Why do so few divorces result in a pension sharing order


According to the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), only 5-6% of divorces result in a pension share. This is despite the fact the legislation permitting sharing has been in place for over 20 years with a view to this becoming ‘the norm’ for cases involving significant pension assets. Was the initial premise flawed or is there another reason this isn’t happening?

How insurers can play a more critical role in climate change

Insurance sector communities have invaluable expertise and resources to address society’s climate challenges, but that experience is not fully understood or harnessed into the mainstream climate, sustainable development and finance agenda. COP26 is a strategic opportunity to finally and comprehensively bridge this gap. With COP26 drawing ever nearer, the insurance industry has a gilt-edged opportunity to re-capture its historic role as a key commercial shepherd of social transition and gain a seat at the main table in Glasgow.

Retirement living standards updated to reflect lockdowns

More money for eating out, a higher personal grooming budget and the inclusion of a Netflix subscription are among the changes to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Retirement Living Standards in the first update of the rules of thumb for retirement spending since they were established two years ago. Pitched at three different levels – minimum, moderate and comfortable – the Retirement Living Standards are designed to help people picture the lifestyle they want when they retire, and understand the cost.

What will COP26 mean for investment

Lifestyle Actuary

Dalriada Trustees Limited (Dalriada), one of the largest providers of professional trustee services to pensions schemes in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Sarah Brough as a professional trustee.

Lights Camera Actuary

For the next few months Zoe Bolton will be talking to the senior actuaries in these firms, getting a brief insight into their career paths and visions for the future. This month Zoe interviews Shil Patel the UK Managing Director at Dynamo Analytics

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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