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Proposed changes to the calculation of pension transfer values could benefit departing employees while reducing the benefits payable to remaining members, says First Actuarial. The actuarial boutique is concerned that proposals from the Institute of Actuaries will also introduce new levels of complexity that will impact negatively on occupational schemes. The Institute of Actuaries is […]
The cost of the Pension Protection Fund will be significantly higher than 300m a year after its calculations revealed the UK’s total pension deficit is 134bn. The revised estimate will be announced at the end of November on the same day the Turner Commission is due to report. The PPF last week unveiled the calculations […]
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US institutions took advantage of falling equity prices after the July 7 London bombings to switch billions of dollars out of bonds, pushing indices higher. Iimia chief investment officer Nick Greenwood says, as a result of falling bond yields, US institutional managers had been waiting for a chance to switch money back into equities. He […]
For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.
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