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How to harness CEO self-interest to protect pensions
How to harness CEO self-interest to protect pensions
Warwick Business School
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Executive Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
A study conducted by researchers at Warwick Business School, the University of Exeter Business School and Queen Mary University of London has found that forcing executives to become members of the same pension plan as their staff could protect DB schemes from closure. The research looked at the pension arrangements of all 322 publicly listed UK firms that offered a DB scheme between 1999 and 2013, and found that CEOs were 77% less likely to close their company's main DB scheme if they were a member of the scheme and a trustee of the plan, even if it was in deficit.
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Transfer values fluctuate during January but end month unchanged
XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index
XPS Pensions Group
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values fluctuated moderately during January 2019. There was, however, no overall change across the month, with the index ending January at £235,000, unchanged from the end of December 2018.
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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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American Views on Defined Contribution Plan Saving, 2018
American Views on Defined Contribution Plan Saving
Investment Company Institute (ICI)
7 Feb 2019 United States Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
ICI has published a study looking at the views of individuals that own DC pension plans on DC plan characteristics. According to the findings, more than nine in ten DC-owning individuals believe that employer-sponsored retirement accounts help them think about the long term and make it easier for them to save, while 85% agree that the tax treatment of DC plans is a significant incentive to make contributions. The study also found that more than 75% of Americans have confidence in the ability of 401(k)s and other DC retirement accounts to help individuals meet their retirement goals.
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January sees drop in UK pension deficit, PwCís Skyval Index shows
PwC Skyval Index
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
31 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PwC Skyval index, the deficit of defined benefit pension funds has decreased by £80bn compared to the previous month end and the total deficit now stands at £210bn at the end of January 2019. The reduction in the deficit is thought to be largely the result of the adoption of a new dataset, along with positive asset performance.

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
30 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Data Protection, Scheme Issues & Trends, Technology & Systems, 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:
  • Do trustees need professional help on communications, as suggested by the major review into the British Steel Pension Scheme saga?;
  • Should there be an explicit duty on trustees to communicate effectively with members, as suggested by the review into the British Steel Pension Scheme saga?;
  • Should there be protections for trustees and sponsors from prosecution should membersí personal data be illegally obtained from dashboards?;
  • Do you think there should be some relaxation and flexibility in the timetable for DB schemes to place information on the dashboards given their having to also grapple with GMP equalisation?; and
  • Should there be a cap on the number of commercial pensions dashboards?

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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DB Consolidation Survey - Superfunds
DB Consolidation Survey - Superfunds
Lincoln Pensions
28 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Superfunds (DB)
According to research by Lincoln Pensions, 52% of professionals in the pensions industry believe superfunds will become a more commonplace solution for certain UK DB schemes. However, just 11% are prepared to be early adopters and a third are unlikely to consider a superfund.

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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Transfer values experience volatile end to 2018
XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index
XPS Pensions Group
10 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values ended the year at £235,000 compared to £236,000 at the end of 2017. According to the findings, the Index increased by 2.3% in December 2018, with the index at its most volatile since September 2017.

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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UK pension deficit increases by £60bn in December, according to PwC Skyval Index figures
PwC Skyval Index
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
9 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PwC Skyval Index, at the end of December 2018 the deficit of UK DB pension funds was £290bn, an increase of £60bn compared with the deficit recorded at the end of the previous month. The increase in the deficit is thought to be a result of the High Court's ruling on GMP equalisation at the end of October, a fall in bond yields and a fall in assets.

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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LCP predicts that as many as 15 FTSE 100 companies are set to offload their UK pension plans by 2021
LCP predicts that as many as 15 FTSE 100 companies are set to offload their UK pension plans by 2021
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
8 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Pension Buy-out Companies, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
Analysis by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has revealed that as many as 15 FTSE 100 companies will be able to offload their DB pension schemes in the next three years. According to LCP's analysis of the funding position of the FTSE 100, if current deficit contribution levels of about £7bn per year continue, a further nine companies will reach a full buyout through 2025, and a further 16 by the end of 2028.

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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DC trust: presentation of scheme return data 2018 - 2019
DC trust: a presentation of scheme return data
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Jan 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
TPR has released the latest edition of its annual statistics on occupational DC trust-based pension schemes, including hybrid dual-section schemes, and memberships. The report shows that the number of DC occupational schemes with two or more DC members has declined by 2% and the number of occupational schemes with 12 or more members has declined by 8%. The research also found that membership in schemes with 12 or more members increased by 33% over the last year, and by over 640% since the start of 2010.

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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Transfer values fall during November
XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index
XPS Pensions Group
10 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values fluctuated during November with an overall fall from £235,000 at the end of October to £230,000 at the end of November.

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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Putting pensions in context - FTSE 350 Pensions Analysis 2018
FTSE 350 Pensions Analysis
Hymans Robertson
5 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
Hymans Robertson has published its tenth annual FTSE 350 pension analysis report, looking at issues affecting the DB pension schemes of FTSE 350 companies. According to the report, two significant themes for DB pensions in 2019 will be a tougher approach from TPR towards schemes going through actuarial valuations in the wake of several high-profile corporate failures in 2018, and the take-off of the DB consolidation market. The consultancy's research has also found that the majority of companies within the FTSE 350 are comfortably able to support their pension schemes, with 90% of companies able to pay off their IAS19 deficit with less than six months' earnings.

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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