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Don't Miss the Number 1 GIRO After Party

Are you attending GIRO then don't miss the number 1 after party at LuLu Bar, George Street, Edinburgh on 25th September at 10.30PM hosted by HFG, Mulberry Risk and Bolton Associates
Posted in: Software
Posted on: Friday Sep 13

Majority think insurers do everything to avoid paying claims

New YouGov research shows that when it comes to public perception of the insurance industry, the majority of Brits have a negative view.
Posted on: Friday Sep 13

Young adults at home are draining parents pension pots

Posted on: Friday Sep 13

Twenty million adults worried about a longer working life

New research from Aviva has found that 61% of UK adults are worried about the prospect of a longer working life. This equates to 20 million working people in the UK. This research comes as official figures report a record number (10.6m) of workers over the age of 50 – a rise of 32% (2.6m) over the past decade.
Posted on: Thursday Sep 12

Make sure your travel insurance is shipshape

As the number of ocean cruises taken by UK and Irish passengers breaks the 2 million barrier for the first time, Allianz Assistance in the UK is advising sea faring holidaymakers to check their holiday insurance and make sure they are properly covered for any potential problems before their ship sets sail.
Posted on: Thursday Sep 12

Half of DC pension schemes to add ESG focus to default fund

According to research from Willis Towers Watson half (52%) of DC pension schemes are looking to incorporate (or continue to include) ESG into their default strategy in the near future,
Posted on: Thursday Sep 12

Comment on the scope of latest NHS pension consultation

comment from Steven Cameron, Pensions Director at Aegon, following the consultation on proposals to offer more flexibility to senior clinicians in the NHS Pension Scheme.
Posted on: Thursday Sep 12

PIMFA responds to confusing FCA Consultation Paper

PIMFA responded to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) ‘Our Framework: Assessing Adequate Financial Resources’ consultation paper (CP19/20), calling it “confusing”, and set out their own observations on a number of issues regarding the content of the paper.
Posted on: Thursday Sep 12

Current annuity rate at lowest for twenty five years

Steven Cameron, Pensions Director at Aegon comments on figures from Moneyfacts showing the current annuity rate is the lowest since at least 1994 (when its records started).
Posted on: Thursday Sep 12

PMI invites pension experts to join their Working Group

The Pensions Management Institute led Master Trust Working group (PMI MTWG) is inviting pension experts across the industry to participate in their four key workstreams: Governance, Technology, Training & Engagement, and Innovation.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

The most pension savvy cities revealed

As part of Pension Awareness Day on September 15th, experts are promoting the importance of saving for the future and why Brits need to save more for retirement. And with previous research from Portafina confirming that a third (32%) of UK adults admit to not taking their pension seriously as they find it confusing, the pension advice specialist has now revealed the glaring gaps when it comes to the most basic pension knowledge in cities across the nation.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

Transfer values peak in August but activity is down

Transfer values rose to record highs in August 2019, whilst the number of members requesting a transfer value fell, according to XPS Transfer Watch, which monitors how market developments have affected transfer values for an example member, as well as how many members are choosing to take a transfer value.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

Update your retirement age or lose out on 10 thousand pounds

Analysis from Aviva has revealed that millions of workplace pension savers in the UK could miss out on thousands of pounds in retirement because they haven’t updated their planned retirement date.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

Over 55s value a regular income from State Pension

The vast majority of over 55’s who have used pension freedoms to access their private pensions say they want the State Pension to deliver a lifetime income in retirement, according to new insight from Canada Life. Less than one in ten over 55s would choose to take the State Pension as a lump sum up front at the point of retiring.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

Pension charging structures and beyond

The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) is publishing Pension charging structures and beyond; an outcomes-focused analysis sponsored by Smart Pension.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

L and G in buyout of Edwards Wildman Palmer pension scheme

Legal & General announces that it has agreed a c£35m buyout for the US owned law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP’s UK pension scheme.
Posted on: Wednesday Sep 11

The results of the Sackers ESG survey

Sackers have released the results from its client survey on attitudes to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) in pension scheme investing. Over 100 pension scheme trustees and managers were surveyed on key areas including: member views, fiduciary duties and financial and practical considerations.
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

BlackRock comment on the August PPF7800 Index update

Sion Cole, Head of UK Fiduciary Business at BalckRock comments on the latest PPF 7800 Index figures:
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

Mike Holliday-Williams to become new CEO of Aegon UK

Aegon have announced that Mike Holliday-Williams will succeed Adrian Grace as Chief Executive Officer of Aegon UK. Mike Holliday-Williams will join the company on October 1, 2019. Adrian Grace will retire following ten years with the company.
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

Pension Protection Fund issue August 2019 PPF7800 Index

PPF 7800 Index for August 2019. This update provides the latest estimated funding position, on a section 179 (s179)basis, for the defined benefit pension schemes potentially eligible for entry to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). A scheme’s 179 liabilities represent, broadly speaking, the premium that would have to be paid to an insurance company to take on the payment of PPF levels of compensation.
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

Jelf to be renamed Marsh Commercial

In order to more effectively deliver a wider range of services and solutions to commercial organisations across the UK Marsh has announced that it will rename its Jelf business Marsh Commercial in the first quarter of 2020.
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

Stars of the Future Voting Is Now Open

Stars of the Future highlights the rising talent in the actuarial industry. We know how hard you all work to qualify as actuaries and this is the perfect way to acknowledge those who strive and go above and beyond. Thank you for your votes, the winners will be announced in the November issue of Actuarial Post.
Posted in: Articles
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

Aegon Master Trust receives authorisation from TPR

The Aegon Master Trust has confirmed today that it has received authorisation from the Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Posted on: Tuesday Sep 10

Delivering Future Readiness for Insurance Carriers

Ever the double-edged sword, advances in technology have arguably driven the greatest change to the industry that insurance has ever witnessed. As technology has proliferated, so too has the quantity and quality of available data (data is, after all, the foundation of insurance and its capacity to predict and price risk).
Posted in: Articles
Posted on: Monday Sep 9

Pension priorities for Therese Coffey

Steven Cameron, Director of Pensions at Aegon comments on Therese Coffey’s appointment:
Posted on: Monday Sep 9

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