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FTSE 350 pensions - where are companies on the endgame journey?
FTSE 350 pensions - where are companies on the endgame journey?
Barnett Waddingham
12 Aug 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Pension Buy-out Companies, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Surpluses and Deficits
According to a report published by Barnett Waddingham, one in five FTSE 350 companies could be in a position to buyout their DB scheme in the next five years and just over 50% could be in a position to buyout within ten years. The findings also revealed that 20% of companies could buyout using less than 10% of the cash on their balance sheet.
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July Sunshine for Irish Pension Funds
July Sunshine for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
6 Aug 2019 Ireland Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, during July 2019 Irish pension managed funds gained an average of 1.8%. The analysis also reveals that funds have gained an average of 14.6% over the first seven months of 2019, although average fund returns over the past 12 months were a more modest 5.1%.
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Advisers predict huge growth in clients seeking decumulation advice
Advisers predict huge growth in clients seeking decumulation advice
Heartwood Investment Management
29 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Advisers, Investment - General, Longevity
According to research from Heartwood Investment Management, 86% of financial advisers expect exponential growth in clients requiring decumulation advice over the next five years. Decumulation is the conversion of pension assets accumulated throughout an employees’ working life into retirement income. With this increasing demand, advisers have warned of significant challenges facing clients seeking retirement income, with 61% of advisers believing there has been insufficient industry focus on decumulation solutions.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

6E11601B9   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Annual Survey of Investment Regulation of Pension Funds 2019
Annual Survey of Investment Regulation of Pension Funds
OECD
18 Jul 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - General, Worldwide News
The OECD has published the 2019 edition of its annual survey examining the quantitative investment regulations to which pension funds are subject in OECD countries and a selection of non-OECD countries. The survey found that only nine of the countries analysed, including the United Kingdom, do not place a ceiling upon pension fund investment for the selection of asset classes examined, with investments in equities capped in most countries and a number of countries either limiting or entirely forbidding investment in real estate, private investment funds or loans.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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European Asset Allocation Survey 2019
European Asset Allocation Survey
Mercer
8 Jul 2019 Europe (including EU) Investment - General, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to Mercer's European Asset Allocation Survey, 55% of European pension schemes consider environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risks as part of their investment decision-making, up 15% from 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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A Sunny June for Irish Pension Managed Funds
A Sunny June for Irish Pension Managed Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
3 Jul 2019 Ireland Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds gained 3.3% on average during June. The analysis shows that over the past twelve months, the average return from Irish pension managed funds was 5.4%.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Risk Settlement Market 2019
Risk Settlement Market
Aon
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Pension Buy-out Companies, Investment - General, Longevity
Aon has published the 2019 edition of its Risk Settlement Market Review, which looks at the latest activity in the market for bulk annuities, longevity swaps and other pension risk transfer options. According to the report, 2018 was a record year for the bulk annuity market, as had been widely predicted, with £30bn of risk being transferred across the year. The review suggests that key factors driving the high levels of activity in the market included improved scheme funding, with more schemes coming close to settling their liabilities, and extremely favourable pricing in the market, driven by better illiquid asset sourcing capabilities and competition.
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Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index Q2 2019
Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index
Credit Suisse
Jul 2019 Switzerland European Union members, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Surpluses and Deficits
Credit Suisse has published its second quarterly Swiss Pension Fund Index for 2019, which reveals that the index rose by 1.91% to close at a level of 179.49 points at the end of June 2019.
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FTSE 100 dividends vs. deficit contributions
FTSE 100 dividends vs. deficit contributions
Barnett Waddingham
29 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to an analysis of FTSE 100 companies by Barnett Waddingham, net dividends have increased by 140% since the financial crisis whilst there has been a 10% decrease in deficit contributions over the same period. The analysis also shows there is a 7% median deficit contribution as a proportion of dividends for FTSE 100 companies.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

7611565EE   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pension Management: Creating a Roadmap to Success
Mercer/CFO Research 2019 Risk Survey
Mercer
25 Jun 2019 United States Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the results of the latest Mercer/CFO Research 2019 Risk Survey, 70% of survey respondents said they are likely to transfer some or all of their retiree obligation from their DB plan via the purchase of an annuity in 2019 or 2020, up from 56% two 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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F61156429   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
19 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Legislation, 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 more schemes follow NEST’s decision to divest from tobacco?;
  • Do you think there will be a pensions bill this year?;
  • Should GMP working groups have more of a focus on schemes that have completed buyouts?;
  • Are the current standards of professional trustees high, adequate or low?; and
  • Do you believe the upcoming professional trustee accreditation process is too tough, about right or too low?

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Mass confusion over drawdown as half of retirees unaware they can vary income
Mass confusion over drawdown as half of retirees unaware they can vary income
Zurich UK
19 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Advisers, Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - General
According to research by Zurich, more than half of people in drawdown are unaware they can vary their income up or down, or halt it altogether. This is equivalent to 307,000 people and potentially leaves drawdown investors at risk of taking an unsustainable level of income. The research also showed that 35% of non-advised consumers understand they can reduce their drawdown income, compared to 77% of consumers receiving advice.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

C911555FD   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Three-quarters of DB assets could be in cashflow driven strategies within 12 months, finds AXA IM research
Three-quarters of DB assets could be in cashflow driven strategies within 12 months
AXA Investment Managers
11 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Scheme Issues & Trends
Research from AXA Investment Managers indicates that almost 75% of UK DB pension schemes could be adopting a cashflow driven investment strategy within the next 12 months. The survey, which polled 48 pension funds ranging in size from under £500m to more than £2bn, found that 52% of schemes are already implementing a cashflow strategy, while a further 21% of respondents are considering doing so in the next 12 months.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Aon says UK pension schemes face new challenges when fully funded
Aon says UK pension schemes face new challenges when fully funded
Aon
11 Jun 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Management, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Issues & Trends
Aon has published the results of its survey looking at the challenges facing DB pension schemes as they become fully funded relating to their funding, investment and covenant. According to the research, when asked what action employers should take in terms of issuing dividends where there is no Technical Provisions deficit, 55% of respondents supported issuing partial dividends, while 8% thought that no dividends should be paid until the pension scheme benefits had been bought out.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A Miserable May for Irish Pension Managed Funds
A Miserable May for Irish Pension Managed Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
6 Jun 2019 Ireland Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds declined 4.0% on average during May. The analysis shows that over the past twelve months, Irish pension managed funds have delivered 1.4% on average.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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