Monthly Archives: January 2013

News for week ending 25 January

To smooth or not to smooth, that is the question – plus actuaries making the news.



News for week ending 18 January

State pension reform, the Office of Fair Trading study into DC pensions and another pension scheme closure.


Pensions Arena January 2013

January’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 31 December 2012, presented in the bac Dashboard.

This quarter we include an extract from our recent BAC Briefing “Valuation negotiations in 2013 – finding the way through” where we consider two areas in which companies may be able to develop their funding strategy in the light of current market conditions.


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News for week ending 11 January

RPI is not for changing, white paper on State pension reform expected imminently and tPR outlines plans for its regulation of DC.

News for week ending 11 January

News for week ending 4 January

Fiscal cliff averted for the time being, Labour plans to restrict tax relief on pensions and concerns about smaller DC schemes.