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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
2 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Hedge Funds, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Taxation, 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:
  • How likely do you think it will be that the Chancellor will make significant changes to the system of pensions tax relief in his Budget on 29 October?;
  • If significant change happens, which do you think is most likely: introduction of flat-rate tax relief; further reduction of the annual allowance; scrapping of tapered annual allowance or changing the level of the lifetime allowance?;
  • Do high management fees continue to be an obstacle to pension scheme investment in hedge funds?;
  • What approach should trustees take with regards to DB transfers?; and
  • Ten years after Lehman Brothers, do you think schemes are better prepared for a major financial crisis?

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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Pension Fund Indicators 2018
Pension Fund Indicators 2018
UBS Global Asset Management
Aug 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends
UBS Global Asset Management has published the 2018 edition of its Pension Fund Indicators report, which examines investment data, covering the range of investment opportunities available to pension funds. The report shows that 88% of public sector employees were in a workplace pension scheme in 2016, compared to 60% for the private sector, although this is a material increase on the 2013 figure of 36%. The figures also show that DB pension schemes continue to dominate the public sector (94.1% of public sector employees with workplace pensions have a DB scheme) whereas in the private sector, pension schemes are mostly 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 >> 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
11 Jul 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Hedge Funds, Master Trusts, Savings, 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 edition's questions include:
  • Should national retirement income targets be developed to improve savers' understanding of how much they need to save?;
  • The Court of Appeal has ruled trustees cannot unilaterally 'design benefits'. Do you agree?;
  • Do you believe the £150,000 minimum reserve requirement for master trusts is sufficient to protect members?;
  • Latest research finds nearly half of DB liabilities are now hedged. In general, do you believe schemes are over-hedging, under-hedging or hedging liabilities at about the right level?; and
  • Do you believe there is an over-reliance on models in the pensions industry?

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 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
4 Jul 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - Hedge Funds, Local Government, Pensioners & Retirement, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), 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:
  • The FCA has recommended retirement wake-up packs start from age 50. Do you agree that is the right age?
  • The FCA has recommended investment ‘pathways’ to guide drawdown users should be introduced. Do you agree?
  • Scotland is proposing structural changes to its 11 local government pension funds. Which of the following options should it adopt?
  • Are hedge funds still an appropriate asset class for a typical DB pension fund?
  • The government has announced it will look again at the current system of pension tax relief as a result of disparities between net pay and relief at source arrangements. Do you think change is necessary?

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

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Ensuring a smooth de-risking journey - De-risking report 2018
De-risking report 2018
Willis Towers Watson
22 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - Hedge Funds, Longevity
The Willis Towers Watson's 2018 de-risking report reveals that 2017 was a busy year in the bulk annuity and longevity hedging market, with volumes exceeding those of 2016 and in particular, the level of longevity swaps, standing at £6.4bn, was higher than seen over the last few 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 2018 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 2017
Risk Settlement Market 2017
Aon Hewitt
5 Apr 2017 United Kingdom Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General, Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to figures released by Aon Hewitt, 2016 was the most significant year to date for the UK bulk annuity market, with business volumes exceeding £19bn for the first time ever.

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 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The right ingredients: Pension Fund Indicators 2016
Pension Fund Indicators
UBS Global Asset Management
Jul 2016 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Investment - Performance, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General
UBS Global Asset Management has published the 2016 edition of its Pension Fund Indicators report, which notes that, over the last decade, DC assets have grown at a rate of 7.1% p.a. while DB assets have slowed to a rate of 3.4% p.a. Over the 53 year period to 2015, the average pension fund return was 10.1% p.a., which is 4.4% p.a. above RPI and 2.9% above wage 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 >> Jul 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Investment Considerations Survey - Attitudes from the Institutional Investment Industry - October 2015
Investment Considerations Survey - October 2015
Oct 2015 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, Investment - Performance, Investment - Management, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General, Advisers
In new research, published by CAMRADATA, 64% of consultants stated their pension clients are invested in liability-driven investment strategies, whereas only a quarter of the pension funds said they were invested this way. The key issue is the low yield environment which 75% of the pension schemes surveyed say will have an impact on their investment decision-making process.

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 2015 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
10 Jun 2015 United Kingdom Transfers, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General
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 Financial Conduct Authority has ruled all pension transfers over £30,000 must be carried out or checked by a pension transfer specialist. Is this too paternalistic?;
  • The Pensions Regulator does not have the same rule-making powers as other financial services regulators. Should this change?;
  • Are schemes still paying too much in hedge fund fees?;
  • Should more schemes partner up to invest in hard-to-access illiquid assets such as infrastructure?; and
  • Given David Cameron’s warning, are providers likely to increase charges in wake of freedom and choice?

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

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Pension Funds DIY: A Hands-on Future for Asset Owners
Pension Funds DIY: A Hands-on Future for Asset Owners
State Street
Nov 2014 WORLDWIDE Investment - Management, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General, Corporate Governance, Administration
A global survey by State Street with respondents from 15 countries has revealed that 77% foresee an increase in their institution's investment risk appetite over the next three years, with one-fifth expecting this increase to be significant.

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

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Pension Fund Indicators 2014
Pension Fund Indicators
UBS Global Asset Management
Jul 2014 United Kingdom Investment - Performance, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General
UBS Global Asset Management has published the 2014 edition of its Pension Fund Indicators report.

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

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UK pension schemes still running too much interest rate risk warns Aon Hewitt
UK pension schemes still running too much interest rate risk warns Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt
10 Mar 2014 United Kingdom Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General
Analysis by Aon Hewitt has revealed that UK pension schemes lack protection against changes in long-term interest rates. The analysis suggests that closed and frozen pension schemes should be protecting against 70% of their interest rate risk on average, while the average amount hedged is estimated to be 30-40%.

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

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Pension Fund Indicators 2013
Pension Fund Indicators
UBS Global Asset Management
29 Jul 2013 United Kingdom Investment - Performance, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General
A study by UBS Global Asset Management has revealed that pension fund returns have outperformed inflation significantly over the past 50 years. The annual research revealed that the average fund returned above 10% between 1963 and 2012, which is 4.2 percentage points above retail price increases and 2.6 percentage points ahead of wage inflation. UBS said the findings showed that DB schemes had achieved their objectives over the long term, in spite of volatile market conditions.

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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
5 Feb 2013 United Kingdom Legislation, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General
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 Public Service Pensions Bill be amended to take account of the end of contracting out?;
  • What is the most significant unhedged risk in DB schemes at the moment?;
  • Would a code of conduct on medically underwritten buy-ins benefit schemes?; and
  • Do we need an independent pensions commission to 'take the politics out of pensions' and take a sensible long-term view?

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

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The Growth and Impact of Direct Investing
Global Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in Hedge Funds
Citi Prime Finance
Jun 2011 WORLDWIDE Investment - Performance, Investment - Hedge Funds, Investment - General, Worldwide News
Citi Prime Finance has published the results of a recent global survey exploring investors' and hedge fund managers' views on the rise in pension and sovereign wealth fund direct allocations.

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

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