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the netherlands

Dutch schemes’ funding improves as life expectancy levels off

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By Sameer van Alfen

More schemes are less likely to cut pension rights in coming years after longevity revisions

Oxford University

UK’s biggest scheme 'could take more risk to cut deficit' – expert panel

Fri, 14 Sep 2018By

Changes could result in contribution levels rising to 29.2% instead of 36.6%

British Airways scheme in longevity swap deal

British Airways pension scheme strikes UK’s biggest buy-in with L&G

Thu, 13 Sep 2018By

£4.4bn deal to cover some 60% of airline’s pensioner liabilities

Stock price on monitor

10 years on from Lehman: seven trends that have shaped the industry

Wed, 12 Sep 2018By

Pension funds and asset managers – what’s changed since 2008?


UK DB deficits could halve via new risk transfers, derivatives: report

Tue, 11 Sep 2018By

Hymans Robertson advocates use of emerging “end-game” insurance products

alan rubenstein

UK commercial DB consolidator 'superfund' loses CEO, financial backer [updated]

Mon, 10 Sep 2018By ,

Changes announced six months after The Pension SuperFund was launched

The UK's DB lifeboat fund has stepped in

EU court confirms lifeboat fund must amend compensation limit [updated]

Thu, 6 Sep 2018By

Pension Protection Fund’s liabilities expected to increase by 1% at most

the netherlands

Dutch schemes’ recovery stalls as funding plateaus at 109%

Thu, 6 Sep 2018By

Aon: Pressure increasing for system reform as pension cuts at large schemes are still a possibility

SPT settles dispute with trade association

Merger will mean benefit cuts of up to 9.3% at Dutch dental scheme

Wed, 5 Sep 2018By

Postponed transfer to PFZW is now set for 1 October after dispute between board and member representatives delayed a deal

merger joint venture

Recruitment firm insures £271m of pensioner liabilities with Canada Life

Thu, 30 Aug 2018By

Derisking transaction comes as Hays’ scheme moves from deficit to surplus

Danish houses

ATP steps up gearing as Danes seen living longer

Thu, 30 Aug 2018By

CEO Christian Hyldahl says the fund can keep pace with rising life expectancy


UK regulator warns on transfers out of DB schemes

Wed, 29 Aug 2018By

Trustees should be wary of the effect of generous transfer offers on scheme funding, regulator says

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Number of underfunded Dutch schemes drops to 42

Mon, 13 Aug 2018By Sameer van Alfen,

But four of the country’s five biggest schemes are still short of the required coverage of 104.2%

Frankfurt at sunset

DAX scheme funding levels hit by European stock performance

Fri, 10 Aug 2018By

As liabilities increase with lower rates and longer life expectancy, returns at DAX companies fail to boost funding

Millennium Bridge, Lowry Centre, Manchester

UK pension deficits plummet in 2018 as assets earn

Thu, 9 Aug 2018By

Consultant warns scheme health is still delicately balanced

numbers money calculating calculation

Prudential and Aviva strike first longevity reinsurance deal

Wed, 8 Aug 2018By

Transaction hits hot UK de-risking market 

harnessing private finance for uk rail transformation

UK bulk annuities set for record year as 2018 total hits £20bn

Mon, 6 Aug 2018By

Cost of pension derisking may increase if demand continues, warns consultancy group

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Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits


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