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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%.
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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.
 
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.
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Pension funds suffer biggest losses since crisis
Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report
Moneyfacts
30 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Performance
 According to the latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report, pension fund performance revealed a marked deterioration during the fourth quarter of 2018. The figures show that overall pension funds were down by 6.2% for the calendar year 2018 after a fall of 7.3% in the final quarter.

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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Dutch pension funds’ financial position deteriorated
Dutch pension funds’ financial position deteriorated
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
29 Jan 2019 Netherlands Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance, Surpluses and Deficits
According to De Nederlandsche Bank, the policy funding ratio for Dutch pension funds slumped to 103.3% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 from 110.3% at the end of the third quarter.
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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.

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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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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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MQ5: Investment by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts: July to September 2018
MQ5: Investment by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
13 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to the latest figures from the ONS, in the third quarter of 2018 insurance companies, pension funds and trusts reported net disinvestment of £12bn. It is the first time since records began in 1987 that there have been three consecutive quarters of net disinvestment recorded. The figures have also revealed that during Q3 2018, self-administered pension funds reported net disinvestment of £6bn, whilst the five-year quarterly average for the series is a net investment of £2bn.

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

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A Mild November for Irish Pension Funds
A Mild November for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
5 Dec 2018 Ireland Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds saw returns of 0.8% on average during November, an improvement from the previous month's losses. The analysis shows that managed pension funds have gained just 0.9% on average so far this 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 >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensioners "in the dark" over how to protect their pots if markets tumble
Pensioners "in the dark" over how to protect their pots if markets tumble
Zurich
14 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - Performance, Pensioners & Retirement
Research by Zurich has found that while two thirds (64%) of retirees drawing down their pension are holding cash in reserve, fewer than one in ten (8%) would think to use it if there was a “significant” drop in the stock market.

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

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Halloween Horror for Irish Pension Funds
Halloween Horror for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
5 Nov 2018 Ireland Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds experienced their worst month since January 2016 in October, with an average loss of 4.2% over the month. The analysis shows that the losses made during October effectively eroded all of the gains made by the funds so far this year, leaving pension funds flat over 2018 thus far 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 >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Whilst 74% of the top UK corporate pension funds recognise the potential impact of climate change, just 5% have a specific policy
Just 5% of top UK corporate pension funds have a specific climate change policy.
Pinsent Masons
5 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Ethical and SRI, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Trustees
Research by Pinsent Masons has revealed that only 5% of the UK's top 43 corporate pension funds have a specific climate change policy as part of their investment strategy, while none have targets for decarbonisation or investment in low carbon, energy efficient or other sustainable assets. This is in spite of the fact that 74% of the funds recognise the potential impact of climate change within their investment strategy.

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

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Dutch pension funds' policy funding ratio increased, but remains below index-linking threshold
Dutch pension funds' policy funding ratio increased, but remains below index-linking threshold
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
30 Oct 2018 Netherlands Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
According to De Nederlandsche Bank, during the third quarter of 2018 the policy funding ratio for Dutch pension funds increased by 0.6 percentage points to 109.0%, with almost all pension funds experiencing an improvement in their financial position.

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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