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Pensions

  • Anthony Painter Retiring retirementAnthony Painter talks to David Boland about universal basic income and how, given a sense of freedom and security, people can take decisions that are right for their lives Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • p26-27-Ageing-iStock-174706204-(1)v2 Understanding inequalities in later lifeRachael Docking explains how factors throughout life can compound to make later life challenging, and points to how such inequalities might be tackled Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • 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 Thursday, March 8, 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 Thursday, February 8, 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 Thursday, December 7, 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 Thursday, December 7, 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 Thursday, November 9, 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 Thursday, October 12, 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 Thursday, May 11, 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 Thursday, May 11, 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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