Monthly Archives: April 2016

News for week ending 22 April

HMRC and FCA consult on next steps towards a secondary annuity market, whilst tPR warns DC trustees about their scheme returns.

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Cashing in your DB chips

Trustees have always been enthusiastic about long term de-risking plans, which bring together funding and investment strategy, but increasingly it is companies who are taking the initiative to design and implement secondary funding targets (SFTs).

Leonard Bowman explains why, two years after his article “Has journey planning finally come of age?” corporate interest has continued to grow over the last couple of years and what, in practical terms, a sponsor needs to consider when developing an SFT.

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Pensions Arena April 2016

April’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 31 March 2016, presented in the BAC Dashboard.

This quarter we also include an extract from our recent Pensions Perspective, “Cashing in your DB chips”. Trustees have always been enthusiastic about long term de-risking plans, which bring together funding and investment strategy, but increasingly it is companies who are taking the initiative to design and implement secondary funding targets (SFTs).

Leonard Bowman explains why corporate interest has grown over the last couple of years and what, in practical terms, a sponsor needs to consider when developing an SFT.

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News for week ending 15 April

The plan for an EU solvency regime is dead, a new covenant group publishes its initial guidance whilst the Regulator consults on DC guides.

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News for week ending 8 April

Siemens completes £300 million buy-in, AG Barr to close its DB scheme to future accrual, Bombardier faces industrial action whilst over 55 year olds have divided views on DC pension freedoms.

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