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Barnett Waddingham
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Comment & Insight


  • Biases at Play

    Our preceding blogs talked about BE. Our final blog talks about some less obvious ways insurers may already be taking advantage of some of these biases.

  • Matching Adjustment

    Following PRA dry run submission, and in anticipation of the application window opening next year, insurers with annuity books are focussing their attention on the Matching Adjustment like never before. We look at the issues in our latest briefing note.

  • Assessment of mental health risks within the workplace

    Following the publication today of Dame Sally Davies’ annual report into mental health which shows mental illness leads to the loss of 70 million working days in the UK


  • Matching Adjustment

    With Omnibus II having set out the finalised matching adjustment criteria, the focus has now turned to the practicalities of how firms will ensure their assets (and liabilities) are eligible.

  • News on Pensions August 2014

    This month's News on Pensions includes articles on DC pensions: Freedom and Choice, the Definition of 'Money Purchase', Arcadia: RPI vs CPI and PPF news

  • Spotlight on Longevity August 2014: Which mortality assumptions matter most?

    We analyse the sensitivity of pensioner and annuitant liability values to mortality rates and mortality improvements at different ages to assess which ages matter most.

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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