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Humanising Pensions

By Lydia Fearn, Head of Pensions & DC Investment Consulting at Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions
 
Lydia has extensive experience of pension scheme investment consulting, in both defined benefit and defined contribution pensions. As Head of Pension & Investment Consulting she is responsible for developing the Barclays DC pension proposition and views. She advises a range of clients on their investment strategy as well as wider DC pension issues in order to meet the needs of their workforce and aiming to deliver better outcomes on retirement.
 
The clock is ticking – are you and your members ready for April?
It will be interesting to see what the impact of the Freedom & Choice legislation will have on both pension schemes and the workplace following April. However, I think we can safely say that the lure of cash in the hand will be very enticing for some. Clients have already commented that their members are requesting more information about the new flexibilities and with the press continuing to highlight these changes, it is important for us to help our members understand the implications of any decisions they make.
 
For example, will Pension Wise be enough to provide members w...Read More

£675m bulk annuity deal for Rothesay Life & Lehman Brothers

Transaction highlights:
  1. Rothesay Life assumes pension liabilities for all defined benefit pension scheme members of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme (“the Scheme”), including pensioners in payment and deferred members
  2. Full member benefits have been secured with financial support from Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in Administration) (“LBIE”)
  3. Benefits that have been restricted are now set to be paid in full
  4. The terms of the bulk annuity include a facility for full risk transfer

The pension payments will be made via...Read More

CDCs will be a culture shock to UK pension choice

By Kate Smith, Regulatory Strategy Manager at Aegon UK
 
2014 was already shaping up to be a pivotal year in pension reform, but with an election fast approaching, the Pensions Minister Steve Webb, is showing no sign of slowing down the pace of change. The Queen’s Speech contained a proposal to enable UK employers, from 2016, to set up new Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes for their employees. The Private Pensions Bill will introduce a new pension legislative framework later this year. This will set out the definitions for three different categories of ‘pension promise’ schemes for individual...Read More

Grumpy Old Pension Men: 26 April 2013

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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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