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  • PPF levies: all change?

    As the deadlines for submitting information to Experian and the PPF approach, we take a look at recent changes to the levy calculation for the next triennium.

  • How does Solvency II fit into EIOPA’s strategic priorities?

    EIOPA’s strategic priorities for 2015 were outlined in a speech by Gabriel Bernardino in Nov 2014. On the agenda were Solvency II, pensions to EU citizens and consumer protection. This blog takes a closer look at Solvency II and what EIOPA has planned.

  • Is there an impact for employers of NHS cancer drug restriction?

    As the NHS announces a restriction on certain life prolonging cancer drugs, does this provide further support to the argument that employers need to redesign their medical insurance schemes.

Briefings

  • The future of DGFs

    The future of DGFs – have they done what they said and how will they perform in the future? Does the rationale for holding DGFs still hold true a decade on and in the face of a changing economic environment?

  • Changes to accounting standards

    Participating employers in LGPS are required to account for the cost of providing retirement benefits and reserve for any oustanding pension liabilities. They are also required to make certain disclosures about these schemes in notes to their accounts.

  • Appropriateness of standard formula for SCR

    It isn’t news to firms that they have to understand and explain the differences between their own risk profile and underlying assumptions of their Solvency Capital Requirement, but it is one aspect of Solvency II prep that may have sat on the backburner.

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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