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Comment & Insight

Blogs

  • Credit where accreditation's due

    We were delighted to become one of only two third-party administrators to achieve PASA Accreditation in January, but the process was far from easy. David Connell offers his inside view on the process and explains why this is such a prestigious accolade.

  • Investment Conference 2017: Campbell, Brexit and ‘Trumpsomnia’

    Our annual investment conference took place in January, with our much anticipated keynote speaker, Alastair Campbell, sharing his views on current political themes, all of which will be the major force on investment markets during 2017.

  • Cash flow aware investment

    Does regular and reliable income as well as the scope for capital appreciation provided by illiquid assests really offer defined benefit (DB) funds the best of both worlds? We examine several considerations for trustees of DB plans in owning them.

Briefings

  • Annual and Lifetime Allowances - seven steps to success

    Considerable changes to pension taxation in recent years will heavily impact high earners. This briefing note details these changes and highlights the seven stage process that employers should follow to avoid unnecessary pension taxation issues.

  • Pension transfers to SSASs and SIPPs

    Many members who have a SSAS or SIPP also have pension savings held elsewhere. Their natural question is whether those savings should form part of their SSAS or SIPP as well, by accepting a transfer value and paying it in.

  • PATHways 72

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

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Research

  • French companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey looks at French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 14 French companies with around £22.2bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

  • Dutch companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX share index that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. The survey covers seven Dutch companies with around £9.3 billion of UK pension liabilities between them.

  • German companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey examines German companies, the majority of which are constituents of the DAX index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 21 German companies with around £26.4bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

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