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Pensions

  • p26-27-DNA-Strand-iStock-648132432 A disquieting and awesome prospectKateryna Katyukha Swiegers considers recent advances in human genome editing and what these could mean for insurers and wider society 08 March 2018
  • p21-23-Business-graph-on-phone--Shutterstock--382942270 The long gameJackie Li and Leonie Tickle discuss recent research results on measuring basis risk and hedge effectiveness in longevity risk transfer for pension plans 08 February 2018
  • Stem-cell-research-iStock-819568470-(1) Cancer and costAisling Kennedy reports on the latest data on the incidence and risks of cancer and how this affects critical illness costs for insurers 07 December 2017
  • House-Attached-to-Balloons-iStock-637110064 The future of equity releaseTom Kenny reports on a recent roundtable discussion on the future of the equity release market 07 December 2017
  • p20-Watering-piggybank-illustration-iStock-607763446 Mind the gender gapMark Williams questions the sustainability of gender-based actuarial factors in pension schemes in light of social and actuarial rationale 09 November 2017
  • Decisive-iStock-186400403 The decumulation puzzleSimple rules of thumb can help guide people on how to manage their pension drawdown accounts, says Christine Ormrod 12 October 2017
  • Pension-funds-iStock-623096374.jpg How much is enough in retirement?The living standards replacementrate (LSRR) is a more accurate alternative measure for evaluating retirement income adequacy, explains Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald 11 May 2017
  • HIRES-Time-is-money-iStock-513312648 Clued up on DB pension obligations and risksAdditional disclosure is needed in company accounts, says Matthew Harrison, to reveal the full extent of defined benefit pension obligations and risks 11 May 2017
  • 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
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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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