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Barnett Waddingham
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Comment & Insight

Blog

  • PRA SII Directors Update; Barnett Waddingham
    PRA Feedback on Internal Models

    Given that spring is just around the corner and with it the IMAP submission dates this letter provided some timely feedback for those working towards an IMAP date this year or indeed those considering a future application.

  • PRA Solvency II; Barnett Waddingham
    PRA Solvency II Directors Update January 2015

    The PRA issued its latest Solvency II Directors’ update on 12 February. This covered, at a high level, a large variety of topics demonstrating the sheer numbers of priorities firms are currently trying to juggle.

  • Recovery and resolution planning; Barnett Waddingham; PS5/14; PRA Handbook
    Recovery and Resolution Planning for Insurers

    Over the last few months recovery and resolution planning for insurers has become an increasing area of interest for many following the issue of the PRA’s approach to insurance supervisions and PS5/14 ‘The PRA Handbook’ in June last year.

Briefings

  • News on Pensions February 2015

    In this month's News on Pensions we provide an trivial commutation, pensions liberation, late retirement factors, pension overpayments and PPF's 7800 index of schemes' funding.

  • PATHways 49

    Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that has particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.

  • Current Pensions Issues Winter 2014 - 15

    Our most recent quarterly newsletter on current and topical pensions issues includes trivial commutation, HMRC: VAT on pension schemes costs, PPF news, an auto-enrolment update and a spotlight on Executive Pensions.

Case Studies

  • Asset Allocation - Risk Analysis

    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.

  • Splitting inflation and nominal interest rates

    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.

  • Innovative buy-out

    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.

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