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Bank downgrades - what should pension funds do?

United Kingdom - October 13 2011 At the end of last week, pension fund investors had to digest the news of further quantitative easing from the Bank of England (and work out what effect that might have on their liabilities because of the likely pressure on gilt yields).

Wendy Hunter, Emma King, Catherine McKenna, Clifford Sims, Steve Southern

Spring clean your pension scheme

United Kingdom - March 4 2011 The last few months have seen a plethora of announcements, consultations, draft legislation and of course plenty of speculation.

Wendy Hunter, Emma King, Catherine McKenna, Steve Southern

Looking ahead to 6 April 2011

United Kingdom - May 11 2010 With effect from 6 April 2011 individuals with an income of £180k or more will become subject to legislation which is designed to reduce the value of the tax relief on their pension contributions to registered pension plans from 50% to 20%.

Wendy Hunter, Timothy Jarvis, Emma King, Catherine McKenna, Steve Southern

Default retirement age

United Kingdom - September 14 2010 Under current proposals the DRA will be phased-out from 6 April 2011.

Wendy Hunter, Emma King, Catherine McKenna, Steve Southern

Lehman and Nortel

United Kingdom - January 12 2011 According to a ruling of the High Court, Financial Support Directions and Contribution Notices issued by the Pensions Regulator once an English insolvency process has commenced rank as expenses of the insolvency process (and therefore take precedence over ordinary creditors).

Wendy Hunter, Emma King, Catherine McKenna, Steve Southern