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Briefings: July 2014 Archive

Successful Investment Strategy

A robust investment strategy for a pension fund does not happen overnight. It requires careful planning within a structured process. But trustees needn’t worry about doing that alone.

Multi Asset Credit

Reviewing your credit exposure – is it time to consider a multi-asset approach? The answer, it appears, depends who you ask.

Inflation or Deflation – which should we fear the most?

Ever since ‘Western’ central banks launched Quantitative Easing (QE) programmes in 2008 many commentators have feared the natural endgame is a period of high inflation, if not outright hyperinflation.

Finance Act 2014 receives Royal Assent

The Finance Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 17 July 2014, meaning that various issues applying to SIPP and SSAS members have now been finalised.

Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting 30 June 2014

This newsletter covers the selection of the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under UK and international accounting standards as at 30 June 2014.

Health and Work Service

In early 2011 the Government set up a review of the sickness absence system with a view to reducing the 140 million days lost to sickness absence every year.

PATHways 42

The latest edition includes the Government’s April 2015 pension reforms and Steve Webb's announcement making State pension deferral less attractive from 2016.

News on Pensions June 2014

In this month's News on Pensions we look at: Pensions Act 2014, Defining 'money purchase', PPF news and a TPR update.

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