Our expertise is focussed around the following:
Many employers have taken steps to limit their pension scheme exposure by closing their DB scheme to new entrants and increasingly to future accrual. This still leaves them with a legacy liability that needs to be managed. Winding up the scheme immediately is not a viable option for most employers but a coordinated de-risking strategy could be established to exploit opportunities as they arise.Find out more
Many trustees and employers are actively considering the option of insuring their scheme liabilities with a bulk annuity insurer through a buy-out or buy-in policy. When considering a buy-out or buy-in of a scheme's liabilities, it is important that the trustees and employer prepare carefully for a transaction in advance so that a deal can be completed efficiently.Find out more
The funding positions of pension schemes disclosed in company accounts can be highly volatile. It is vital that company directors understand the possible impact their final salary scheme can have on the company balance sheet and the profit and loss position.Find out more
The ever increasing compliance burden placed on trustees is inevitably leading them to play ‘hard ball’ with their sponsoring employers over the funding of schemes. Therefore, it will often be beneficial for employers to seek independent advice to support their negotiations with the Trustees.Find out more
One of the most financially significant aspects of a corporate transaction is often a pension scheme deficit. The Pensions Regulator and scheme’s trustees are also playing a much greater role in the deal process so it is vital to consider the pension scheme at an early stage.Find out more
DB pension plans are entering a new phase in their decades-long journey from valuable employee benefit to legacy financial arrangement.
“Your statutory rights are unaffected”, “subject to approval”, “terms and conditions apply”; there is plenty of small print in our lives. TAS 100 isn't just small print for actuaries though: it's a key part of a framework of professional standards.
Volatility is a particularly subjective assumption which can have a significant impact on the value placed on share-based awards – affecting both the design and accounting value of the awards.
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.
Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under UK and international accounting standards as at 30 September 2018.
Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed).
Are bulk annuities a potential option for your scheme? It could be the right time to consider a transaction.
Join our webinar where we will discuss current issues in financial reporting for pension schemes, under IAS19 and FRS102, and the flexibility in assumption setting – which can drastically reduce deficits.
Since 31 December 2015 the liability value of a typical pension scheme has increased by 25%. This increase can have real consequences; our webinar will guide you through the simple steps you can take to mitigate these.
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.
After a number of difficult years, our 8th annual report on the pension provision of the FTSE350 shows that 2017 is hoping to be the turning point for the defined benefit (DB) pension schemes of the UK’s largest public companies.
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.
Our client, P&O, has around £1.5 billion of pension liabilities on an IAS19 basis, in three separate defined benefit (DB) pension arrangements.
Implementing a stress testing and scenario analysis framework in order to identify and analyse current and potential issues that were of market-wide concern.
As part of their most recent actuarial valuation, Tate & Lyle were seeking to continue to de-risk their £1 billion legacy DB pension scheme, but without a significant increase in deficit recovery contributions.
The BHS2 pension scheme has concluded a buyout with Pensions Insurance Corporate (PIC) covering £800 million of liabilities and all of the approximately 9,000 members.
Following the latest round of exam results from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), we’re delighted to announce nine newly qualified actuaries.
We were proud to take this award home for the second consecutive year, after being recognised by an esteemed panel of industry experts for our innovative solutions in technology and forward-thinking approach to complex business challenges.