Retirement realities – promoting saving

Previously I looked at the amounts that scheme members would need to be saving in order to fund a comfortable retirement, and in this article we consider ways in which trustees can help make the task a little easier. I mentioned that a member who starts their pension saving aged 35 would need to put aside £1,086 per month, just to achieve an average income in retirement - A simply staggering figure for most.

The New Year promises heady mix of opportunity and challenge

Looking ahead into 2016, insurers are facing a raft of changes in both emerging and developed markets, writes Andrew Holderness of Clyde & Co. The next 12 months promise to be anything but dull for the insurance industry, wherever you do business. We predict that regulatory developments, mergers & acquisitions and technological change will top the agenda in the insurance industry in 2016.

IMAP success – what can we learn from the process?

Such has been the excitement following the PRA’s Model Approval announcements in December that it has been difficult to work out where IMAP celebrations end and Christmas ones start, There is real delight for some firms however – one successful CRO remarked that he can now drive into Solvency II in his new BMW rather than a hired Ford Escort (i.e. the standard formula).

A Short History of Risk

Latest World News

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 UK surveyors report surge in activity as investors try to beat tax rise
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 Asia stocks subdued, safe-haven bonds still rule
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 S&P 500 erases gains on global growth fears; Europe stocks rise
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truce
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 Republicans Christie, Fiorina dropping White House bids
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 Black cabs bring central London to a halt in Uber protest
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 EU warns UK deal 'fragile' as Paris, East seek changes
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 Syrian rebels demand U.S. action ahead of peace talks
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 Google to scrub web search results more widely to soothe EU objections
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 EU-UK deal 'very fragile' but Tusk hopeful for summit

Lifestyle Actuary

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

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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