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One-in-eight organisations predict CDC adoption by 2025
One-in-eight organisations predict CDC adoption by 2025
Willis Towers Watson
8 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
According to a poll conducted by Willis Towers Watson, 13% of pension scheme trustees and corporate sponsors anticipate that their organisations will adopt collective defined contribution (CDC) benefits in some form within the next six years, provided that the relevant legislation is passed. When asked about the type of CDC structure that would be most suitable for delivery of CDC benefits within their organisation, over half of the poll's respondents (58%) stated that master trusts would be most appropriate.
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Pension Finance Watch - March 2019
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
4 Apr 2019 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index fell by 2.9% during March, bringing the index level to 78.1. Whilst the decline has been attributed to a significant fall in interest rates, the current level still represents a 2.6% increase for the quarter.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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DB Member Choice Survey 2019
DB Member Choice Survey
Willis Towers Watson
2 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
Willis Towers Watson has published the results of its 2019 DB Member Choice Survey, in which it examined the choices that have been made by over 300,000 DB scheme members since the 'freedom and choice reforms' in 2015. According to the research, one in three schemes (33%) quote individual transfer values on at-retirement benefit statements and 22% appoint an independent financial adviser to support members.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Finance Watch - February 2019
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
6 Mar 2019 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index gained 2.2% during February bringing the index level to 80.4. The increase has been attributed to equity returns and a slight decrease in obligations.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Finance Watch - January 2019
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
6 Feb 2019 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index gained 3.4% during January, recovering half of December's decline to regain a level of 78.7.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Global Pension Finance Watch — Fourth quarter 2018
Global Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
1 Feb 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - General, Surpluses and Deficits
Willis Towers Watson has published its Global Pension Finance Watch for the fourth quarter of 2018 which shows that all regions experienced negative investment returns both over the fourth quarter and full year with the exception of Brazil. Overall, the pension index decreased across all regions over the year, except for the UK and the US where the pension index increased.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Largest quarterly fall of Swiss pension index in seven years
Willis Towers Watson Swiss Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
18 Jan 2019 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to Willis Towers Watson's Swiss Pension Finance Watch, the illustrative funded ratio index for Swiss pension funds decreased by around 7.7 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2018, the largest fall in the index in seven years.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Preparation is the key to success - De-risking report 2019
De-risking report 2019
Willis Towers Watson
16 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - Hedge Funds, Longevity
Willis Towers Watson has published the 2019 edition of its De-risking Report, which is designed to guide pension schemes that are contemplating hedging through a bulk annuity or longevity swap through the current landscape of the insurance industry. In the report, Willis Towers Watson predicts that the trend towards bulk annuity "mega deals" witnessed in 2018, during which more than £20bn of bulk annuities were transacted, is set to continue in 2019. The report also discusses significant macro-trends which are likely to affect deal activity in 2019, including Brexit and GMP equalisation.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Finance Watch - December 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
7 Jan 2019 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index declined significantly during December. The index fell by 7.3% during December to 76.2, its largest monthly decrease since May 2012.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Funded status of largest U.S. corporate pension plans slipped in 2018, Willis Towers Watson analysis finds
Funded status of largest U.S. corporate pension plans slipped in 2018
Willis Towers Watson
2 Jan 2019 United States Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
Research by Willis Towers Watson has revealed a fall in the funded status of the largest corporate pension plans at the end of 2018 due to a sharp decline in the stock market during the fourth quarter. According to the analysis, the aggregate pension funded status is estimated to be 84% at the end of 2018, compared with 85% at the end of 2017. The aggregate pension funded status stood at 90% after the first nine months of 2018.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Finance Watch - November 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
6 Dec 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased during November, recovering much of the previous month's loss. The resulting 0.7% growth for the month brought the index to a value of 82.2.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Retirement security increasingly important to employees in Hong Kong, Willis Towers Watson survey finds
Global Benefits Attitudes Survey
Willis Towers Watson
29 Nov 2018 Hong Kong Countries - excl. European Union and US
According to research by Willis Towers Watson, retirement security is a growing issue in Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region. The latest findings of its Global Benefits Attitudes Surevy revealed that while 58% of employees in Hong Kong think retirement security has become a more important issue for them over the past 2-3 years, only around one-third of them are confident of having enough income to enjoy a comfortable retirement.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Finance Watch - October 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
6 Nov 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index decreased for the first time in six months, falling by 1.1% during October to 81.6.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Total value of world’s largest 300 pension funds rises by 15.1% in 2017
Willis Towers Watson Global 300 Research 2017
Willis Towers Watson
23 Oct 2018 Switzerland, WORLDWIDE Investment - General
 According to Willis Towers Watson, the Global 300 Research has revealed that assets under management (AUM) at the world's largest pension funds increased in value by 15.1% in 2017 to reach a total of $18.1trn, a significant increase from the 6.1% growth achieved in 2016. Swiss pension fund assets also increased by 12.2%, slightly below the average rate for the study.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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2018 UK Pension Strategy Survey Report
UK Pension Strategy Survey Report
Willis Towers Watson
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Pensioners & Retirement, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
Willis Towers Watson has published the 2018 edition of its UK Pension Strategy Survey Report. The report is based upon the findings of a survey in which almost 200 organisations in the UK were asked about their plans to evolve their pension and benefits policies and programmes in relation to three key areas, including their strategy for DC provision and proposed changes to plan design in DB schemes that are still open to future accrual. According to the survey's results, four in ten employers view cost control as a key priority when shaping their future benefit provision, and although 30% of organisations are looking to increase employee choice and flexibility in relation to the benefits that they offer, less than 10% currently provide employees with the flexibility to use the employer's pension contributions for other financial priorities.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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