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.
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.
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.
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.
As the UK enters a period of significant change, Finance Directors and Pension Managers need a dynamic DB (defined benefit) pension strategy that will be resilient in the face of changes in markets, whilst remaining cost effective over the longer term.
Speakers from BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle and Insight Investments all predict little prospect of a normalisation in interest rates over the next year at our annual conference - Matt Tickle examines the forecast in more detail in his latest blog.
Marcus Whitehead looks back at Rupert Harrison's Investment Conference talk which highlighted how investors over-reacted to political risk in 2016, why they shouldn't make the same mistake in 2017 and learn to tolerate a certain amount of volatility.
The PPF’s latest Purple Book reveals a fall in PPF-compliant contingent assets, driven by the PPF’s more robust approach to certification. Alternative approaches to reducing risk include security over assets and cash contributions.
Formerly contracted-out schemes could see an increase in liabilities as a result of equalising for GMPs. We consider the government’s proposed approach.
A decision by the ONS to replace CPI with CPIH as its preferred measure of inflation could have implications for UK pension schemes. We outline the possible impact on pension increases and investments.