Pensions

Male deaths twice that of females below age 65

BlogsAugust 06 2020

A graph published by the ONS caught my eye today (I won’t tell you which group I fall in!). If you look at the overall number of deaths in England & Wales where COVID-19 is listed on the death certificate then some 55% are male. But that is clearly not telling the whole story.

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Investment

Market uncertainty returns as COVID-19 infections continue to rise

XPS Investment NewsAugust 06 2020

Emerging market equities managed to continue their rally over the month following reports of China’s GDP rebound. Closer to home, economic data also suggests that UK GDP figures grew to 1.8% in May. However, UK and European equities were impacted by growing COVID-19 infections as they suffered their first monthly decline since the pandemic-driven market collapse in March, leading to further market uncertainty.

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Pensions

Bulk annuity market heading for £20bn – £30bn in 2020

Risk Transfer NewsAugust 05 2020

Bulk annuity pricing continues to be cheaper than holding gilts to back pensioner in payment liabilities. For deferred members the cost of a bulk annuity continues to be greater than using gilts. Schemes can obtain quotations from both insurers and DB superfunds to compare the options.

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Date Topic Title Publication type
Date: August 06 2020 Topic: Pensions Title: Male deaths twice that of females below age 65 Publication type: Blogs
Date: August 06 2020 Topic: Investment Title: Market uncertainty returns as COVID-19 infections continue to rise Publication type: XPS Investment News
Date: August 05 2020 Topic: Pensions Title: Bulk annuity market heading for £20bn – £30bn in 2020 Publication type: Risk Transfer News
Date: August 05 2020 Topic: Pensions Title: XPS Pensions Group announces Paul Armitage as the new Head for The National Pension Trust Publication type: Media Release
Date: July 31 2020 Topic: Investment Title: Investment Market Update for UK Pension Schemes Publication type: Videos