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Blog: April 2019 Archive

How trustees can help members determine the best options at retirement

Trustees of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes face a quandary. How can they best help members make good decisions when it comes to accessing their pension benefits, ask Barnett Waddingham’s Jane Ralph and Liam Mayne?

Expanding the investment toolkit: Buy-ins

Large funding deficits and low yields have meant that, for many trustees, annuities haven’t been considered a suitable asset over the last decade. However, that picture is changing slowly.

The long and winding road of guaranteed minimum pension equalisation
The long and winding road of GMP equalisation

Many schemes are addressing the short-term issues around GMP equalisation, but they must think how they adjust the benefits for members and operate with those adjustments in place.

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.

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