New PPF levy rules – play your cards right

Just before Christmas the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) finalised a new set of levy rules which will apply for the next three years. The rules are largely in line with the PPF’s Autumn proposals, which means that schemes face a number of changes in the levy calculation. The PPF is aiming to reduce levies on average by 10%. However, with major changes to the Experian rating model used to place sponsoring companies in insolvency risk bands, there are going to be winners and losers.

What's next for automatic enrolment

The first three year review into the effectiveness of automatic enrolment (AE) was published at the end of last year, just in time to get swallowed up in the pre-Christmas party season. Now we’re past sober January here is a summary of its contents. So far so good. The review concludes that AE has been a success to date, with another nine million workers having workplace pensions since 2012, making a total number of over 16m at the end of 2016.

JFAR report on current risks to high quality actuarial work

A report published by the Joint Forum on Actuarial Regulation (JFAR) highlights current risks to high quality actuarial work. The Risk Perspective identifies nine ‘hotspots’ where there is a perceived increase in risk to the public interest where actuarial work is central. These include political and legislative risk, market performance and uncertainty, climate-related risk and technological change.

GDPR rights and data breach handling

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Lifestyle Actuary

This Summer, London Market headhunter, Constance Longden of Bolton Associates, is heading off around the world of re/insurance - and is taking the Actuarial Post with her!

The Luddite

Sam Richardson looks into the up and coming and the outgoing of the technology and gadgetry world in 2014.

Travelling Actuary

This month's Travelling Actuary takes us to the iconic Boston to experience New England at it’s very best.

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