Pensions and Employee Benefits

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Pensions and Employee Benefits

Top 3 questions for pension schemes considering a buyout, buy-in or longevity insurance

We are often asked what the single most important factor is behind a pension scheme successfully putting in place an insurance de-risking arrangement and the answer is almost always preparation. Establishing a buyout, buy-in or longevity insurance is not an insignificant undertaking. Timelines are... view abstract

Company: Legal & General | Published: 11 April 2017 | Business Area: Insurance

Exchanging uncertainty for certainty

Undertaking a pension buyout can transform a company’s pension deficit into a more attractive and stable liability. Over the past five years, it’s estimated that UK companies have contributed £75 billion to their final salary pension schemes, while over this same period, the value of their pension... view abstract

Company: Legal & General | Published: 11 April 2017 | Business Area: Pensions and Employee Benefits

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Willis Towers Watson & Finance Director: Pension Survey 2017

Welcome to the Willis Towers Watson finance director pension survey 2017. In this report we provide insights into the views of senior finance professionals based on responses to our 2016 survey and also give our thoughts on what can be done to manage key pension issues. Get the report now to discover... view abstract

Company: Willis Towers Watson | Published: 15 March 2017 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

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The Aon Retirement Options Model

A concise brochure explaining the benefits of Aon's Retirement Options Model.

Company: Aon Hewitt | Published: 13 March 2017 | Business Area: Pensions and Employee Benefits

LGC case study: Honouring pension commitments as part of a successful transaction

The Pensions Regulator (tPR) recently proposed imposing substantial punitive fines to act as a ‘nuclear deterrent’ to companies attempting to avoid their pension liabilities. In our case study we look at how our client, LGC, ensured positive outcomes, for everyone, when they were being sold. LGC... view abstract

Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 20 February 2017 | Business Area: Pensions and Employee Benefits

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS – INFORM WINTER ISSUE

2016 was particularly challenging for pension scheme sponsors. The low yield environment caused deficits to hit an all-time high meaning Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes cost more than ever to fund. This low yield environment is also affecting DC schemes with our latest analysis predicting that... view abstract

Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 08 February 2017 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

A better future for Defined Benefit (DB) Pensions

Despite the challenging outlook, we believe the majority of companies will be able to pay members’ benefits in full. However, we believe the status quo is leaving too much down to chance. We advocate a better approach. One that maintains affordability for sponsors, reduces cash uncertainty and significantly... view abstract

Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 24 January 2017 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

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The CFO Perspective - Chipping Away At The DB Problem

Over a quarter of CFOs told us having a clear understanding of scheme risks and knowing when to de-risk is a key challenge. Our recent analysis shows that demand from defined benefit (DB) pension schemes to complete buy-ins is set to grow to £350bn over the next ten years. With demand likely to outstrip... view abstract

Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 17 January 2017 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

The CFO Perspective - Building Resilience to Risk

In its annual funding statement earlier this year the Pensions Regulator addressed, for the first time, the importance of cashflow risk management. This is an approach we’ve advocated for some time. As schemes mature, and the amount being paid out increases, it’s even more important that schemes turn... view abstract

Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 11 January 2017 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

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FTSE350 Pensions Analysis 2016 - Putting pensions in context

Whilst deficit figures soared earlier this year, our research shows that the majority of companies are in a good position to support their pension schemes. Our annual report looks at the sustainability of FTSE350 defined benefit pension schemes and highlights what we see as the two key themes for... view abstract

Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 14 November 2016 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

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