Consulting Actuaries


We regularly issue articles to keep you informed on topical issues affecting your pension scheme. Our articles from 2019 can be viewed below.

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Long Term Funding - Preparing the ground
The Pensions Regulator has sown the seed that it expects all trustees to set a long term funding target (LTFT). Irrespective of when the proposed Pensions Bill reaches parliament, the Regulator intends to reap the benefits of what it has sown. Trustees need to start preparing the ground for this new requirement now!
Thursday, 05 December 2019
Pension accounting deficits
For companies with a 30 June year end there is likely to be a worsening in balance sheets, with increased pension deficits. This is despite good investment returns in the first half of 2019.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Strengthening your Statement of Investment Principles (SIP)
Schemes with 100 or more members are required to have a Statement of Investment Principles (SIP). From 1 October, trustees’ SIPs need to explain how the trustees build long term financial trends into their investment process.
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Funding Deficits
Will April 2019 actuarial valuations bring some light relief to the funding of DB pension schemes? Or will stubborn deficits persist?
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Great expectations
A classic story by Charles Dickens that is still being read today. Will the Pension Regulator’s 2019 annual funding statement last as long?
Friday, 05 April 2019