Monthly Archives: March 2013

BAC survey of company actions

Over the last 6 months, bac has conducted an extensive survey of the actions which companies are taking to manage their defined benefit pension liabilities in current market conditions. In this Briefing we summarize our findings and give a brief overview of what lies behind them.



News for week ending 22 March

The Budget made this a busy week for corporate pensions.



How to get more from your advisers

Nobody enjoys spending time monitoring their advisers, but ensuring the effectiveness of those advisers in delivering the support a pension scheme needs is critical for the sound management of the scheme. In this Perspective, Leonard Bowman looks at the reasons why effective monitoring can be so difficult to achieve and explores alternative approaches that can help.


News for week ending 15 March

The Chairman of EIOPA does little to clarify the likelihood or timing of a Solvency II funding regime being included within the new IORP Directive, whilst the ONS and DWP produce a plethora of statistics.


News for week ending 8 March

A real mixed bag of news this week, including AE, VAT and a new test which will make it more difficult for companies to simplify accrued DB benefits.