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Comment & Insight

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Briefings

  • Current Pensions Issues Autumn 2014

    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'.

  • Governance Guidance for England and Wales

    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.

  • Changing face of QE – Is this the calm before the storm?

    Is this the start of a winter of discontent or just an autumn squall; how should trustees react to the changing face of QE?

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.

Research

News

  • SIPP properties break 1,000 mark for first time

    Barnett Waddingham has today announced that the number of properties under administration within its SIPP business has exceeded 1,000 for the first time.

  • New SSAS quizzes launched

    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.

  • Our SSAS comes highly commended

    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.

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