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Searching for: topic is "AVCs and FSAVCs"

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
15 Sep 2015 United Kingdom Pension Protection Fund, Pension Reform, Pensioners & Retirement, Legislation, Case References and Dispute Resolution, AVCs and FSAVCs, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • How many times should a person be allowed to use Pension Wise?;
  • When did you, or most schemes you work with, last review AVC provision?;
  • The Pensions Ombudsman has proposed settling more complaints with an informal opinion, written by an investigator. Do you support this idea?;
  • Does the PPF levy give value for money?; and
  • Stakeholder regulations run to just 40 pages. Is it possible to rewrite all pension legislation so that it fitted into a similarly brief document?

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 2015 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

9193126D   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Spotlight on Henry: A Comparative Analysis of the Henry Recommendations with the proposed increase of the Superannuation Guarantee to 12%
A Comparative Analysis of the Henry Recommendations
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
May 2011 Australia Taxation, Savings, Pension Reform, AVCs and FSAVCs
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has published a paper analysing the potential effects of proposals to raise the Superannuation Guarantee from 9% to 12% and the recommendations in the Henry Review. The report analyses the benefits both reform policies would have in delivering better retirement outcomes for Australians and concludes that lifting the Superannuation Guarantee is preferable to implementing the Henry recommendations.

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 >> May 2011 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

AD60347C    
 
Unprecedented global ageing examined in new Census Bureau Report commissioned by the National Institute on Ageing
An Ageing World: 2008
Census Bureau/National Institute on Ageing
20 Jul 2009 WORLDWIDE AVCs and FSAVCs
A new report entitled An Ageing World: 2008 has found that the average age of the world's population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. The number of individuals worldwide aged over 65 was estimated to be 506 million as of mid-year 2008 with this figure expected to rise to 1.3 billion by 2040. Other issues examined in the report include life expectancy, labour force participation and retirement and pensions among older people around the world.

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 >> Jul 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

5B48883E   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Aon Admin Tracker reveals people in DC schemes requesting retirement quotes has doubled in a year
Aon Admin Tracker reveals people in DC schemes requesting retirement quotes has doubled in a year
Aon Consulting
18 May 2009 United Kingdom Transfers, Pensioners & Retirement, Investment - General, AVCs and FSAVCs
Aon Consulting has launched its Admin Tracker tool, which has revealed that the number of people in DC schemes requesting retirement quotes has almost doubled in a year. Comparing data from Q1 in 2009 with data from Q1 in 2008, the Aon Admin Tracker was used to analyse the attitude and behaviour of 350,000 scheme members from over 35 UK DC and DB schemes. The data assessed includes retirement quotes, transfer out quotes, fund switches, scheme leavers and Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) illustrations. Overall, retirement quotes were shown to have risen by 56%, representing a 55% increase in DB schemes and a 71% rise in DC.

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 >> May 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

85477869   Click here to contact the authors.
 
UK missing out on 2.7bn of pensions cash
UK missing out on 2.7bn of pensions cash
unbiased.co.uk
6 Aug 2007 United Kingdom Taxation, Pensioners & Retirement, AVCs and FSAVCs
More than one in five pensioners are not claiming pension credits, according to research by unbiased.co.uk. This year up to £2bn worth of pension credits will go unclaimed whilst UK retirement savers squander £739m in unnecessary tax payments.

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 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

2238729C   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Hewitt survey says Additional Voluntary Schemes (AVCs) too passive
Hewitt survey says Additional Voluntary Schemes (AVCs) too passive
Hewitt Associates
19 Jul 2007 United Kingdom Investment - General, AVCs and FSAVCs
According to the annual AVC survey from Hewitt Associates, many Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) pension schemes in the UK are not doing enough to help members understand their investment options and drive value for money.

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 >> Jul 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

7E3841B9   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Hewitt survey says Additional Voluntary Contributions into pension schemes double in two years
Hewitt survey says Additional Voluntary Contributions into pension schemes double in two years
Hewitt Associates
4 Jun 2007 United Kingdom Savings, AVCs and FSAVCs
Contributions to Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVCs) pension schemes have doubled in just two years, according to the annual AVC survey from Hewitt Associates. Payments by members making additional savings for retirement are now £2,000 per annum on average, compared with £1,000 in 2005 - despite predictions from the industry that AVCs would be phased out after Government simplification of pensions came into effect (A-day).

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 >> Jun 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

84378647   Click here to contact the authors.
 
UK missing out on 2.7 billion of pensions cash
UK missing out on 2.7 billion of pensions cash
IFA Promotion
25 Sep 2006 United Kingdom Taxation, State Pensions, Scheme Issues & Trends, Savings, Pensioners & Retirement, Payment of Pensions, Occupations/Industry Sectors, AVCs and FSAVCs, Annuities and Income Drawdown, Advisers

In the throes of the well-documented UK pensions saving crisis, research from IFA Promotion, the organisation promoting the benefits of independent financial advice, has revealed that £2 billion of pension credits will remain unclaimed this year, with between 34% and 44% of pensioners failing to realise their entitlements.

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 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

163488DA   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Contributions to AVC schemes double over past year, says Hewitt Associates survey
Contributions to AVC schemes double over past year, says Hewitt Associates survey
Hewitt Associates
11 May 2006 United Kingdom AVCs and FSAVCs
Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services company, has announced the results of its 2006 Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) Survey. The survey, which polled more than 130 schemes, providing benefits for more than 1.5 million active members, centres on the market for products which allow individual pension scheme members to make additional contributions, in a tax efficient way, to improve the income they will receive in retirement. This year's survey shows that the removal of the requirement to offer AVCs has had little impact on the continuance of AVCs with 97% of schemes indicating that they still plan to offer an AVC scheme to members. The reality is that schemes are not only continuing to offer them, but are increasing flexibility and options for the better - and members are paying more in AVCs than ever before.

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 >> May 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

2C330882   Click here to contact the authors.
 
AVCs continue to reduce equity exposure
AVCs continue to reduce equity exposure
Watson Wyatt
23 Jun 2005 United Kingdom Investment - General, AVCs and FSAVCs
According to Watson Wyatt's AVC Survey 2005, the exposure to equities of many Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) pension funds has continued to fall over the past year. Exposure to equities in with-profits AVC funds is now nearly 30 percentage points lower than three years ago.

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 >> Jun 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

2529936A   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Hewitt Associates 2005 DC and AVC Scheme Survey: Results reveal turning point in DC pension scheme provision
Hewitt Associates 2005 DC and AVC Scheme Survey
Hewitt Associates
23 May 2005 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), AVCs and FSAVCs
Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services firm, today announced the results of its 2005 Defined Contribution and Additional Voluntary Contribution (DC & AVC) scheme survey. The survey reveals a turning point for DC pension schemes and highlights an interesting shift in objectives for DC scheme sponsors. The survey, which polled more than 277 organisations representing over 460 schemes, shows more open DC schemes than open DB schemes for the first time, reflecting changes within the market over recent years. Additionally, the DC schemes surveyed now have significant assets - £2bn in total - and 9% recording assets of more than £50 million. In 2004, not one scheme surveyed recorded having assets of this level.

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 >> May 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

C4296236   Click here to contact the authors.
 
AVC Survey 2004
AVC Survey
Watson Wyatt
Jun 2004 United Kingdom AVCs and FSAVCs
According to this research, exposure to equities by with profits Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) pension funds has continued to fall over the past 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 >> Jun 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D62387CE   Click here to contact the authors.
 
21st Annual Survey of the Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) marketplace
Survey of the AVC marketplace
Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow
May 2003 United Kingdom AVCs and FSAVCs
This research reports that poor returns and a bewildering explosion of investment choices for savers are key issues for the Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) market. The study  also confirms that trustees selecting and monitoring their AVC providers face potential confusion around the type of product they may be offering their members as with-profits policies mutate in response to market changes and the labelling of products becomes evermore confusing. However, the range and quality of communication and educational material on offer from providers continues to improve, and there are signs that the significant investment in administrative systems is starting to pay dividends.

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 >> May 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

C5133067   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The Equity Risk Premium
Comparison of equity and bond perfermance - past and projected
Barclays Global Investors
Oct 2002 United Kingdom AVCs and FSAVCs, Investment - Performance

UK bonds over the last 10-year period (Sept 92 to Sept 02) have out performed UK equities by 1.4% per year. However, UK equities are predicted to out perform UK bonds over the next 10-year period by 3.75% per 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 >> Oct 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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