Summer is finally here, and, while the heat wave has been increasing temperatures across the country, we have seen bond yields increasing over the quarter too.
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Liability Driven Investment (LDI) solutions have been implemented on large volumes of pension scheme liabilities but many smaller schemes have not yet put in place this kind of risk management.
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Pension schemes are subject to a number of different levies. This briefing note collates previously published information to help schemes understand how much they can expect to pay in 2015/16.
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In May 2015, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published its eighth annual analysis of valuations and recovery plans, covering valuations with an effective date falling in the year to 21 September 2013. The analysis covers scheme demographics, assumptions used and details on recovery plans.
Before 2010, Pensions Ministers seemed to change faster than the latest fashions: each Minister barely had time to master his or her increasingly complex portfolio before the next Minister was knocking at the door. All that changed in 2010 where the unusual circumstances of a Coalition Government brought us the novel prospect of a Pensions Minister who stayed in post for five years and actually knew quite a lot about pensions when he took up the job.