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Barnett Waddingham
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Comment & Insight


  • Mortality improvements by cause of death

    After many years of rapid mortality improvements in the UK population, 2012 and 2013 saw significantly lower gains.

  • Budget 2015 roundup

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his 2015 Budget speech yesterday. The speech included a few pensions-related points, some of which were expected as they had been previously announced or reported in last weekend’s national press.

  • Under starter’s orders: Pensions key for the election race

    Campaigning for the general election is due to begin in earnest following the dissolution of Parliament. Pensions tax relief is once again in the sights of many political parties – how far will they go?


  • 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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