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: Financial Management
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
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
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
The sustainability of Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes has again come under the spotlight due to difficulties faced by several recent high profile schemes. As the cost of providing a DB pension has now risen to 50% of pay it is becoming increasingly unaffordable for corporate sponsors. In the... view abstract
Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 28 October 2016 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions
From our experience of advising companies on pensions, we have compiled a list of five challenges that repeatedly stand out in our discussions with finance professionals. Explore our five common pension ailments, review their symptoms and see our suggestions on possible treatments.
Company: Aon Hewitt | Published: 19 September 2016 | Business Area: People Management
Defined Benefit (DB) pension deficits have long been a problem for CFOs. Despite paying in billions to plug the gap, the collective UK DB deficit has just kept growing. According to our recent research, the collective buy-out shortfall now stands at c£1tn. In this article we look at what’s worrying... view abstract
Company: Hymans Robertson | Published: 14 September 2016 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions
Over the course of our 2015/16 Aon invited over 250 companies to evaluate the health of their pension scheme governance. Read this report to find out more what we discovered and for some ideas on how to address the underlying issues behind the statistics.
Company: Aon Hewitt | Published: 13 September 2016 | Business Area: Financial Management
This paper runs through the 10 hints and tips that pension schemes have used to help them overcome the barriers to achieving effective governance and decision making.
Company: Aon Hewitt | Published: 01 September 2015 | Business Area: Pensions and Employee Benefits
Pension schemes can have great risk attached to them; this whitepaper explores the opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment and the benefits which come with it. Download to find out how this solution could benefit you.
Company: Aon Hewitt | Published: 21 July 2015 | Business Area: Pensions and Employee Benefits
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