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Accounting roundup: IASB plans changes to hybrid scheme rules

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

Plus: EFRAG and IASB to report later this year on hybrid discount rate rule; FRC audited Patisserie Valerie accounts

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DB consolidators pose covenant trade-off questions for trustees: study

Fri, 11 Jan 2019By ,

Trustees must weigh strength of existing sponsor covenant against replacement financial covenant

Aston University, Birmingham

New USS valuation could slash deficit, ‘notably’ lower contributions

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Pension scheme seeks employer views on 31 March 2018 valuation, including raising retirement age 


Equity slump increases chances of cuts at Dutch schemes

Thu, 3 Jan 2019By

Funding down by 4 percentage points to 104% on average in December, as UK also experiences declines


UK schemes in race against time to deal with GMP ruling

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

Actuaries warn companies and schemes have very little time left to deal with the impact of October’s equality ruling

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Swiss regional parliament agrees to split €4bn pension fund

Fri, 21 Dec 2018By

Canton of Wallis/Valais to close its public Pensionskasse and inject CHF1.35bn

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Netherlands roundup: FedEx to cut TNT Express pension fund

Wed, 19 Dec 2018By Frank van Alphen, Sameer van Alfen

Plus: APG exits SME loans fund; ANWB scheme considering joining general pension fund 


USS: Further delay to funding agreement risks regulatory action

Wed, 19 Dec 2018By

Universities scheme proposes completing 2017 valuation without incorporating joint expert panel’s recommendations

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Swiss statistics office delivers final pension fund results for 2017

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Net investment returns double those of 2016, according to the Bundesamt für Statistik


German Pensionskassen, BaFin in ‘uncharted territory’ over solvency

Fri, 14 Dec 2018By

Three Pensionskassen in talks with German regulator over 2017 losses, more might follow 

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Energy transition ‘could seriously hit funding of Dutch schemes’

Thu, 13 Dec 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Coverage could drop by up to 17 percentage points over a five-year period, according to Sprenkels & Verschuren 

Theresa May, Angela Merkel

Cardano: Brexit deal failure ‘could see deficits soar by a third’

Tue, 11 Dec 2018By

DB schemes’ collective shortfall could increase dramatically if withdrawal agreement fails, and improve if it passes

London skyline

UK roundup: FTSE 350 companies ‘could de-risk at low or no cost’

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By

Also: Rentokil Initial seals £1.5bn buy-in with PIC; Listed companies’ combined shortfall improved in November

The UK's DB lifeboat fund has stepped in

Challenges remain for PPF despite funding improvements

Tue, 4 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti

More than half of UK schemes are underfunded, with an aggregate deficit of £115bn

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Port workers demand compensation for merger impact

Mon, 3 Dec 2018By

Pensions insurer Optas to lose entitlement to reclaim dividend tax


ABP to increase contribution rate to 24.9% [updated]

Mon, 26 Nov 2018By ,

Social partners wanted premium rise anticipating more prudent expectations for returns

Oxford University

USS prepares fresh valuation as employers accept more risk

Fri, 23 Nov 2018By

UK’s biggest pension scheme aims to put forward new contribution rates in February to resolve long-running dispute


Call for UK regulator to act as media company scheme ‘dumped’

Tue, 20 Nov 2018By

Johnston Press was bought out of administration but £561m scheme is set for the PPF


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