Defined benefit pension deficits are dragging down the market capitalisation of FTSE 100 companies, according to a recent study, as investors recognise the difference between disclosed deficits and the cost of securing benefits upon insolvency.
The Confederation of British Industry has called for a number of reforms to help tackle the problem of pension costs for companies, including access to illiquid assets and approaches to measuring deficits.
Last week 10-year gilt yields reached 1.16 per cent, their highest level in four months, in a sign that inflation is creeping up in the UK economy – but should pension funds be looking to profit from the lower cost of derisking?
The North East Scotland Pension Fund has taken further steps to diversify its growth portfolio, divesting from underperforming global equities and allocating to a range of private equity houses and diversified growth funds.
PLSA Annual Conference 2016: Schemes must look past the immediate threat of pension liberation scams and stress test their systems against other types of fraud, including cyber crime, according to a panel of experts.
PLSA Annual Conference 2016: Schneider Electric has overhauled its defined contribution engagement strategy, as research shows that members want solutions that enable them to make decisions and implement them easily.
Comment & Analysis
Data crunch: Fixed income isn't so boring anymore, as the low yields force funds to change their strategies, says Spence Johnson's Magnus Spence.
Shareholder engagement has been shown to be beneficial for those schemes that use it, but are schemes using it enough? Mercer’s Aled Jones takes a closer look.
PTL's Richard Butcher outlines a process schemes can use to check up on the route and progress of their investments when it comes to sustainability.
Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.
Video: Jay Shah, head of origination at specialist insurer Pension Insurance Corporation, and Susan Anyan, client director at professional trustee company Capital Cranfield, break down the impact of Brexit on schemes' ability and desire to derisk.
Video: The UK's vote to leave the EU is having a major impact on markets and has created legal uncertainties. Partner at Allen & Overy Jane Higgins, and senior partner at Aon Hewitt John Belgrove, explain what schemes can do to position themselves well.