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Blog: Buy-outs and buy-ins

Should investors consider Alternative Risk Premia strategies?

Chris Pritchard provides insight into Alternative Risk Premia (ARP). This refers to generating returns by taking risks that are quite different to traditional market risks, such as equity risk and credit risk.

Helping employers with Plumbing Scheme debt challenges

With debt illustrations starting to land on the desks of employers who have historically participated in the ‘the Plumbing Scheme’, Chris Hawley and Matthew Giles of Squire Patton Boggs offer advice on the arising issues and challenges presented to them due this scheme.

GMP equalisation in transfer values
GMP equalisation in transfer values

John Cormell focuses on our approach in considering the specifics of each scheme and to only implement GMP equalisation in transfer values where appropriate and agreed by the trustees.

How trustees can help members determine the best options at retirement

Trustees of DB pension schemes want to make their members aware of all their options, including transferring out, ahead of retirement.

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.

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.

Assessing private markets

A key difference between the private and public markets is the level of illiquidity and complexity, with private assets typically being less liquid and more complex than their public counterparts.

Exploring Dutch Companies: how to improve your DB funding levels

With pension scheme deficits having the potential to significantly impact a company’s accounts, company directors should be considering ways to improve their UK DB scheme’s funding level.

Growing demand – how well are you positioned?

The final transaction figures for 2017 confirmed total buy-in and buy-out business volumes have exceeded £10bn, with a combined market figure of £12.2bn for the year. Head of bulk annuities, Gavin Markham explores.

Revisiting aspects of the gold-plated pension promise

Partner and experienced pension actuary, Danny Wilding, shares some thoughts on managing legacy defined benefit pension promises - following on from his speaking slot at the Professional Pensions Risk Reduction Forum.

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