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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
30 Aug 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Insolvency, Investment - Management, Pension Liberation, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
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:
  • Do you agree with government proposals to potentially disqualify or fine directors which avoid pension obligations through pre-pack administrations or ‘phoenix’ companies?;
  • The PLSA has reiterated calls for a mandatory authorisation regime for all pension schemes, starting with the smallest, to help avoid scams. Do you agree?;
  • Should the mandatory tenders for fiduciary management proposed by the CMA be run on a closed or open basis?;
  • The Pensions Regulator is encouraging DB schemes to match dividends with deficit repair contributions. Do you think this is right?; and
  • Over half of DC asset managers will miss their cost disclosure deadlines, according to research by LCP. Should DC schemes remove a manager if they are unable to disclose transaction costs within a reasonable period of time?

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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
31 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Insolvency, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
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:
  • Following the Financial Times revelations about The President’s Club, to what extent do you think there is a problem with sexual harassment in the pensions industry?;
  • Should TPR have tighter control over DB transfers to protect scheme members?;
  • In your view, will the failure of Carillion lead to a tougher regulatory regime for DB schemes and sponsors?;
  • Should pension schemes be compelled to be fully-funded on a s179 basis?; and
  • Should schemes vote against directors who ignore ESG risks?

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 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
3 Aug 2016 United Kingdom Transfers, State Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Insolvency
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:
  • Should the Government drop the triple lock for state pensions and instead pursue a double lock policy to save £6bn a year on long-term costs?;
  • Is it right that The Pensions Regulator emerged relatively unscathed in MPs' report on BHS?;
  • Should there be a blanket ban on all transfers from private sector DB schemes?; and
  • In light of BHS, should TPR's clearance procedure be made mandatory for certain events, e.g. company mergers and acquisitions?

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 2016 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
28 Jun 2016 United Kingdom Investment - General, Insolvency, European Union issues
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:
  • In your view, has Britain done the right thing in voting for Brexit?;
  • Will Brexit be positive for UK pension schemes in the medium-to-long-term?;
  • Should maturing DB schemes become more aggressive with regards to investment risk?:
  • Have you been surprised how much light the parliamentary select committees have shed on the collapse of BHS?;
  • What is your single biggest pensions-related fear over Brexit?; and
  • What is your single biggest pensions-related hope with regards to Brexit?

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 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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PPF Levy Forum Survey 2015
PPF Levy Survey
Barnett Waddingham
3 Feb 2016 United Kingdom Pension Protection Fund, Insolvency
According to the fifth PPF Levy Forum Survey, 91% of respondents demonstrated support for the PPF as a means of providing additional security for occupational pension scheme members. The survey also found that 43% of respondents were positive about the PPF's decision to move to the Experian model.

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 2016 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
3 Dec 2014 United Kingdom Insolvency, European Union issues, Automatic Enrolment, Annuities and Income Drawdown
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:
  • The bulk annuity market will hit a record £10bn this year, but will it create winners and losers?;
  • Last week the High court ruled distressed debt investors could buy s75 debts after sponsor insolvencies. Is this good news for members of affected schemes?;
  • Should the DWP abolish auto-enrolment bandings?;
  • Should there be a fee cap on drawdown products?;
  • Can the Investor Forum help improve relationships between investors and companies with just two pension schemes and one other asset owner on its board?; and
  • Will standardised Europe-wide benefits statements improve members' communications?

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 2014 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensioners only age group to have higher bankruptcy rates than at start of recession
Pensioners only age group to have higher bankruptcy rates than at start of recession
Wilkins Kennedy
29 Jul 2013 United Kingdom Insolvency
Accountant Wilkins Kennedy has found that there were 14% more insolvencies among the over-65s in 2012 than in 2009, when the financial crisis hit.

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 2013 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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CEIOPS Annual Report 2009
CEIOPS Annual Report 2009
Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS)
May 2010 Europe (including EU) Pension Reform, Insolvency, European Union issues
The Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) has published its annual report for 2009. The report calls for a more consistent and robust European approach to ensure the security of pensions across the EU.

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 2010 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Majority of Irish DB Schemes Insolvent
Mercer's 2009 Defined Benefit Survey
Mercer
17 Dec 2009 Ireland Investment - Performance, Insolvency, European Union members
Although investment returns have been strong over the past six months, the recovery has not been sufficient to lift most defined benefit schemes out of deficit, according to Mercer’s 2009 Defined Benefit Survey.

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

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Solvency Remains an Issue for Canadian Pensions Despite Improvement in Markets, Watson Wyatt Finds
Solvency Remains an Issue for Canadian Pensions Despite Improvement in Markets, Watson Wyatt Finds
Watson Wyatt
8 Jul 2009 Canada Surpluses and Deficits, Insolvency, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
Research undertaken by Watson Wyatt has revealed that the solvency position of DB pension plans has not improved much from their position at 1 January 2009, despite the recent market rally. Although asset returns have been strong in recent months, a drop in solvency discount rates meant that pension liabilities increased almost as much as assets over this 6 month period.

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.

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Proportion of Retired Bankrupts Rising
Proportion of Retired Bankrupts Rising
Wilkins Kennedy
27 Sep 2007 United Kingdom Savings, Insolvency
According to research by accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy, the percentage of bankrupts who are retired has more than doubled over the last 5 years to reach 7% of all bankrupts in 2007, up from just 3% in 2002. That would put the total number of pensioners who have become insolvent at approximately 7,900 over the last year, up from just 900 in 2002.

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

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Financial health of pension plans improving, Watson Wyatt analysis finds number of employers with large pension risk levels declined
Financial health of pension plans improving
Watson Wyatt
22 Jan 2007 United States Worldwide News, Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Issues & Trends, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Investment - Management, Investment - General, Insolvency, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Countries - US, Administration
The number of large employers facing relatively high degrees of financial risk due to pension liabilities has declined sharply, according to a Watson Wyatt analysis of FORTUNE 1000 companies that sponsored defined benefit pension plans in 2005. Pension health will likely continue to improve due to the rise in interest rates and strong stock market returns in 2006, coupled with new investment strategies and increased employer funding.

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

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Benefit Protection - Priority Creditor Rights for Pension Funds
OECD Working Paper 6
OECD
Jan 2007 WORLDWIDE Worldwide News, Surpluses and Deficits, Insolvency, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
According to research by the OECD, priority pension claims within bankruptcy found that pension claims (unlike wages) rarely receive priority over other creditors. The report concludes that priority rights should be given to unpaid and due contributions from the plan sponsor and that care should be taken that pension beneficiaries be treated at least as well as other creditors in any bankruptcy or restructuring process (e.g. ensuring their representation on creditor committees).

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

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Benefity Security Pension Fund Guarantee Schemes
OECD Working Paper 5
OECD
Jan 2007 WORLDWIDE Worldwide News, Winding-up, Scheme Issues & Trends, Investment - General, Insolvency, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Administration
OECD Working Paper 5 examines the issue of pension benefit security and the actions countries have taken to tackle the problem. One of the key conclusions from the OECD's report is that, to work effectively, these schemes must have suitable independence and powers to set and collect appropriately risk-adjusted premiums - but they also need to be considered along with other benefit protection policies (notably effective funding rules).

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

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FTSE 100 pension deficits rise to £63 billion
FTSE 100 pension deficits rise to £63 billion
Watson Wyatt
14 Mar 2005 United Kingdom Surpluses and Deficits, Investment - Performance, Investment - General, Insolvency, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Accounting
Pension deficits for FTSE 100 companies stood at £63 billion at the end of February despite the recent price rises in equity markets and with the FTSE 100 index itself touching 5000 during the month.

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

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