Our client teams work in tandem with our specialist Longevity Consulting team to provide a concise report making best use of the data available and tailored to the specific needs of your scheme.
This report is intended to inform your understanding of the assumptions being considered for the forthcoming valuation, i.e. the choice of base table, any adjustments needed to it and an allowance for future improvements in longevity. It also provides schemes with an understanding of the level of prudence contained in the mortality assumptions, to give confidence that the assumptions are reasonable for the scheme’s members.
Question marks over our ability to predict the future provided two of the highlights of recent our annual pensions conference. Senior Partner Nick Salter explores...
For a recent survey, Barnett Waddingham gathered information on Solvency II capital requirements for longevity from eight internal model firms and we found significant variations in assumptions.
This blog post was written by Dave Grimshaw and Jon Palin who discussed and compared a range of methods for projecting future improvements in mortality at the IFoA’s Life Conference on 20 November.
The CMI Model is calibrated to data for the general population but is typically applied to pensioner or annuitant portfolios. These have different mortality rates and may experience quite different mortality improvements.
Projecting mortality trends is inherently uncertain and limited data makes this even more challenging. Can analysis of past trends in international data help us to better predict future trends in UK mortality rates?
In this Spotlight we analyse recent mortality improvements by cohort, including by cause of death, and assess the implications for pension and annuity portfolios.
Our 2016 Bulk Annuity Annual Report discusses the latest developments in the buy-in and buy-out market. We highlight important issues for trustees and sponsoring employees as well as summarising the views of insurers on key aspects of the market.
Following a record-breaking year in 2014 where over £13bn of bulk annuity transactions were completed, experience over the first half of 2015 suggests another potentially strong year for the market. Find out more in our latest research report.
Our experience, breadth of technical knowledge and communication skills makes us ideally placed to provide expert witness reports. A number of our experts have given evidence in court and many more have prepared expert witness reports.
A raffle held at the Barnett Waddingham staff Christmas party has helped to raise additional financial support for Crisis at Christmas – the charity that aims to end homelessness and help change people’s lives for the better.
Our regular courses are aimed at both new trustees and those seeking a reminder of the basics of trusteeship.Find out more
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