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Pensions In UK: Of Brexit, deficits and LDI

September 2016 (Magazine)By

With a potential Brexit in sight, Carlo Svaluto Moreolo asks whether the assumptions underlying liability-driven investment (LDI) need to be reconsidered 

Liquidity warnings

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Regulation is constraining pension funds’ ability to manage risk and they should prepare for future illiquidity

Pensions Accounting: Managing change

September 2016 (Magazine)By

UK defined-benefit deficits are ballooning. The Brexit vote might initiate behavioural change, Stephen Bouvier writes

DC Income Strategies: Another egg in the NEST?

September 2016 (Magazine)By

As the UK government consults on whether NEST should be allowed to enter the drawdown market, Jonathan Williams examines the arguments for and against its entry, and what the fund can learn from Australia

Diversified Growth Funds: Diffusing the risk

September 2016 (Magazine)

Katherine Lynas and Adam Gillespie point out that strong diversified growth funds distinguish themselves in performance terms at times of heightened market stress

Master Trusts: A DC default for the future

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Pádraig Floyd assesses how master trust providers are shaping the design of defined contribution default funds

DB Sponsor Covenants: Underlying weaknesses

September 2016 (Magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

The British Steel and BHS cases have drawn attention to structural flaws in the UK’s defined benefit system when it comes to the sponsor covenant, writes Gill Wadsworth

Longevity in the spotlight

September 2016 (Magazine)

Scheme-specific adjustments to standard industry tables can help smaller pension funds take into account the effect of longevity, according to Michael Kelly and Glyn Bradley

LGPS: Straight in at the deep end

September 2016 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss assesses progress so far as the eight local government asset pools of England and Wales test the water

Pounds sterling

For-profit DC 'product-focused, not outcome-focused' – survey

Tue, 8 Sep 2015By IPE Staff

Latest IPE Focus Group sees split between UK and Dutch markets

Pensions in the UK: A 10-year scorecard

September 2015 (Magazine)By

The advent of The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund in 2005 changed the UK occupational pensions sector for good. But have they changed it for the better?

UK Pensions Governance: The head and the heart

September 2015 (Magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Trustees are at the heart of UK pension funds. Do they need to get better at what they do?

All UK

assessing the trump effect

Joseph Mariathasan: Can UK benefit from US immigration woes?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Trump’s clampdown on immigrants may create hostility that will backfire on long term economic prospects

Sterling

DC growing despite perceived drag of DB funding

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Willis Towers Watson report paints positive outlook for defined contribution

London Eye

Pension fund pooling 'not a panacea', fund managers warn

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

Investment Association voices caution on extent of cost savings as calls grow for UK scheme consolidation

Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

LAPFF hits out at UK's Financial Reporting Council

Mon, 27 Feb 2017By

FRC warrants ‘intensive investigation’ from government, argues public pension fund group

FCA office

UK consultants bid to avoid competition inquiry

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

Aon Hewitt, Mercer, and Willis Towers Watson issue joint response to regulator’s review

Offshore wind farm

UK's NEST adopts ‘climate aware’ fund for default strategy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

NEST is seeding a new UBS-managed equities fund with climate ‘tilts’

London's Liverpool Street station

Willis Towers Watson launches asset management exchange

Thu, 23 Feb 2017By

The exchange will initially provide access to hedge fund strategies, but will roll out to other asset classes

Accountancy

FRC plans overhaul of UK corporate governance code

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Accounting regulator to act after parliamentary committee completes governance inquiry

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