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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
14 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - General, Pension Scams, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), 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:
  • Is too much responsibility put onto the saver when it comes to protecting themselves from scams?;
  • What should the Government’s main priority for auto-enrolment be?;
  • Despite AE now securing 10 million workers, low-earners are still not covered by the initiative. Does this undermine its long-term success?;
  • Amber Rudd has warned individuals could face up to seven years in prison for reckless mismanagement of employees’ pensions. Is this justified?;
  • Should the DWP allow schemes to increase the proportion of member-nominated trustees (MNTs) to 50% of the trustee board?; and
  • Should schemes be allowed to substitute professional trustees for MNTs?
3B11403B9 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Global Pension Assets Study - 2018
Global Pension Assets Study - 2018
The Thinking Ahead Institute
10 Feb 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Worldwide News
The Thinking Ahead Institute at Willis Towers Watson has published the latest edition of its Global Pension Assets Study, which looks at trends in pension assets across 22 major global pension markets. According to the report, 2018 was the third worst year for pension asset growth in the seven largest pension markets (the "P7"). The research also reveals that for the first time DC assets now account for more than 50% of total assets across the P7, and similarly finds that over the last ten years DC assets have grown by 8.9%, while DB assets have grown by 4.6%.
C11139213 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
7 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), 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 DWP 'nudge' smaller, sub-1,000 member DC schemes to consolidate?;
  • The DWP wants DC trustees to set out a policy on illiquid investments and provide statistics on such investments. Do you agree with this approach?;
  • Should the DC default charge cap be amended to make it easier for trustees to invest in illiquid assets, which typically incur performance fees?;
  • Should all DC pension schemes and master trusts be required to publicly report the performance of their investment strategies/funds?; and
  • Do you think master trusts will improve member engagement?
3111396B8 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pension Finance Watch - January 2019
Pension Finance Watch - January 2019
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.
1C11388A2 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
A Bright Start to 2019 for Irish Pension Funds
A Bright Start to 2019 for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
5 Feb 2019 Ireland European Union members, Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds saw returns of 5.5% on average during January. The analysis shows that over the past twelve months, however, Irish pension managed funds have delivered a more disappointing -1.0% return on average.
541138717 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
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.
FB113898B Click here to view the full summary.  
 
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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
16 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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 each pension scheme be required to have a professional trustee on their board?;
  • As the Government’s consultation on CDC closes, how has your view of this pension type changed over the last year?;
  • Should there be a TPR authorisation regime for third-party administrators and software providers?;
  • Where sole trustees are appointed by the sponsoring employer, do you think those trustees can robustly challenge the employer in funding valuations?;
  • Should generational representation be encouraged on the trustee boards of schemes being used for AE?;
  • What do you see as the biggest challenges currently facing those running occupational DC schemes?;
  • What do you think will be the biggest trends over the coming 12 months with regards to occupational DC schemes?; and
  • To what extent do you believe default investment fund strategy will change over the coming 12-18 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 >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

ED1136641   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
10 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB), Taxation
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:
  • As Charles Counsell takes over as chief executive of TPR, does the regulator need a fresh strategy?
  • What do you think the new Single Financial Guidance Body should be called?
  • The Resolution Foundation wants the government to cap the pension tax-free lump sum at £40,000 to raise £2bn per year. Do you agree?
  • 2018 saw returns fall in almost all asset classes and higher volatility. Do you think 2019 will bring more of the same?
  • Should pension funds consider investing in gold to act as a safe haven asset in the current uncertain environment?
  • Is consolidation into a DC master trust the right answer for the majority of single employer schemes to improve governance standards?

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.

671136359   Click here to contact the authors.
 
A Disastrous December for Irish Pension Funds
A Disastrous December for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
8 Jan 2019 Ireland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds saw returns of -6% on average during December. The analysis shows that whilst managed funds trod water for most of the year, all of the losses came during December resulting in a loss of 5.2% on average over the 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 >> 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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Defined Benefit plans end 2018 on a sour note
Mercer Pension Health Index
Mercer
3 Jan 2019 Canada Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends
Mercer has published the latest edition of its Pension Health Index, which looks at the solvency ratio of a hypothetical DB pension plan. On 31 December 2018, the Index stood at 102%, down from 112% on 28 September 2018 and 106% at the beginning of 2018. The Index has also revealed that less than 30% of Canadian pension plans ended the year fully funded, a sharp decline from the 60% that achieved this level at the end of September.

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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Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index Q4 2018
Credit Suisse Swiss Pension Fund Index
Credit Suisse
Jan 2019 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Superfunds (DB)
Credit Suisse has published its fourth quarterly Swiss Pension Fund Index for 2018, which reveals that the index fell by 3.5% to close at a level of 166.96 points at the end of December 2018. According to the report, the months of October and December had a particularly negative effect with the overall annual performance for 2018 as –3.20%.

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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Are pension funds a stabilising factor in financial markets? Evidence from four countries
IOPS Working Papers on Effective Pensions Supervision No 31
International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS)
Jan 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - General, Worldwide News
The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) has published a working paper which analyses the investment behaviour of the pension fund sector from 2008-09 to 2014-2016 in Chile, Mexico, Poland, and Italy. The paper uses four methods: an analysis of average quarterly transactions, a scatter plot analysis of the relation between average quarterly net purchases and quarterly changes in asset value, a correlation analysis of average quarterly transactions in equity market and its index values, and a regression analysis of average quarterly transactions in equity market and its index 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 >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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