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Le Roy van Zyl, Mercer

FTSE350 pension deficits relatively stable as year-end approaches

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 09:40

Mercer’s Pensions Risk Survey data shows that the accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies reduced slightly from GBP67 billion at the end of October to GBP64 billion on 30 November 2017. »

US dollars

Consultant firm Mercer hits USD213 billion in assets under delegated management

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 16:16

Consultant firm Mercer has revealed that its global assets under delegated management have reached approximately USD213 billion. »

Oliver Jaegemann, AMX

Cost efficiencies could slash UK pensions’ fees by around a third

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 08:54

The average UK actively managed pension fund could save around GBP700,000 a year in fees through centralisation and standardisation of investment management, administration and trading functions, according to calculations by The Asset Management Exchange (AMX). »

risk

Geopolitical risk is top concern for pension professionals

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 09:59

The majority (55 per cent) of pension professionals view geopolitical risk as the biggest short to medium-term risk to the global economy, ahead of inflation concerns (20 per cent), growth rates (16 per cent) and central bank policy (7 per cent). »

Michael O'Higgins, LPP

Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund to join Local Pensions Partnership

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 19:48

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s Berkshire Pension Fund is to join the Local Pensions Partnership (LPP). »

Ali Tayyebi, Mercer

Mercer survey shows the effect of inflation expectation on pension schemes

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:21

Mercer’s Pensions Risk Survey data shows that the accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies decreased slightly from GBP68 billion at the end of September to GBP67 billion on 31 October 2017. »

Ned McGuire, Wilshire Consulting

Aggregate funded ratio of US corporate pension plans up 0.4 percentage points

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:04

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans increased by 0.4 percentage points to end the month of October at 84.7 per cent, up 7.4 percentage points over the trailing twelve months, according to Wilshire Consulting. »

Bank of England

BofE raises interest rates by 0.25 per cent

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:23

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a quarter point to 0.5 per cent, the first interest rate rise in a decade. »

Steve Dicker, PwC

UK pension deficit drops by GBP50bn in October, says PwC’s Skyval Index

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:55

New figures released today from PwC’s Skyval Index show the deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds dropped by GBP50 billion to GBP410 billion at the end of October 2017. »

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