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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
17 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Surpluses and Deficits
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 companies be required to seek clearance from TPR before paying dividends or bonuses when their DB scheme has a deficit?:
  • Would stronger or new powers for TPR have made much of a difference to the fate of Carillion’s pension schemes?;
  • What should be Esther McVey’s top pensions priority?;
  • Whose job is it to tell employees about the upcoming hike in auto-enrolment contributions?; and
  • Do you think the equity bull market will run out of steam this year?
C4108119D Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Transfer values remain high during 2017
Xafinity Transfer Value Index
Xafinity Punter Southall
17 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the Xafinity Transfer Value Index, transfer values remained high during 2017, ending the year at £236,000 compared to £234,000 at the end of 2016.
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Retirement incomes hit a new record high
Class of 2018
Prudential
12 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
According to research by Prudential, people planning to retire this year are expecting to live on an average annual income of £19,900. However, 46% of respondents feel they are either not financially well prepared for retirement or are unsure about their preparations.
D1108054E Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Poorest pensioners dependent on state pension with millions more reliant on it
Poorest pensioners dependent on state pension with millions more reliant on it
Age UK
10 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, State Pensions
A report by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), sponsored by Age UK, has found that for the poorest pensioners, three in every four pounds (78%) of their income comes from the state pension, rising to approaching nine in every ten pounds (86%) when state benefits are included. Those in the middle of the income distribution get more than half their income (53%) from the state pension, rising to 61% when state benefits are included.
E410807FE Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
10 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, Pension Reform, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, 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:
  • Following ‘Fat Cat Thursday’ research which showed a CEO makes the same as an employee earns on average annually by 4 January, should trustees quiz fund managers on CEO pay voting?;
  • Only one in six schemes have formal contingency plans in place. How much does this impact their ability to manage risks?;
  • Does the British Steel Pension case show a need for reform of the pension freedoms?;
  • Do you think collective defined contribution (CDC) should be introduced?; and
  • Should DB schemes have been designed with a cap on annual payouts in retirement, where contributions stop being paid once this cap has been hit?
241080458 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
2017 sixth consecutive year of pension fund growth
2017 sixth consecutive year of pension fund growth
Moneyfacts
10 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to the Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report, pension fund growth in 2017 was 10.5%, a small decrease from the 15.7% recorded in 2016 but a much larger growth than seen in both 2015 and 2014. This represents the sixth consecutive year of pension fund growth.
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A Merry Christmas for Irish Pension Funds
A Merry Christmas for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
8 Jan 2018 Ireland European Union members, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest report has revealed that Irish pension funds gained 0.5% on average during December and returned 2.9% on average over the fourth quarter of 2017. Over the past 12 months, the average fund return was 7.3%.
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S & P 1500 Pension Funded Status Increased by 2% in 2017
S & P 1500 Pension Funded Status
Mercer
5 Jan 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
According to Mercer, the estimated aggregate funding level of pension plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies increased from 82% to 84% in December 2017. At the end of December, the estimated aggregate deficit was $375bn, which represents a $33bn decrease compared to the deficit measured at the end of 2016.
74108001E Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Funding of S&P 500 corporate defined benefit plans declines slightly in fiscal 2016
Wilshire Consulting Report on Corporate Pension Funding Levels
Wilshire Consulting
4 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Countries - US, Investment - Performance
According to research by Wilshire Consulting, the aggregate funded ratio for US S&P 500 company sponsored corporate DB pension plans declined by 0.5% to 80.9% at the end of fiscal 2016 from 81.4% at the end of fiscal 2015.
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Pension Finance Watch - December 2017
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
4 Jan 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
The latest Pension Finance Watch has reported that the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index increased by 2.5% to 75.1 in December 2017, the highest closing value in the past three 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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
3 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Ethical and SRI, 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:
  • Do you think there will be any private sector DB schemes still open to accrual in 10 years’ time?;
  • Should trustees be required to create and divulge long-term policies on evaluating environmental, social and governance risks?;
  • Do you agree with the auto-enrolment review that all savings up to £45,000 should be pensionable once a worker earns over £10,000?;
  • Do you agree that auto-enrolment should be extended to 18-year-olds?; and
  • The Association of Consulting Actuaries has proposed a ‘National Flexible ISA’, which would take in pension contributions and allow savers to withdraw up to £30,000 in accumulation to fund house deposits. Do you think this should be introduced?
7A10799B4 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
The FTSE 100 and their pension disclosures as at 31 March 2017
JLT Employee Benefits Quarterly Report
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT EB)
3 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to figures from JLT Employee Benefits, the total deficit of FTSE 100 pension schemes at 31 March 2017 is estimated to be £56bn. This figure represents a deterioration of £9bn from the position 12 months ago. There continues to be significant funding of pension deficits with £10.6bn of funding last year, up from £6.3bn the previous 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 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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JLT's Monthly Fund Index Update for the month of December 2017
JLT's Monthly Fund Index Update
JLT Employee Benefits
2 Jan 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Surpluses and Deficits
JLT Employee Benefits has updated its monthly index revealing the funding position of all UK private sector DB schemes under IAS19. As at 31 December 2017, UK private sector pension schemes had a funding level of 92% with a deficit of £150bn. At the same time the previous year, private sector pension schemes had a funding level of 89% and a deficit of £187bn.

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.

8810794E6   Click here to contact the authors.
 
FAB Index update at 31 December 2017
First Actuarial's Best estimate (FAB) Index
First Actuarial
Jan 2018 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
First Actuarial's Best estimate (FAB) Index remained stable over the month to 31 December 2017, with the surplus in the UK's 6,000 DB pension schemes falling slightly from £358bn to £357bn. The index also showed that the overall investment return required for these DB pension schemes to be 100% funded on a best-estimate basis has fallen to inflation minus 0.9% per annum.
5A10810A5 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Buyout Market Watch Report Year-end 2017
Buyout Market Watch
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT)
Jan 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - General, Transfers
According to JLT Employee Benefits' latest Buyout Market Watch report, there was approximately £12.5bn in bulk annuity deals in 2017. The report predicts that, with insurer back-book transactions, the £30bn line will be crossed in 2018, although in 2017 schemes in the £1-600m range drove the recent upsurge in activity in the market.
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