We joined forces with students from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) to undertake a research project to understand the way in which the key risks facing the University can be quantified and modelled.
In his latest blog Andy Leggett takes a look at one of the most-talked-about changes to the SIPP industry for many years which took effect on 1 September – the changes to the rules on capital reserves for SIPP operators.
The PPF is proposing a transitional adjustment where companies would otherwise see an increase in their levy solely as a result of the move to the FRS102 accounting standard. We explain this, and other proposed changes to the PPF levy rules.
In this issue of Benefact, we discuss employee engagement, investment of charitable assets, Integrated Risk Management and employer covenant, DB pension schemes, and the Pensions Trust 'Growth Plan' update.
Some significant recent transactions suggest that it could be a strong second half to 2016, following a quieter than usual start to the year. The period also saw one of the long-established bulk annuity insurers announcing its withdrawal from the market.
Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed).
We were proud to take this award home for the second consecutive year, after being recognised by an esteemed panel of industry experts for our innovative solutions in technology and forward-thinking approach to complex business challenges.
Barnett Waddingham were thrilled to be named Best Wellbeing Provider and Reward Provider of the Year at the VIB Awards 2016 in a splendid ceremony at the Hilton Bankside last night.
We are proud to announce that Barnett Waddingham’s Head of DC, Mark Futcher has been named Best Individual Pensions Consultant at this year’s prestigious Engaged Investor Trustee Awards.
We surveyed over 300 employees throughout May and June 2016, across a wide range of locations, age groups and affluence levels. Comparing trends and results from last years survey, we reveal insights into what wellbeing in the workplace looks like today.
This is the third investigation Barnett Waddingham has conducted into the investment strategies of UK with-profits funds.
Our 2016 Bulk Annuity Annual Report discusses the latest developments in the buy-in and buy-out market. We highlight important issues for trustees and sponsoring employees as well as summarising the views of insurers on key aspects of the market.
ECITB appointed Barnett Waddingham in 2015 to provide member communication consultancy to their scheme members, relating to the proposed switch of future benefit accrual from the DB to DC section of their scheme.
This case study examines the effect on existing regular contributions where the Pension Input Period (PIP) is already aligned with the tax year, using ‘Fred’ and his Self-Invested Personal Pension Plan (SIPP) as an example.
Implementing a stress testing and scenario analysis framework in order to identify and analyse current and potential issues that were of market-wide concern.
Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, has appointed general insurance consultant Jagdeep Lall to its growing team.
The Cridland Report published today considers a wide range of evidence and analysis about state pension ages and what changes, if any, might be necessary beyond the existing State Pension age timetable to April 2028.
Royal London has issued a new leaflet explaining the various ways individuals might be able to cost effectively increase their state pension entitlements by the purchase of voluntary national insurance.