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Blog: May 2019 Archive

The revised Actuaries' Code

The revision to the Code brings a new emphasis to our responsibility as qualified or student actuaries to speak up if we believe that a course of action in unethical or unlawful.

How to ensure that employee wellbeing remains a priority

HR needs to think and act more strategically by advising on and influencing business performance from an employee proposition, experience and performance perspective, rather than just reactively responding to what the business believes it wants and needs.

Is the LGPS to be saddled with a new valuation cycle?

We are largely supportive of most of what is being proposed in the consultation, but will still have a lot to say; the devil is in the detail and, as ever, we also need to think through any unintended consequences.

Navigating Change report reveals key triggers for retendering consultants

According to our Navigating Change report, free thinking and independent advice are crucial factors in avoiding retendering triggers. Paul Houghton’s latest blog provides further insight into these structural shifts.

Pension Schemes and ESG disclosure

There are now only just over six months to go before the new regulations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure come into effect for pension schemes.

Exciting times for actuaries predicted

Pensions are supposed to be boring – public sector pensions even more so. Actuaries are only supposed to get excited very occasionally and when they do, it’s often hard to tell that they are excited.

What is the cost of a contribution?

An employer will make a very generous contribution of 10% to a pension, but only if the employee makes a contribution of 6%. However, some employees are unable to make the 6%.

Let's talk about Affordability

The DC pension formula (growth stage) is pivoted on the trinity of how long you put money in to it, how much you put in to it and net investment return.

The top three triggers that spark consultant retendering

When asked what were the top triggers leading to a retendering process, 59% of respondents cited ad hoc review, 58% stated a board directive, while 54% stated an inability to overcome a crisis point on a specific initiative.

Pensions News – What you may have missed this spring

From Brexit to Safeway via the Lifetime Allowance – Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out an ‘A - Z’ of everything you may have missed in the world of pensions this spring.

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Nick Griggs (64) Kim Durniat (62) Scott Eason (49) Malcolm McLean (45) Cherry Chan (40)
James Jones-Tinsley (35) Damian Stancombe (28) Tyron Potts (25) Andy Leggett (13) Chris Ramsey (11) Danny Wilding (11) Chris Tagg (10) John Hoskin (10) Gavin Markham (10) Martin Hooper (10) Vivienne Maclure (9) Bhargaw Buddhdev (9) Laura Matthews (9) Andrew Roberts (8) Paul Hamilton (8) Mark Futcher (8) Rob Thomas (7) Matt Tickle (7) Julia Turney (7) Andrew Vaughan (6) Adam Poulson (6) Graeme Muir (6) Simon Taylor (6) Iain Poole (5) Ben Roach (5) Melanie Durrant (5) Nilesh Shah (5) Lisa White (5) Michael Henderson (4) Peter Meyler (4) Liam Mayne (4) Barry McKay (4) Jane Ralph (4) Chris Hawley (4) Julian Mainwood (3) Dave Grimshaw (3) Harshil Shah (3) Phil Duly (3) Mark Paxton (3) Tom Prime (3) Julie Walker (3) Kevin O'Neill (3) Richard Gibson (3) John Cormell (3) Julie Baillie (3) Martin Willis (3) Trevor Harvey (2) Mark Paulson (2) David Gulland (2) Michael Crawford (2) Marcus Whitehead (2) David Connell (2) Jonathan Marrow (2) Robert Hunschok (2) Riaan van Wyk (2) Christine Kerr (2) Annemarie Allen (2) Pete Smith (2) Paul Maguire (2) Paul Houghton (2) Wan Hsien Heah (2) Louise Lau (2) Paul Leandro (2) Rosie Fantom (2) Jemma Arfield (2) Carole Ward (1) Andrew Hague (1) Mike Kennedy (1) Ian Ward (1) Andy Greig (1) Heather Martin (1) Mandie Bird (1) Jon Palin (1) Jagdeep Singh Lall (1) Sonia Kataora (1) Ruth Thomas (1) Nick Salter (1) Steve Ellul (1) Amit Lad (1) Roisin McGuire (1) Mark Pipe (1) James Jordan (1) Peter Daniels (1) Ian Mills (1) Matthew Paton (1) Wendy Kriz (1) Andy Parker (1) Esther Hawley (1) Tom Hargreaves (1) Ross Anderson (1) Chris Pritchard (1) Rod Goodyer (1) Lewys Curteis (1)

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