Looking ahead to the 31 March 2019 year-end, most companies reporting are currently looking at a broadly unchanged IAS19 funding position. The average funding level in our most recent survey was 96%, and this is likely to stay around this level.
More than half of UK life insurance companies (59%) will spend more on actuarial consultants in the next year. However, inherent weaknesses in the procurement process presents obstacles to achieving better outcomes and value for money.
From Barnardo’s and BT to Superfunds via GMP – Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out an ‘A - Z’ of everything you may have missed in world of pensions this winter.
Barnett Waddingham’s recent combined research, of UK employers and employees, revealed a significant and increasing gap between the employment experience of being employed and what the employers believe this experience to be.
The UK pension scheme market is changing. While schemes continue to mature, their priorities and needs evolve. Schemes must reconsider their strategy, including asking if they have the right strategic partner to meet their needs.
Pressure is mounting on the life insurance market to become more efficient and offer value to shareholders and customers. As a result, life insurance companies are turning to third-party actuarial consultants. How can this process be improved?
The Government have this week issued a written statement announcing their decision to pause the cost cap process across all public service schemes.
We are welcoming industry specialist Ian Mills to the BW team, enhancing our investment consulting offering and helping to develop services to DB pension schemes.
Rosie Fantom joins Barnett Waddingham to help drive our bulk annuity services forward, with significant experience in pension scheme de-risking, insurance and regulatory services.
Our 96th edition of PATHways highlights pensions news and legislation that has particular relevance to what we do in pension administration.
A look at what needs to be considered before investing in commercial property as part of a SSAS or SIPP scheme.
A look at the new Master Trust Authorisation regime and how it may affect schemes who do not know they are a master trust, or who do but do not know how to proceed.
When the Alliance Trust Companies’ Pension Fund needed winding up, we used our specialist teams and strong project management to bring together every aspect of a highly complex process.
Our client, Tate & Lyle, is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets, with over 11,500 members of pension and other post-retirement plans in the UK and the USA.
We played a critical role in helping secure the pensions of 9,000 BHS staff. Our work for this client has been very much a team approach, with a number of service areas coming together to provide advice and support to achieve a superb result.
Many schemes are considering a new actuarial consultant, as changes to the UK pension scheme market affect the way schemes are managed.
Scott Eason, Partner and Head of Insurance Consulting, talks about the mounting pressure and changes on the UK life insurance market.
Watch Barnett Waddingham's involvement at the FT’s inaugural CFO Dialogues event, in November.