Pensions

XPS Transfer Watch – Rising inflation expectations help transfer values recover from February’s dip

Media ReleaseApril 14 2021

XPS Transfer Watch shows that transfer values increased during March, recovering around one-third of the sharp fall experienced in February. This increase was largely due to rising expectations of future inflation increasing the expected value of members pensions.

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Investment

Optimism continues to drive markets

XPS Investment NewsApril 09 2021

Global equity markets held up well over the quarter, producing a positive return for the period, but gilt yields rose sharply to leave bond investors with heavy negative returns.

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Pensions

Pension Schemes Act 2021 – TPR consults on use of its new criminal sanctions

XPS InsightsApril 08 2021

The Pensions Regulator is consulting on draft guidance on how it will use its new criminal sanctions, how it will select cases for prosecution and what might constitute the “reasonable excuse” defence. The industry is looking for clarity on the scope of the sanctions and how trustees may be affected. Whilst the draft guidance is useful it does leave a number of unanswered questions.

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Date Topic Title Publication type
Date: April 14 2021 Topic: Pensions Title: XPS Transfer Watch – Rising inflation expectations help transfer values recover from February’s dip Publication type: Media Release
Date: April 09 2021 Topic: Investment Title: Optimism continues to drive markets Publication type: XPS Investment News
Date: April 08 2021 Topic: Pensions Title: Pension Schemes Act 2021 – TPR consults on use of its new criminal sanctions Publication type: XPS Insights
Date: March 31 2021 Topic: Investment Title: Does Bitcoin have a place in a pension scheme portfolio? Publication type: XPS Investment News
Date: March 31 2021 Topic: Pensions Title: Updating life expectancy assumptions for the new CMI 2020 model Publication type: XPS Express for Employers