Pensions shrouded in uncertainty as UK votes to leave

EU referendum results

The pound fell on Friday following news the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union, but experts warned schemes not to overreact.

LDI crucial part of portfolio despite low yields, experts say

Schemes must not leave themselves vulnerable to interest rate risk by ignoring seemingly expensive liability-driven investment strategies, according to panellists at a Pensions Expert event on LDI held last week.

Smaller schemes dive into LDI pools

Source: KPMG

Smaller schemes are increasingly using liability-driven investment strategies as the number of pooled mandates powers growth in the market, research this week from consultancy KPMG has shown.

British Steel’s proposed changes raise difficult questions

Discrepancies between the government’s recommendations for how BSPS should proceed and the scheme’s proposed alterations to its rules might make reaching a decision about its future on June 23 harder. 

MPS mines for income with alternative credit and shipping

Mineworkers Pension Scheme

The Mineworkers Pension Scheme is hunting for income with new allocations to shipping and special situations debt, alongside increased exposure to private debt and property.

The Specialist: DC investment

The Specialist: DC investment June 20 2016

The latest issue of The Specialist takes a look at the journey of defined contribution so far, including the pensions dashboard, decumulation and the Lifetime Isa. 

Comment & Analysis

A balancing act: Will the Lisa meet its dual objectives?

The Specialist: The Lisa's success will depend on whether it finds investments to meet both of its goals.

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The decumulation market in the wake of freedom and choice

The Specialist: Advice and guidance are stand-out concerns as drawdown strategies proliferate following freedom and choice.

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PPF: Shorten recovery plans

Interview with Malcolm Weir

Video: High profile defined benefit schemes such as British Steel and BHS are dominating the news and making clear the risks an underfunded scheme can pose to its employer. Malcolm Weir, head of restructuring and insolvency at the Pension Protection Fund discusses what can be done.

Drawdown use will grow, predicts Newton's Doyle

Interview with Catherine Doyle, Newton

It has been more than a year since the introduction of freedom and choice, and the industry is still waiting to see what will emerge as the dominant option in retirement. Fund manager Newton's head of defined contribution, Catherine Doyle, discusses where she expects the market to go

Where next for the Lifetime Isa?

Michael Johnson video

Video: Last month, the chancellor shocked the pensions industry with the introduction of the Lifetime Isa, promising a 25 per cent top up for under-40s saving for a house or retirement. We spoke to the father of the Lisa, Michael Johnson from the Centre for Policy Studies, about what it will mean and how it might change in future.

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