Monthly Archives: June 2016

2016 valuations – things can only get better?

In March 2013, the backdrop to funding valuations was the unprecedented low level of gilt yields. Three years on and those yields were more than 50 basis points lower and that was before Brexit! How can companies cope?

In this Pensions Perspective, Andrew Udale-Smith looks at the changes in market conditions since 31 March 2013, before focusing on how companies should respond to the challenges of 2016 valuations.



News for week ending 24 June

In this week’s news, we look at how the UK’s decision to leave the EU might affect UK pensions legislation and also Prudential’s decision to withdraw from open market annuity business.


News for week ending 17 June

ICI insures another £630 million of liabilities, Sir Philip Green promises to “sort out” the BHS scheme deficit, whilst FirstGroup’s trustee agrees to switch to CPI.


News for week ending 10 June

All of the news this week revolves around the funding, regulation and future of DB pensions.


News for week ending 3 June

The Regulator has published its funding analysis for tranche 9 valuations, while an industry working group has produced a helpful guide to medically underwritten bulk annuities.