VIDEO: Paul Hamilton highlights how we use technology for the benefit of our pension scheme clients in our latest video.
The new accounting standards issued by the Financial Reporting Council, mandatory for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015, will impact every university.
EIOPA’s latest consultation paper comes with a sting in the tail for those hoping to use the Volatility Adjustment.
Our most recent quarterly newsletter on current and topical pensions issues includes PPF Levies 2015/16, a DC flexibility update and a number of issues within 'news in brief'.
Running on a parallel fast track, draft governance guidance emerged from the design shed of the Shadow Scheme Advisory Board (SSAB) to support and join the draft LGPS governance regulations Mark 2. Our briefing note reflects on the guidance.
Is this the start of a winter of discontent or just an autumn squall; how should trustees react to the changing face of QE?
In 2013 the Trustees of a Charity asked us to use modelling to illustrate possible future investment returns and volatility resulting from the Charity’s current asset allocation, and then to suggest possible alternative asset allocations.
During early 2012, one of our schemes was constrained by the funding basis and the availability of contributions from the employer to the extent that it could not afford to reduce the level of risk and purchase additional protection.
We carried out an innovative buy-out for part of the Lloyd’s Superannuation Fund (LSF), a £500m multi-employer defined benefit scheme associated with the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
For many years we have read about the ever increasing pain that defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have piled onto employers, be it additional funding requirements or unwelcome volatility on the balance sheet.
Our thirteenth annual survey of the assumptions adopted by FTSE100 companies for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting ...
Following on from our research of French companies with UK DB schemes, we have carried out two further research reports for German and Dutch companies with UK DB schemes.
Barnett Waddingham has today announced that the number of properties under administration within its SIPP business has exceeded 1,000 for the first time.
Following on from the success of the online quiz dealing with the essentials of SSAS pension rules, we have added two more online quizzes to our SSAS learning centre, dealing with set up and contributions, and SSAS investments.
Barnett Waddingham was named as a highly commended SSAS provider at the 2014 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards held at the Lancaster London Hotel on 25 September.