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Pensions

  • 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. Friday, April 14, 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. Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Ready for robo-advice Ready for robo-adviceDavid Stevens examines how robo-advice could change the face of consumer financial planning and the ramifications for the pensions industry and UK as a whole Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • iStock The inequality challengeTackling the GMP inequality issue through conversion seems the least problematic of a number of other options, but doing the calculations has its own difficulties, explain David Everett and Donna Matteucci Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Banking on building in Brexit Britain Banking on building in Brexit BritainFrancisco Sebastian explains the possible impact of Brexit on infrastructure investment in the UK Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • p17-19-hand-ainnuities-Passing-boxes-shutterstock_44183809 Passing secondary annuities onTim Bateman and Stuart McDonald discuss UK government proposals, subsequently abandoned, to permit those in receipt of annuities to sell them to third parties Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Cover-Hour-Glass_02 Diffusing the demographic time bombDr Chris Ball looks at how an ageing population can be supported to work longer to encourage the benefits of extending employment lives Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Alex Cunningham Labour appoints Cunningham as shadow pensions ministerLabour has named Alex Cunningham as shadow pensions minister. Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • care home sad People being 'left in limbo' when it comes to planning for future care costsJust 6% of people aged over 45 have made financial plans to pay for their future care needs, a survey by Just Retirement has found. Monday, October 10, 2016
  • young employees 'Crucial' that young employees evaluate properly if giving up a pension for a LISAMore than a third of younger employees would prefer to save into a Lifetime ISA (LISA) than a pension, even if taking this step meant losing an employer's contribution. Friday, October 7, 2016
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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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