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Cost Of Living For UK Expat Pensioners In EU Rises Twice As Fast As In UK
Cost Of Living For UK Expat Pensioners In EU Rises Twice As Fast As In UK
Equiniti
20 May 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, European Union issues, Expatriates
Research from Equiniti has revealed that pensioners who have retired to Europe have seen their cost of living increase by 14% since May 2015. This is almost double the rate of inflation in the UK.
D31152150 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
What do trustees want to see in the new funding code?
What do trustees want to see in the new funding code?
Hymans Robertson
16 May 2019 United Kingdom Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Trustees
 Hymans Roberston has conducted a survey of 130 trustees to find out what they want from TPR's upcoming DB funding code. Of those surveyed, 23% stated they would like to see a requirement on sponsors to demonstrate they have sufficient resources to support pension risks.
881152276 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
15 May 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Property, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), 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:
  • Is moving into a consolidation vehicle an appropriate longterm objective for a DB scheme?;
  • Is the government making enough progress on proposals from its DB white paper?;
  • Do you think scheme members are equipped to deal with the tax implications of accessing their pension?;
  • Is property investment still a good option for pension fund investors?; and
  • At what long-term interest rate could a new and less generous defined benefit pension scheme be considered as viable?
F911520CB Click here to view the full summary.  
 
The workplace benefits UK employees are least interested in
The workplace benefits UK employees are least interested in
Aviva
14 May 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends
According to a survey by Aviva on the workplace benefits UK employees are most interested in, 41% of respondents opted for their pension, second only to paid holiday (44%) as the highest ranked benefit.
A911516F6 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Aon's 2019 Member Options Survey
Member Options Survey
Aon
13 May 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Pension Reform, Scheme Issues & Trends, Taxation, Transfers
Aon has published its 2019 Member Options Survey providing a snapshot of how sponsors and trustees are deciding on the options to make available to members and what member support should be in place. The survey found that one-third of schemes offer extra flexibility alongside the normal options of a standard transfer value, a pension and a tax-free cash lump sum. Of those, 32% provide members with a pension increase exchange option and 24% offer a partial transfer option.
681151351 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
The Gender Pensions Gap: Tackling the Motherhood Penalty
The Gender Pensions Gap: Tackling the Motherhood Penalty
B&CE The People's Pension
13 May 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Savings
B&CE The People's Pension has published a report entitled "The Gender Pensions Gap: Tackling the Motherhood Penalty". The report cites the results of a survey of 2,000 mothers in the UK, which found that 44% reduced their working hours after having children, whilst 36% left work altogether and 15% returned to a lower grade or lower paid role. According to B&CE The People's Pension, these changes in working lives have a significant impact on mothers' ability to save for a pension at the same level as men.
FC1151121 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
High charges eroding the income of pensioners by £ thousands
High charges eroding the income of pensioners by £ thousands
AJ Bell
10 May 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
AJ Bell has produced research that compares the effects of the two extremes in pension drawdown charges cited by the FCA Retirement Outcomes Review final report, 0.4% at the lowest and 1.6% at the highest. AJ Bell's analysis found that a person with a £100,000 pension pot at age 65 who starts withdrawing £5,000 a year from their fund, and increases that each year in line with inflation, would receive £176,722 of income from their pot and their fund would last until the age of 92, based on the assumption of a 5% annual investment return and a 0.4% charge. By comparison if the charge were 1.6%, the individual would receive £144,225 in income and the fund would have run dry by the time they reached the age of 88.
17115094C Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
8 May 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Equality, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Longevity, Pension Reform
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:
  • Does environmental, social and governance investing have a branding problem?;
  • Are pension providers meeting the changing needs across different age groups?;
  • Who has the main responsibility for addressing intergenerational issues in pensions?;
  • As Guy Opperman becomes the second longest serving pensions minister, what has been his most effective reform instigated while in office?; and
  • Should schemes be required to reduce the length of their annual statements to members to a maximum of two pages?
3F115107D Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pension Finance Watch - April 2019
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
6 May 2019 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index gained 2.9% during April bringing the index level to 80.4. This increase reversed most of March's decline and has been attributed to pensions obligations and equity returns.
F911508A3 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Nervous investors need advice 4 years into Pension Freedoms
Nervous investors need advice 4 years into Pension Freedoms
AEGON
6 May 2019 United Kingdom Advisers, Annuities and Income Drawdown, Pension Reform
Aegon has published research marking the fourth anniversary of the introduction of pension freedoms showing a change in retirement patterns. The results show that the 250 advisers surveyed reported that, on average, 74% of assets are invested in drawdown compared to just 16% in annuities and 10% in cash, a significant 38% of the advisers said running out of money in retirement was among the top three concerns their clients had.

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 >> May 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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FTSE 350 Pension Deficitís First Decline Since November 2018
Mercer Pensions Risk Survey
Mercer
2 May 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Data from the Mercer Pensions Risk Survey has revealed that during April the accounting deficit of FTSE 350 DB pension schemes decreased for the first time since November 2018 from £55bn to £52bn. A 0.1% increase in corporate bond yields, which was partially offset by an increase in market implied inflation, prompted a £2bn decline in liabilities to £845bn.

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 >> May 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F81150493   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Irish Pension Managed Funds Spring Forward in April
Irish Pension Managed Funds Spring Forward in April
Rubicon Investment Consulting
2 May 2019 Ireland Investment - General, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds saw returns of 2.7% on average during April. The analysis shows that over the past twelve months, Irish pension managed funds have delivered 8.1% 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 >> May 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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PwC Skyval Index shows £80bn drop in UK pension deficit during April
PwC Skyval Index
PwC
1 May 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 £180bn at the end of April 2019. This month's reduction in deficit has been partly attributed to the upward trend in equities and a pick up in bond yields.

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 >> May 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The New Social Contract: Empowering individuals in a transitioning world
Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey 2019
AEGON
May 2019 United Kingdom, WORLDWIDE Annuities and Income Drawdown, Longevity, Savings, State Pensions
Aegon has published its eighth annual Retirement Readiness Survey, in which it analyses how prepared individuals are for retirement and recommends a New Social Contract for retirement based upon its findings. The 2019 survey reveals that 68% is the proportion of current income workers think they will need in retirement but only 25% of today's workers believe that they are on course to achieve their retirement income. The survey also highlights that there has been little improvement in retirement readiness among workers as measured by the Aegon Retirement Readiness Index (ARRI), which in 2019 was 6.0, only slightly higher than the score of 5.2 recorded in 2012.
8E115243E Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Time for the next stage of the journey - FTSE 100 pension accounting surplus maintained
LCP Accounting for Pensions 2019
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
May 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has published its 26th annual Accounting for Pensions report, which looks at FTSE 100 companiesí pension disclosures. The report revealed that the companies have continued to pay more in shareholder dividends than pension contributions, paying around £90bn in dividends, seven times more than the £13bn paid to pension schemes. The report also showed that, in line with wider de-risking trends and a waning appetite for pension risk, FTSE 100 companies have moved away from equities in favour of other asset classes.
BD1152384 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 

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