News for week ending 18 October
In the news this week, Asda insures all its DB liabilities, with BAC’s support, September’s CPI is published and the Pension Schemes Bill finally emerges.
Pensions Arena July 2019
ROOT and branch
For a picture of bac’s approach to DB governance, imagine a flourishing tree. The root system is not usually visible but it’s crucial to the health of the whole tree, as is the environment in which the tree lives.
In this Pensions Arena, Andrew Udale-Smith aims to get to the ROOT of what makes for good governance for a DB scheme. The article looks at Risk management, the two branches of Organisational and Operational governance and the use of Technology. For a start, there is no “one-size fits all” when it comes to governance, with each scheme and trustee board needing to develop an approach which works best for them…
And, of course, July’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 30 June 2019, presented in the BAC Dashboard.
News week ending 7 June
In the news this week voting on the Arcadia Group CVA is delayed, Rolls Royce agrees a £4.6 billion partial buyout, whilst HMRC decides not to appeal a fixed protection case and admits problems with its state pension forecasts.
Pensions Arena April 2019
Buy-in now, while stocks last?
2018 was a record year for UK buy-ins and buy-outs but, with demand from pension schemes continuing to grow fast, are we about to see an end to recent attractive pricing for bulk annuities?
In this article we consider why bulk annuities have been so affordable in 2018 and early 2019 and whether this is likely to change soon. We also look at how to get your scheme into the best possible shape to approach the insurance market.
And, of course, April’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 31 March 2019, presented in the BAC Dashboard.
Pensions Arena January 2019
The good, the bad and the ugly!
2018 was an eventful year for both sponsors and trustees of DB and DC pension schemes. And yet, it could prove to be the calm before the storm of 2019.
In this article we take a wry look back at 2018, aided by our Spaghetti Western theme, before looking forward to what may lie in store for us in 2019…
And, of course, January’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 31 December 2018, presented in the BAC Dashboard.