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Drawdown investors remain resilient despite market volatility
Drawdown investors remain resilient despite market volatility
Canada Life
21 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Savings
According to research conducted by Canada Life, 33% of investors would not make changes to their drawdown investments no matter how much stock markets fell. Of the 67% who were concerned about the stock market, it would take a fall of 7.5% in a single day to make people worried enough to review their investment strategies and move their money.

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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Largest quarterly fall of Swiss pension index in seven years
Willis Towers Watson Swiss Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
18 Jan 2019 Switzerland Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to Willis Towers Watson's Swiss Pension Finance Watch, the illustrative funded ratio index for Swiss pension funds decreased by around 7.7 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2018, the largest fall in the index in seven 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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Preparation is the key to success - De-risking report 2019
De-risking report 2019
Willis Towers Watson
16 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - Hedge Funds, Longevity
Willis Towers Watson has published the 2019 edition of its De-risking Report, which is designed to guide pension schemes that are contemplating hedging through a bulk annuity or longevity swap through the current landscape of the insurance industry. In the report, Willis Towers Watson predicts that the trend towards bulk annuity "mega deals" witnessed in 2018, during which more than £20bn of bulk annuities were transacted, is set to continue in 2019. The report also discusses significant macro-trends which are likely to affect deal activity in 2019, including Brexit and GMP equalisation.

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
16 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Investment - General, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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 each pension scheme be required to have a professional trustee on their board?;
  • As the Government’s consultation on CDC closes, how has your view of this pension type changed over the last year?;
  • Should there be a TPR authorisation regime for third-party administrators and software providers?;
  • Where sole trustees are appointed by the sponsoring employer, do you think those trustees can robustly challenge the employer in funding valuations?;
  • Should generational representation be encouraged on the trustee boards of schemes being used for AE?;
  • What do you see as the biggest challenges currently facing those running occupational DC schemes?;
  • What do you think will be the biggest trends over the coming 12 months with regards to occupational DC schemes?; and
  • To what extent do you believe default investment fund strategy will change over the coming 12-18 months?

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Quick or slow: how does your pension provider compare?
Quick or slow: how does your pension provider compare?
Portafina
16 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Advisers, Pension Reform, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
Pension advice company Portafina has conducted research to discover which pension providers respond the quickest and which take the longest to supply essential details, especially in light of the options arising since the introduction of pension freedoms. The research for 2018 covered 11,431 requests for information made to over 650 different DC and DB pension scheme providers and scheme administrators. Based on the average time to provide information, the fastest DC scheme was Hargreaves Lansdown and the fastest DB scheme was Legal and General.

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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Revealed: Which generation saves most for their retirement?
Revealed: Which generation saves most for their retirement?
deVere Group
14 Jan 2019 WORLDWIDE Pensioners & Retirement, Savings
A survey conducted by the deVere Group has found that Generation Y "Millennials" aged between 24 and 38 years old are saving more towards their retirement than the next oldest generation of workers. According to the research, those in Generation Y who started seeking financial advice from deVere in 2018 put aside an average of 19% of their income towards their retirement, whilst members of Generation X (aged between 39 and 53 years old) saved 16% 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 >> 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
10 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Money and Pensions Service, 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?

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First Report: Costs and Past Performance
Costs and Past Performance
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
10 Jan 2019 Europe (including EU) Accounting, Administration, European Union issues, European Union members
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its first report on the costs and past performance of insurance and pension products across the EU. The report sets out aggregate data for the costs of insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) as well as for certain similar personal pension products (PPPs) and sets out the net performance for the period between 2013 and 2017. The report follows a request of the European Commission to the European Supervisory Authorities to periodically report on costs and past performance of retail investment, insurance and pension products.

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.

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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.

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Half of UK workers 50+ shun ‘cliff edge’ retirement
Half of UK workers 50+ shun ‘cliff edge’ retirement
AEGON
9 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement
Research by Aegon has found that 49% of workers over 50 years of age and earning upwards of £20k would like to transition into retirement by blending work and retirement. The traditional 'cliff edge', where workers go from their usual work pattern to full retirement all at once, is now favoured by just 31% of workers over the age of 50.

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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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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Pension Finance Watch - December 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
7 Jan 2019 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension Index declined significantly during December. The index fell by 7.3% during December to 76.2, its largest monthly decrease since May 2012.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
3 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Pension Liberation, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, 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:
  • Lesley Titcomb has suggested TPR should be allowed to create its own rules, subject to some safeguards. Do you agree?;
  • What effect do you believe the pensions cold-calling ban will have on reducing the number of scams?;
  • How much do you believe the 2019 auto-enrolment contribution rate rise will increase opt-out rates?;
  • Do you believe the CMA’s recommendation that fiduciary management tenders should include at least three firms is too high, too low or about right?;
  • Should schemes and/or employers sponsor mid-life planning for members?; and
  • Do you believe GMP calculations will ever be understood by members, or even trustees?

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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