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Blog: Archive

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?

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.

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

FTSE350: Barnett Waddingham's Annual Review

Our annual review of the pension obligations of FTSE350 companies highlights the volatile environment in which many companies are operating.

Interesting times: How to adapt to survive a turbulent pensions world

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.

Green Paper raises interesting questions but avoids setting a radical agenda

The defined benefit pensions Green Paper contains some interesting suggestions, particularly on funding for distressed schemes – however, it concludes that there are no systemic failings with the current model.

Agreed! TPR and Coats Group plc reach £255 million settlement

The Pensions Regulator has reached a compromise with Coats Group plc, securing additional funding and employer support for two large pension schemes and allowing the company to lift a restriction on dividends.

Understanding risk: our summer project with the University of Liverpool

We joined forces with students from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) to undertake a research project to understand the way in which the key risks facing the University can be quantified and modelled.

The real impact of pension schemes on UK business

Our 6th annual report exploring the impact of Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes on companies within the FTSE350 has recently been released. Our analysis puts some context around the deficit figures that are a regular feature in the pensions press.

UK votes Leave: how pension schemes can cope with uncertainty

The UK public has voted to 'leave' the EU. In our latest blog we look at the impact on markets and UK pension schemes, including accounting, funding and regulation.

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