Monthly Archives: October 2016

News for week ending 28 October

BA’s 2015 valuation gives it more flexibility over dividends, the Regulator shows it can act to protect members’ benefits and the CBI lobbies Government on DB funding.

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Pensions Arena October 2016

October’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 30 September 2016, presented in the BAC Dashboard.

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Over the 100 days following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the yields on long-dated sterling AA corporate bonds relative to inflation fell by more than 100 basis points! This quarter, in our article “Down down deeper and down”, we look at how companies which sponsor DB schemes are responding to the new investment environment.

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News for week ending 21 October

In the news this week: secondary annuity plans scrapped, Pension Schemes Bill points to tougher regulation of master trusts, Treasury publishes its impact assessment of LISA and smallest ever longevity swap is transacted.

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News for week ending 14 October

The Court of Appeal confirms bankruptcy protection for pensions, the first independent review of State Pension age begins and Carclo scraps its final dividend payment of 2016 due to the size of its IAS19 pension deficit.

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News for week ending 7 October

The Regulator uses its voidable modification power, the Government is to set up a single body to provide guidance on pensions and debt, whilst Honeywell plans to close its UK DB scheme to future accrual.

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