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Pensions

  • 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
  • ©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
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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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