Humanising Pensions

Given the dramatic and technical changes we have seen in the pensions landscape over the past year together with members looking to take advantage of the new flexibilities in April, do you feel prepared? In the forthcoming columns, I will be exploring ways in which trustees and plan sponsors can help their members prepare and move forward into the new pensions world, as well as looking at what can be done to get your schemes ready.

To De-Risk, Re-Risk or Right Risk? That is the question.

Re-working pension corporate finance in a low yield world. The challenges currently facing UK defined benefit schemes are both familiar and frustratingly stubborn. Schemes are under-funded, are closing to new accrual, and with increasing maturity are starting to experience net cash outflows. The collapse in bond yields has been identified as the prime culprit for this situation by inflating the cost of matching long-term benefits.

ILS here to stay?

The Insurance-linked Securities (ILS) market has experienced an impressive boom over the last few years as waves of investors including pension and sovereign funds continued to dedicate their attention to this asset class in search of yield and diversification. After a long debate on whether the influx of third-party capital to the reinsurance market is temporary or whether it’s here to stay, there seems to now finally be consensus that convergence is real.

Milliman Risk Talks: Monitoring and updating risk data

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The trappings of fast paced city lifestyles rarely take into account the charm and elegance that a room, a dinner or a cup of tea can afford; characteristics lost to a by-gone era of debutante balls and black tie for dinner.

The Luddite

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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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