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2018 UK Pension Strategy Survey Report
UK Pension Strategy Survey Report
Willis Towers Watson
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Pensioners & Retirement, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
Willis Towers Watson has published the 2018 edition of its UK Pension Strategy Survey Report. The report is based upon the findings of a survey in which almost 200 organisations in the UK were asked about their plans to evolve their pension and benefits policies and programmes in relation to three key areas, including their strategy for DC provision and proposed changes to plan design in DB schemes that are still open to future accrual. According to the survey's results, four in ten employers view cost control as a key priority when shaping their future benefit provision, and although 30% of organisations are looking to increase employee choice and flexibility in relation to the benefits that they offer, less than 10% currently provide employees with the flexibility to use the employer's pension contributions for other financial priorities.

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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
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 Government require schemes to offer partial transfers?;
  • Should TPR publish names of Master Trusts leaving the market as soon as they are known?;
  • Should the industry rebrand DC default funds as 'experts' choice'?;
  • Do you agree with the FCA that contingent charging is not the main driver of poor outcomes for members undertaking DB transfers?; and
  • Should new staff members be able to choose their own pension scheme/provider?

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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A quarter of a million staff opt out of NHS pension
A quarter of a million staff opt out of NHS pension
HSJ
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors
 According to an investigation by HSJ, 245,561 people opted out of the NHS pension scheme between 2015 and 2017, with 102,755 opting out in 2016 alone, representing a 78% increase from 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 >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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New research finds savers want pensions with strong environmental and social credentials
New research finds savers want pensions with strong environmental and social credentials
National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
5 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Savings
NEST Corporation has commissioned research that shows 73% of auto-enrolled savers want their pensions invested responsibly. Women are more likely than men to take account of environmental issues with 51% of women, as opposed to 43% of men, who say responsible investment matters a lot.

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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S&P 1500 pension funded status increased by one percent in September
S&P 1500 pension funded status increased by one percent in September
Mercer
4 Oct 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
According to Mercer, during September the estimated aggregate funding level of S&P 1500 pension plans increased by one percent to 92%, as a result of an increase in discount rates and an increase in equity markets. The consultancy's research also found that the estimate aggregate deficit of S&P 1500 companies' pension plans decreased by $18bn from $189bn at the end of August to $171bn 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 >> Oct 2018 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 - September 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
4 Oct 2018 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 increased once again through the month of September by 1.1%  to 82.5, a level which has not been seen in ten 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 >> Oct 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 October 2018
JLT's monthly fund index update for the month of October 2018
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT)
4 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
JLT Employee Benefits has published the latest update to its monthly index showing the funding position of UK private sector DB pension schemes under IAS19. According to the index, as at 30 September 2018, FTSE 100 companies had a funding level of 100% and a deficit of £2bn, compared with a funding level of 96% and a deficit of £30bn as at 30 September 2017. The data also shows an improvement in the funding position of UK private sector pension schemes as a whole, which at the end of September 2018 had a funding level of 98% and a deficit of £37bn, compared with a funding level of 93% and a £117bn deficit at the end of 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 >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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A Dull September for Irish Pension Funds
A Dull September for Irish Pension Funds
Rubicon Investment Consulting
3 Oct 2018 Ireland Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance
According to Rubicon Investment Consulting's latest analysis, Irish pension funds saw returns of 0.5% on average during September. This was the third consecutive month of positive average returns for managed funds, meaning that over the third quarter as a whole they gained 3.2% on average, while the first nine months of 2018 have seen pension funds gain 4.5% 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 >> Oct 2018 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 Gap Increases by £5bn in Q3
Mercer Pensions Risk Survey
Mercer
3 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to the latest data from Mercer's Pensions Risk Survey, for the month of September the quoted funding level of FTSE 350 DB pension schemes remained unchanged. Whilst liabilities decreased by £8bn during September due to a rise in corporate bond yields which was partially offset by an increase in market implied inflation, asset values fell by the same amount. The data also revealed that between the end of June and September, the accounting deficit for FTSE 350 DB pension schemes increased by £5bn to £34bn.

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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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
2 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Hedge Funds, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Taxation, Transfers
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:
  • How likely do you think it will be that the Chancellor will make significant changes to the system of pensions tax relief in his Budget on 29 October?;
  • If significant change happens, which do you think is most likely: introduction of flat-rate tax relief; further reduction of the annual allowance; scrapping of tapered annual allowance or changing the level of the lifetime allowance?;
  • Do high management fees continue to be an obstacle to pension scheme investment in hedge funds?;
  • What approach should trustees take with regards to DB transfers?; and
  • Ten years after Lehman Brothers, do you think schemes are better prepared for a major financial crisis?

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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UK pension deficit decreases further in September, according to PwCís Skyval Index
PwC Skyval Index
PwC
2 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to the latest PwC Skyval Index, at the end of September 2018 the deficit of the UK's corporate DB pension funds stood at £150bn, down from £170bn at the end of the previous month. This decrease in the deficit is thought to be due to increases in gilt yields affecting liabilities rather than changes in the value of the funds' 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 >> Oct 2018 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 reached its highest level since 2000 at the end of the third quarter of 2018
Mercer Pension Health Index
Mercer
1 Oct 2018 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 28 September 2018, the Index stood at 112%, up from 107% on 29 June 2018 and 106% at the start of the year. The Index has also revealed that 60% of Canadian pension plans are now fully funded, and that less than 5% of plans are below 80% funded on a solvency basis.

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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Pension Tax Relief: Where will the Chancellorís Budget axe fall?
Royal London Policy Paper 27
Royal London
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Pension Reform, Taxation
Royal London's latest policy paper looks at the pension tax relief regime, setting out some of the reasons why the Chancellor may seek to raise revenue through changes to pension taxation. It also considers the various aspects of the regime, how each works, what has happened in recent years and what might change. Royal London's position is that pension tax relief should be left alone.

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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What will the FCA's new rules mean for DB to DC pension transfers?
What will the FCA's new rules mean for DB to DC pension transfers?
LCP and Royal London
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Advisers, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Transfers
Lane Clark & Peacock and Royal London have published a joint policy paper looking at how the FCA's new rules on pension transfer advice will affect the DB to DC pension transfers. From 1 October, financial advisers are obliged to show their clients how the transfer value they have been offered by their company pension scheme compares with an estimate of the lump sum needed today to buy an equivalent pension at retirement to the one being given up. Key findings from the research show that for savers ten years away from retirement, the transfer value will on average be around 55% of the 'full value' of the pension they have given up.

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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Superannuation Fund Disclosure: Past, Present and Future
Superannuation Fund Disclosure: Past, Present and Future
Monash University/Australian Centre for Financial Studies
Oct 2018 Australia Administration, Countries - excl. European Union and US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
The Australian Centre for Financial Studies has published a study setting out four disclosure indexes for Australian superannuation funds alongside an evaluation of the disclosure practices of these funds for the period between 2010 and 2016.  The four superfunds disclosure indexes are the: SuperGov Index, SuperInvest Index, SuperFee Index and SuperInfo Index. According to the findings, superfunds had succeeded in disclosing information related to their governance, with many achieving full disclosure in the SuperGov Index. However, disclosure of fund fees and costs, and investment-related information was mixed, meaning that the level of disclosure, as measured by the SuperInvest and SuperFee Indices, remained limited for many superfunds.

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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