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FTSE 350 Pension Gap Reaches 18-Month High
Mercer Pensions Risk Survey
Mercer
3 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Data from the Mercer Pensions Risk Survey has revealed that during March the accounting deficit of FTSE 350 DB pension schemes rose from £45bn to £55bn. Declining corporate bond yields prompted an increase in liabilities from £811bn to £847bn and were only partially offset by a fall in market implied inflation.

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.

C91146466   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Accounting for pension costs: Survey of universitiesí disclosures as at 31 July 2018
Accounting for pension costs
Barnett Waddingham
20 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Surpluses and Deficits
Barnett Waddingham has published its latest survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes. According to the survey, the size of pension deficits fell significantly by £600m over the year to July 2018. This has mainly been attributed to strong equity returns and a rise in bond yields that resulted in a higher average discount rate being used to value the liabilities.

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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
13 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Savings, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Will the introduction of accreditation reduce the number of sole-trader professional trustees?;
  • Should the PPF have member-nominated representatives on its board?;
  • Should TPR issue a rules and ratios based set of guidance in relation to allowable dividend distributions?; and
  • How severe do you think saversí lack of trust in pensions is?

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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FTSE 350 pension gap grows by £4bn in February
Mercer Pensions Risk Survey
Mercer
4 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Data from the Mercer Pensions Risk Survey has revealed that during February the accounting deficit of FTSE 350 DB pension schemes rose from £41bn to £45bn. The increase in the deficit was attributed to an increase in the schemes' liabilities from £806bn to £811bn, offset in part by a rise in asset values.

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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FTSE 350 Pension Deficit Holds Steady in January
Pensions Risk Survey
4 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Data from the Mercer Pensions Risk Survey has revealed that the deficit of FTSE 350 DB pension schemes remained at £41bn in January. According to Mercer, pension scheme liabilities increased by £18bn to £806bn in January due to a fall in corporate bond yields, offset by a fall in market implied inflation. The figures also show that asset values rose by £18bn to £765bn leaving the overall deficit unchanged.

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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FTSE100 pension schemes lock in funding gains after deficit improves £36bn in 12 months
FTSE100 pension schemes lock in funding gains after deficit improves £36bn in 12 months
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT)
25 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
According to research by JLT Employee Benefits, FTSE 100 companies' aggregate DB pension scheme deficit improved by £36bn to £1bn over the year to 30 June 2018. In the same time period, FTSE 100 schemes' allocation to bonds rose to 66%, up from 63% a year earlier.

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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First Report: Costs and Past Performance
Costs and Past Performance
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
10 Jan 2019 Europe (including EU) Accounting, Administration, European Union issues, European Union members
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its first report on the costs and past performance of insurance and pension products across the EU. The report sets out aggregate data for the costs of insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) as well as for certain similar personal pension products (PPPs) and sets out the net performance for the period between 2013 and 2017. The report follows a request of the European Commission to the European Supervisory Authorities to periodically report on costs and past performance of retail investment, insurance and pension products.

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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Putting pensions in context - FTSE 350 Pensions Analysis 2018
FTSE 350 Pensions Analysis
Hymans Robertson
5 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
Hymans Robertson has published its tenth annual FTSE 350 pension analysis report, looking at issues affecting the DB pension schemes of FTSE 350 companies. According to the report, two significant themes for DB pensions in 2019 will be a tougher approach from TPR towards schemes going through actuarial valuations in the wake of several high-profile corporate failures in 2018, and the take-off of the DB consolidation market. The consultancy's research has also found that the majority of companies within the FTSE 350 are comfortably able to support their pension schemes, with 90% of companies able to pay off their IAS19 deficit with less than six months' earnings.

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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2018 Adviser Barometer
Adviser Barometer
Prudential
26 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Administration, Advisers
Findings from Prudential's 2018 Adviser Barometer have revealed that 39% of advisers believe that retirement income taxation will drive the most business over the next three years, the second most popular topic after inheritance tax protection. The research also found that 6% of advisers currently believe DB to DC will drive the most business over the next three years, compared to 11% last year.

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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Five FTSE 100 companies pay more pension contributions than dividends
Five FTSE 100 companies pay more pension contributions than dividends
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT EB)
29 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Research from JLT Employee Benefits has found that pension contributions outweighed dividends for five FTSE 100 sponsors in the year to 31 March 2018. By comparison six companiesí pension contributions outweighed their dividend pay-outs over the year to 31 March 2017. The findings also revealed that FTSE 100 companies paid £8.2bn of funding towards reducing pension schemes deficits in the year to 31 March 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 >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Accumulation rates used by providers of statutory money purchase illustrations since 6 April 2018
AS TM1 Survey Results
Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Investment - General
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published the results of a survey of the accumulation rate assumptions used by providers of statutory money purchase pension illustrations issued since 6 April 2018. According to the survey, the accumulation rates used for 2018 illustrations were broadly similar overall to those used in 2017, other than for corporate bond growth assumptions where there was modest movement in both directions.

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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LCP Accounting for Pensions 2018 - Autumn report
LCP Accounting for Pensions
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has published part two of its 25th annual Accounting for Pensions report, which looks at how FTSE 100 companies are managing their pension risks. The report revealed that, at the end of August, about half of the FTSE 100 had IAS19 pension surpluses, totalling £50bn. The other half had pension deficits totalling £20bn, giving the FTSE 100 a net £30bn aggregate surplus.

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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Nationwide survey reveals LGPS Fundsí high levels of confidence
Nationwide survey reveals LGPS Fundsí high levels of confidence
Hymans Robertson
18 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Administration, Investment - Management, Investment - Performance, Local Government, Scheme Issues & Trends
Hymans Robertson has published the results of the first ever nationwide survey of Committee and Local Pension Board members of the Local Government Pension Schemes. The survey received input from over half of all LGPS funds and asked participants to rate their confidence levels across eight key knowledge areas, including pensions governance, investment performance and risk management and pensions accounting and audit standards. The participants identified investment performance and risk management and committee role and pensions legislation as the two areas of their work in which they had the greatest confidence, with 91% of respondents feeling "mostly or completely confident" in the latter.

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 >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
13 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Master Trusts, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Surpluses and Deficits, Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should the PPF cap be amended to ensure all members get at least 50% of the benefits promised?;
  • Is the regulator right to be taking a much tougher approach to smaller DB and DC schemes?;
  • How many DC master trusts does the UK need?;
  • Should detailed cost disclosure become mandatory for asset managers?;
  • The DWP has dropped plans to force schemes to publish statements on how they take membersí views on ESG issues into account. Is this right?;
  • Should DB sponsors disclose their pension liabilities in their accounts on an alternative basis to the accounting standard?; and
  • If trustees could do one single thing to improve the pension awareness of members, what do you think it should be?

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 >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A turning point for FTSE350 pensions? Analysing the impact of DB pensions on UK business
A turning point for FTSE350 pensions?
Barnett Waddingham
2 Aug 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Investment - General, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits, Transfers
Barnett Waddingham has published its eighth annual report on the pension provision of the FTSE 350. According to the report, 2017 was a turning point for FTSE 350 pension schemes, with the aggregate IAS19 deficit falling from £62bn in 2016 to £55bn in 2017 and contributions to pay down DB scheme deficits increasing.

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 >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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