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Blog: Actuarial services for employers

Exploring Southern Europe - UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes

We carried out a survey that relates to constituent companies of the Spanish IBEX and Italian FTSE MIB share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

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.

Keeping the LGPS affordable and accessible through austerity

Investment pools have been given a target date of 1 April 2018 to be established formally. Melanie Durrant, of Public Sector Consulting, reports back from the LGC Investment Seminar.

Saving lives – one report at a time…

Important and material information is easily lost in long, technical and “boring” actuarial reports. These are not only tedious to write, but cause report users to lose the will to live!

Take control of your DB transfer strategy

Did you know that one of the most significant trends emerging for employers who sponsor a DB pension scheme, was the rise in transfer values paid out to scheme members who have yet to draw their pension?

Think now - reducing the risk in your pension scheme

Now is a good time for companies with end of March or early April year-ends to consider how their pension scheme liabilities will impact their balance sheet – and it may not all be bad news.

Are transfer values cost effective for companies?

Our latest blog discusses and comments on defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) transfer values, including analysis of ACA survey results.

Rounding up the latest trustee news

In his latest blog, Tyron Potts, Associate and Head of Pensions Research gives an in-brief round-up of recent news for trustees.

Pension Scheme vs. Shareholders – a fine balance

Analysis and commentary on deficit reduction contributions (DRCs) versus dividends for FTSE350 companies with a DB pension scheme

Don’t give up on USS?

On Friday 17 November, Universities UK (UUK) said that they want all staff in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to earn only defined contribution (DC) benefits going forward. Paul Hamilton shares his expertise on the matter.

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