A consideration of mortality assumptions

From time to time your Scheme Actuary will talk to you about mortality and with ever-growing numbers of schemes using hedging within their investment strategy to reduce exposure to interest rate and inflation m...

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Rising inflation

When inflation was creeping up at the start of this year, it was expected to be a transitory phenomenon. However, we now know the expectation is that it will be with us throughout 2022. The Office for Budget Re...

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Scheme funding delay – frustrating or understandable?

Anyone reading this will know that the DB Funding Code has been up for discussion with the opening salvo from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) coming in March 2020, a date now forever associated with the beginning ...

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The Pensions Regulators (TPR’s) new powers – Fines

1 October 2021 may well be a watershed date in the history of pensions, but I don’t think anyone is going to prison. Many years ago in the aftermath of the Sir Robert Maxwell pension scandal we had swathes of n...

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Broadstone contributes to Raconteur in their Understanding Pensions 2021 report

Broadstone has contributed to the latest Raconteur report – Understanding Pensions 2021, distributed in The Sunday Times, which takes a look at a number of key topics facing the industry and savers in general. ...

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The best use of our resources

The trickiest balancing act that The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is forced to try to perform is ensuring that the three participants in the scheme funding zero-sum game are treated equitably. The interested partie...

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Join us in the fight against pension scams

The Pensions Regulator have recently launched a new initiative, in partnership with the Pension Scams Industry Group to help combat pension scams. They are asking Trustees and advisers to make a pledge to do al...

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2020 – a year full of challenges

I am not sure anyone could have predicted quite the year that 2020 would turn out to be. This is a personal perspective on what has happened over the past 12 months. The start of the year would have seen a numb...

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Trustees called to perform as the Cat in the Hat

It is easy to write something being a naysayer. That said I shall press on regardless. There appears to be a lack of clarity and consistency from those that set the regulatory and legal landscape in which trust...

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