total value of pension scheme risk transfer deals completed since 2006/07 is likely to top £50bn by the end of this year, Hymans Robertson said today.
Friday 16th March 2012
Deutsche Börse and Club Vita aim to open up longevity swaps
A new series of longevity indices which aim to open up longevity swaps to a far larger number of pension schemes is being launched tomorrow by securities trader Deutsche Börse and Club Vita, part of the actuarial firm Hymans Robertson.
Thursday 15th March 2012
Lack of resources 'is hampering mid-market pension schemes'
A lack of resources is hampering the medium-sized pension schemes which account for over 60% of the UK market from exploring de-risking options, according to Aon Hewitt.
Wednesday 14th March 2012
PPF 7800 schemes' deficit continues to fall
The deficit of the defined benefit pension schemes in the PPF 7800 continued to improve last month, according to figures published yesterday by the Pension Protection Fund.
Wednesday 14th March 2012
Pension valuation rules need 'immediate reform'
The Liberal Democrats have called for immediate reform of pension scheme actuarial valuation rules to address the volatility in pension schemes costs.
Tuesday 13th March 2012
Authorities 'must address QE impact on pension funds'
The Bank of England and Pensions Regulator must take stronger action to address the impact that quantitative easing has on pension funds, the National Association of Pensions Funds said yesterday.
Friday 9th March 2012
DB pension deficits up £91bn last month, says Xafinity
UK defined benefit pension schemes saw their deficits jump by £91 billion last month, according to figures published by Xafinity Consulting today.
Thursday 8th March 2012