Monthly Archives: June 2012

News for week ending 29 June

A difference in approach between the US and the UK and a record level of Company contributions to pension funds.


Pensions in M&A – barrier to success or icing on the cake?

The pensions press has recently reported that banks will no longer finance acquisitions involving significant defined benefit pension liabilities. This is perhaps not surprising given the level of commercial risk now associated with managing a legacy DB balance sheet. In this Perspective, Leonard Bowman challenges this view. He argues that, in some cases, there is huge untapped commercial value in a company’s legacy DB balance sheet and that, far from being a barrier to a successful deal, it could be the icing on the commercial-value cake.


News for week ending 22 June

Webb wakes up to the dangers of Solvency II for pensions, tPR gets tough on auto-enrolment and mixed economic news.


News for week ending 15 June

A big week for the funding of UK pension schemes both in the short and medium term, with tPR outlining its latest thinking on the triggers it will use for 2012 valuations and EIOPA issuing its consultation on the technical specifications for the Quantitative Impact Study needed in connection with the development of Europe’s new Pensions Directive.


News for week ending 8 June

A rather technical week culminating with the new Code of Good Practice for Incentive Exercises.