DB considerations for Buy and Maintain investment approaches

Since the 2022 gilts crisis, there has been an increase in maturity and an acceleration in de-risking for many UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Despite no two DB schemes being the same, a common feature in many de-risked portfolios are Buy and Maintain Credit (B&M) strategies. These can offer DB schemes many attributes, including exposure to credit, predictable cash flows and interest rate sensitivity, alongside other matching assets such as Liability Driven Investment (LDI) strategies.

Tips for trustees on navigating climate risks and impacts

In this second article in the series we explore some of the practical actions that trustee boards can take as they navigate their climate journeys. These actions can be applied to all pension schemes, irrespective of size. Climate risk can sometimes feel like a dark shadow looming over a pension scheme. It’s not fully discernible, but you know it’s there, and you have a nagging feeling that it’s something you should be dealing with… but how?

Will CDC last forever

There have been many positive claims made about the potential for collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, but immortality isn’t one. So as an industry, if we believe in all’s well that ends well, we need to make sure we plan for a smooth end to schemes that reach the end of their natural lifespan. The positive potential for CDC includes higher and more certain incomes than most DC schemes offer today, something well worth putting some effort in to plan for!

Enhancing value for members and sponsors

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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