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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?

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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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
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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Defined Benefit plans end 2018 on a sour note
Mercer Pension Health Index
Mercer
3 Jan 2019 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 31 December 2018, the Index stood at 102%, down from 112% on 28 September 2018 and 106% at the beginning of 2018. The Index has also revealed that less than 30% of Canadian pension plans ended the year fully funded, a sharp decline from the 60% that achieved this level at the end of September.

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Funded status of largest U.S. corporate pension plans slipped in 2018, Willis Towers Watson analysis finds
Funded status of largest U.S. corporate pension plans slipped in 2018
Willis Towers Watson
2 Jan 2019 United States Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
Research by Willis Towers Watson has revealed a fall in the funded status of the largest corporate pension plans at the end of 2018 due to a sharp decline in the stock market during the fourth quarter. According to the analysis, the aggregate pension funded status is estimated to be 84% at the end of 2018, compared with 85% at the end of 2017. The aggregate pension funded status stood at 90% after the first nine months of 2018.

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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JLT's monthly fund index update for the month of January 2019
JLT's monthly fund index update
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT)
2 Jan 2019 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 31 December 2018, UK private sector pension schemes had a funding level of 93% and a deficit of £107bn, compared with a funding level of 93% and a deficit of £119bn as at 31 December 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 >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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2018 Pension Trends Survey Report - Securing the Future
Pension Trends Survey
Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA)
2 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Pensions Dashboard, Legislation, Pensioners & Retirement, Savings, State Pensions, Taxation
The ACA has published a report outlining the results of its 2018 Pension Trends Survey. The report is the final one in the series and revealed that 24% of employers believe the typical retirement age in their company is now above the age of 65. The findings also revealed that 88% of employers say the April 2018 increase in minimum automatic enrolment contributions did not impact negatively on scheme participation.

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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Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
C D Howe Institute
Jan 2019 Canada Countries - excl. European Union and US, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Surpluses and Deficits
The CD Howe Institute has published a paper revealing that public sector pensions are using risky projections to calculate their future liabilities. The study shows that pension fund sponsors use a discount rate to determine the value of assets they must set aside for future benefits. If the rate is too high, the assets can be too meagre, and vice versa. The report examines whether there is an optimum discount-rate rule that finds the right balance.

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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