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Blog: 2019 Archive

Superfunds: a new alternative to buy-outs?

Trustees of DB schemes must consider many factors when considering a superfund transaction; buy-outs offer more security but are not always affordable.

Risk: This time it’s personal

Managing the risks is just as important in DC as it is in DB. By using the right kind of risk measures, we can focus on investment strategies on the end goals that actually matter.

A new tax year, a new Lifetime Allowance and many members will still be breaching it

With recent news highlighting the ever increasing number of people being caught by the LTA, we explain what it is and how pension schemes and their members can navigate their way through the pension tax maze.

Mid-life MOTs and the challenges of an ageing population

By mid-2017, the UK population was estimated to be the largest it’s ever been and is expected to continue rising. As well as increasing in size, the ageing population is proportionately growing at a higher rate than the overall population.

DC pension schemes: managing life in a goldfish bowl

Trustees of defined contribution pension schemes face increasing responsibility, as information must now be made available to the general public.

Climate Change Risk – what now?

You must have heard about Climate Change lately – it has made an appearance in various publications from the PRA, FCA and EIOPA. Here at BW, we’ve been giving it a lot of thought too!

Bulk annuity: preparation is the key to success

Supported by attractive pricing from insurers, many scheme are finding opportunities to de-risk using bulk annuities, meaning demand is extremely strong.

The latest mortality research and its impact on the 2019 valuations - is it all plain sailing?

The assumptions that need to be made as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) valuation process are varied and many. For example, what investment returns will the Fund achieve in future? What are members going to be earning? How long will they live?

Why the role of a specialist trustee scheme secretary is so important

It’s easy for people outside of the pensions world to imagine that the role of scheme secretary is largely made up of arranging lunches, meeting rooms and taking notes. However, far from the in-depth and highly important role that has become a recognised.

The long and winding road now needs a journey planner

Trustees of DB schemes must plan for a new long-term future for their members, as the traditional journey has changed.

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