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Briefings: October 2015 Archive

News on Pensions October 2015

This month we look at key highlights from the PPF's published consultation, news on TPR's interaction with the trustees of the DLR pension scheme, details of the FCA and TPR's pension freedoms analysis and a round-up of all the latest pensions news.

Lessons learned from the 'market turmoil' of the third quarter

The third quarter of 2015 seems to have brought a stream of shrill headlines from writers about falls in risky assets, an increase in volatility across most asset classes and increasing signs of a significant slowdown in China.

Spotlight on Longevity October 2015: Dementia – A major challenge in understanding mortality by cause of death

Dementia is already the second most common cause of death group in England & Wales. Mortality rates from dementia are increasing, unlike other major causes, so it is likely to be the leading cause of death before the end of this decade.

Chief Actuary or not Chief Actuary?

Who is your Chief Actuary when you outsource the Solvency II actuarial function? We explore why there has been confusion and reveal the answer.

News on Pensions September 2015

In this month's News on Pensions we look at latest news from TPR, PPF and DC scheme governance.

Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - 30 September 2015

Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the FRS17/FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and FAS158 (US listed).

Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting December 2015

Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the Accounting Standards FRS17 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and FAS158 (US listed).

CSEM: Is it a silver bullet for explorers?

Is controlled-source electromagnetics (CSEM) technology the answer to solving the problem of avoiding dry holes? Can it really define oil and gas deposits offshore below and help explorers to pinpoint the sweet spots for exploration and production wells?

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