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Blog: May 2014 Archive

PPFSM - will you win or lose?

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has today published a consultation setting out its plans for the next three levy years.

Mark Carney’s warning to insurers

The governor of the Bank of England has highlighted the risks insurance companies could be exposing themselves to in the current macroeconomic environment.

Next splits pension fund to move from a buy-in to a buy-out

In 2010 and 2012, the Next Group Pension Plan completed buy-ins for its pensioner liabilities, our latest blog looks at how it then converted these buy-ins to a buy-out.

Three is the Magic Number

In this latest blog we look at how the FCA is using the science behind it to help them protect consumers against companies making unfair profit out of them.

Skilled Persons Reviews: Looking into the crystal ball

In this blog, we present the activity of SPRs over 2013/14 and comment on what can be seen when looking into the crystal ball.

PRA Supervisory Statements SS3/14 and SS4/14

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a supervisory statement discussing its approach to schemes of arrangements.

Bulk annuity transactions near £4.4bn in Q1

Our latest research shows UK insurers completed bulk annuity transactions totalling nearly £4.4bn in Q1 of 2014 more than 50% that the whole of 2013.

Improved funding levels for Tranche 7 schemes

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its latest annual funding statistics for UK defined benefit and hybrid schemes, based on valuations submitted by Tranche 7 schemes.

PRA Supervisory Statement SS5/14

SS5/14 - Solvency II: calculation of technical provisions and the use of internal models for general insurers.

Lloyd’s 2013 Annual Report Part 2 – Sector Performance

In this blog we explore the specific lines of business within the Lloyd’s insurance market and highlight the strengths and weaknesses that have driven the overall performance.

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