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  • Solvency II is looming

    445 days to go (as at 13/10/14)! Solvency II is looming and there is a lot going on. There has been activity from the PRA, EIOPA, and the Treasury. Meanwhile, firms have been looking a wide range of areas and what Matching Adjustment means for them.

  • Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting 30 September 2014

    Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the FRS17 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and FAS158 (US listed).

  • The Pensions Trust Growth Plan

    The GP is a multi-employer pension arrangement offered by TPT, generally for the charitable and not-for-profit sectors. The GP has several sections or ‘Series’ that have been established over time, each offering a different type of pension benefit.

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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