Pensions

Improving member outcomes. Should you govern or consolidate?

XPS InsightsOctober 23 2020

The DWP is proposing that all DC Trust based schemes with assets up to £100m must prove they meet new requirements – or wind up. There is also pressure to extend these requirements to DC AVCs in DB schemes.

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Investment

UK fund managers expect interest rates and long term yields to fall before they rise, according to XPS

ReportOctober 22 2020

More than half of fund managers expect both UK base rates and long term gilt yields to fall to between 0% and -0.5% within the next 5 years, according to a  new survey.  XPS surveyed Investment Fund Managers with assets under management totalling more than £1.6 trillion.

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Investment

Should pension schemes be worried about interest rates going negative?

ReportOctober 21 2020

With UK gilt yields at an all-time low, there still exists a train of thought that long term bond yields are somehow bounded at zero and can only rise from here. Given Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England (BoE), has acknowledged that negative interest rates are in the BoE’s toolkit, we discuss the possibility of negative base rates alongside already negative gilt yields in the UK, and the consequences for UK Pension Schemes.

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Date Topic Title Publication type
Date: October 23 2020 Topic: Pensions Title: Improving member outcomes. Should you govern or consolidate? Publication type: XPS Insights
Date: October 22 2020 Topic: Investment Title: UK fund managers expect interest rates and long term yields to fall before they rise, according to XPS Publication type: Report
Date: October 21 2020 Topic: Investment Title: Should pension schemes be worried about interest rates going negative? Publication type: Report
Date: October 20 2020 Topic: Pensions Title: PPF’s pre-COVID strength allows reduced levies for 2021/22 Publication type: Briefing
Date: October 15 2020 Topic: Title: COVID-19 | Second Wave – Time to Brace Ourselves? Publication type: Blogs