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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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Pension funds suffer biggest losses since crisis
Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report
Moneyfacts
30 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Investment - Performance
 According to the latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report, pension fund performance revealed a marked deterioration during the fourth quarter of 2018. The figures show that overall pension funds were down by 6.2% for the calendar year 2018 after a fall of 7.3% in the final quarter.

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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Dutch pension fundsí financial position deteriorated
Dutch pension fundsí financial position deteriorated
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
29 Jan 2019 Netherlands Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - Performance, Surpluses and Deficits
According to De Nederlandsche Bank, the policy funding ratio for Dutch pension funds slumped to 103.3% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 from 110.3% at the end of the third quarter.

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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Flexible Payments from Pensions: January 2019
Flexible payments from pensions
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
25 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
HMRC has updated its statistics on the number of flexible payments made from pensions, the number of individuals who have received a flexible payment and the total value of all flexible payments reported to HMRC. During the fourth quarter of 2018, a total of 628,000 payments were made to 264,000 individuals with a total value of £1,900m.

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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FTSE100 pension schemes lock in funding gains after deficit improves £36bn in 12 months
FTSE100 pension schemes lock in funding gains after deficit improves £36bn in 12 months
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT)
25 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
According to research by JLT Employee Benefits, FTSE 100 companies' aggregate DB pension scheme deficit improved by £36bn to £1bn over the year to 30 June 2018. In the same time period, FTSE 100 schemes' allocation to bonds rose to 66%, up from 63% a year earlier.

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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Good news for GMP Equalisation - costs may be much lower than expected
Good news for GMP Equalisation - costs may be much lower than expected
XPS Pensions Group
25 Jan 2019 United Kingdom State Pensions
XPS Pensions Group has conducted a survey of over 90 of its clients with a 31 December 2018 year-end. The results show that the cost of accounting for GMP equalisation is less than 1% of total liabilities for over half of schemes.

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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Flexibility Payments from Pensions: January 2019
Flexibility Payments from Pensions
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
25 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
HMRC has updated its statistics on the number of flexible payments made from pensions, the number of individuals who have received a flexible payment and the total value of all flexible payments reported to HMRC. During the fourth quarter of 2018, a total of 628,000 payments were made to 264,000 individuals, with a total value of £1,900m. This represents an increase in the number of payments made in the previous quarter, when 585,000 withdrawals were made by 258,000 individuals, but a fall in the overall value of those payments from £1,960m.

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
23 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Pension Buy-out Companies, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Legislation, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Superfunds (DB), 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 the Government consider the adoption of a universal measure of inflation?;
  • Do you think the potential take-up of CDC makes the policy a good use of DWPís time and resources?;
  • Should legislation be relaxed to allow master trusts to become CDC providers?;
  • Has your scheme or a scheme you work with stepped up contingency planning for no-deal Brexit?; and
  • Should trustees be compelled to consult directly with members before agreeing to a DB superfund buyout?

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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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 Governmentís 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?

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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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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