The pension freedoms announced by George Osborne come with the option to draw money straight out of your pension savings. This has led to some likening pensions to a bank account, this blog gives five reasons why that is not true.
With the regularity of the Gregorian calendar, Michael Johnson has issued yet again his preposterous ideas to radically change the essence and structure of the LGPS.
EIOPA has been busy updating its website and releasing a multitude of papers on Solvency II Implementing Technical Standards and Guidelines. What aspects of Solvency II are covered by these papers and what are the next steps in respect of them?
The value of bulk annuity business completed in 2014 has already broken the previous record set in 2008, with the final quarter still to go. Meanwhile, two insurers may be merging.
In this month's News on Pensions we look at DWP (Charges and Governance in DC schemes), PPF news, NEST restrictions to be lifted, and give a Budget 2014 update.
Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that has particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.
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.
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.
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.
Barnett Waddingham has published its first report on Mutuals’ Board composition and operation as at 31 December 2013.
For many years we have read about the ever increasing pain that defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have piled onto employers, be it additional funding requirements or unwelcome volatility on the balance sheet.
Our thirteenth annual survey of the assumptions adopted by FTSE100 companies for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting ...
A raffle held at the Barnett Waddingham staff Christmas party has helped to raise additional financial support for Crisis at Christmas – the charity that aims to end homelessness and help change people’s lives for the better.
In the last set of exam results we are delighted to have two new qualified actuaries and an excellent set of results for our hardworking actuarial students.
Research by Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s leading independent firm of actuaries, administrators and consultants, has revealed that 96% of pension professionals believe that technological advances over the past 5 years...