Eye, Robot

It may be a staple of Hollywood movies, such as Judge Dredd or Minority Report, to use retina-scanning to make the point that the movie is set in the future or to engender fear in horror movies by having the bad guys remove eyes to get access to retina-scan locked buildings, but reality is catching up as bio-metrics are moving mainstream in many industries in order to control access to particular sections of the building or to monitor hours worked.

Frank Field and the work of his committee

The Work and Pensions Select Committee have been a busy bunch. At a glance they have around 12 inquiries on the go around various areas of pensions, benefits and modern working practices.There are three that may yet have a direct impact on the occupational pensions industry and give some signs for future regulation and/or legislation.

How should pension schemes value inflation floors

DB pension schemes typically pay inflation-linked benefits with caps and floors. So rather than paying a benefit linked to RPI, they pay a benefit linked to RPI that cannot decrease, and typically cannot increase by more than 5%. This means the liabilities have options built into them – so, we need an option-pricing model to match them.

L&G sponsor Alzheimer's Research #sharetheorange campaign

 The app which gives a first person insight into these battles is now being developed for use by health care professionals. Two years on, Legal & General are funding a new film for the campaign created by Aardman Animations and starring Bryan Cranston the acclaimed actor, writer, producer and director. The campaign confronts misunderstanding around dementia – using nothing more than an orange. Bryan, who lost his mother Audrey ‘Peggy’ Sell to Alzheimer’s disease in 2004, is supporting the latest chapter in the charity’s award-winning #ShareTheOrange campaign. #ShareTheOrange first launched in 2016 on ...Read More

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