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Research: Archive

Big schemes – DB pensions heading for the endgame

As the industry’s focus shifts to the endgame for DB pensions, the largest schemes will once again be leading the way in developing innovative strategies to manage the final chapters of DB pension provision.

Exploring European companies with UK schemes

This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX, French CAC40, German DAX, Spanish IBEX, Italian FTSE MIB and Scandinavian OMX share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Exploring DB schemes internationally: Dutch companies with UK schemes

This survey relates to Dutch companies, almost all of which are constituents of the AEX index, that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Exploring DB schemes internationally: US companies with UK schemes

This is our first annual survey of US companies which have a UK subsidiary with a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.

Exploring French companies with UK schemes

This survey relates to French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index, which have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Big Schemes Survey 2018: the end of DB pensions for active members edges closer

Our sixth annual analysis of 230 defined benefit (DB) schemes in the UK with assets over £1bn continues to highlight the decline in DB schemes - with 53% of final salary schemes closed to new members and 43% closed to future accrual, leaving just 4% open to new members.

Exploring DB schemes internationally: Southern European companies with UK schemes

An analysis of DB schemes in major Italian and Spanish companies with UK subsidiaries.

Pension flexibilities: Impact on DB schemes two years in

Now two years into freedom and choice in DC retirement savings, for members of a DB scheme making the most of these flexibilities will involve transferring to a DC arrangement. We provide an update on the lay of the land.

Big Schemes Survey 2017

The largest occupational pension schemes are an integral part of the UK economy. These schemes invest substantial amounts of capital in the wider economy and are responsible for the retirement wellbeing of a large proportion of the population. They also strongly influence the behaviour of smaller schemes, for example with respect to developing innovative methods of sponsor support and risk mitigation.

Scandinavian companies with UK DB schemes

This survey looks at constituent companies of the Scandinavian OMX Share Index that have UK subsidiary companies that participate in DB pension schemes and covers 18 companies with an aggregate of around £5.9bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

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