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Briefings: Actuarial services for trustees

GMP equalisation and conversion

We have developed a streamlined process to carry out GMP equalisation and potentially conversion and simplification too. An outline of what this will look like is available to download.

The DB Odyssey

With fewer DB pension schemes open to new joiners, many DB schemes are now on the long road to their end. This makes it increasingly important for trustees and employers to think carefully about what they are trying to achieve in the long term.

Accounting for pension costs - survey of universities’ disclosures as at 31 July 2018

We are pleased to present the results of our eighth survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.

TPR: Annual Funding Statement 2019

This briefing note looks at the key messages of the funding statement. Key areas covered include balancing risks, DRCs vs dividends and what the expectations of the TPR are.

Accidental master trusts

The new Master Trust Authorisation legislation aims to improve the standards for master trust schemes. However, some multi-employer schemes will not appreciate that they are a master trust and that they will have to comply with the new standards.

Pension scheme consolidation

Pension consolidation is a broad concept, ranging from simplifying a scheme’s governance structure, to merging with other schemes to take advantage of economies of scale.

Lloyds: High Court rules on GMP Equalisation

The High Court has published its judgement in the case of Lloyds Banking Group Pension Trustees Limited vs Lloyds Bank plc (and others).

Benefact - April 2018

Our latest news on pensions and other business risks in the Charities and Not-for-Profit sector.

How to contingency plan

What does TPR mean by “contingency planning” for DB schemes and what should trustees be doing?

DB Scheme Funding - where do we go from here?

Our recent survey suggested that trustees are engaged with TPR guidance but are still getting to grips with how to implement risk management. We discuss some of the key challenges DB schemes face and how good risk management can help meet them.

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