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Barnett Waddingham
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Comment & Insight

Blog

  • GUEST BLOG: Avoiding the pensions liberation trap

    There appears to have been something of an increase in pension liberation activity over the last few months - is it possible some members of the public are thinking pension freedom and pension liberation are one and the same thing?

  • Barnett Waddingham, Matching Adjustment, CP23/14, Solvency II
    Matching Adjustment: More to do and sooner!

    The PRA issued two documents relevant to the Matching Adjustment on 15 October 2014. The first, CP23/14, covers Solvency II approvals and provides details of the Matching Adjustment pre-application process.

  • Barnett Waddingham, Delegate Act, Solvency II, European Commission
    Delegated Act: Implementing rules for Solvency II

    On 10 October 2014 the European Commission adopted a Delegated Act containing implementing rules for Solvency II. The European Parliament and Council now have until April 2015 to approve them.

Briefings

  • PATHways 45

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

  • Consultation on better governance and improved accountability in the LGPS

    As we continue on the journey toward 1 April 2015 and the commencement of the new LGPS governance regime, in this briefing note we take a look at Mark 2 of the governance regulations which has now left the engine shed for further consultation

  • The end of defined benefit contracting-out and GMP reconciliations

    The option to contract-out of the S2P will come to an end in 2016 when the Single State Pension is introduced. Currently it is only possible to contract-out of S2P (previously SERPS) for schemes providing ‘defined benefits’ above a certain minimum level.

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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