Monthly Archives: October 2017

News for week ending 27 October

In this week’s news, the ACA reports a high level of DB transfers, a cold calling ban is much closer than expected, new rules are proposed on disclosure of charges and bulk DC transfers, plus another large bulk annuity.



It could be you! (Pensions Arena October 2017)

What happens when your pension director wins the lottery?

This quarter, our Arena article “It could be you!” looks at the use of role play to help in risk management. Maybe a lottery win isn’t very likely but most sponsors and trustee boards are worried about “key person” risk and how to ensure their scheme’s operations are not badly affected by the sudden loss of one or two key individuals.

Increasingly trustees and sponsors are role playing ever more complex and extensive scenarios, to test how robust their scheme is to a variety of different risks. We look at some of the most common scenarios now being modelled and the benefits of doing so.

And, of course, October’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 30 September 2017, presented in the BAC Dashboard.


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News for week ending 20 October

In this week’s news, a large buy-in for Pearson, pensioners lobby Parliament, CPI hits 3%, a new PPF consultation and the DWP takes over the pensions dashboard.



News for week ending 13 October

In this week’s news, Frank Field questions the PPF about Monarch Airlines, strike action at Royal Mail is put on hold, a large buy-in is completed and orchestra members take less pay to increase pension contributions for new members.


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News for week ending 6 October

In this week’s news, Carillion announces benefit reduction measures, the FCA reports on transfer advice findings and the Royal Mail faces strike action.


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