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Actuarial valuations: a 3-year long red herring

Companies today rely on technology to speed up the majority of business processes.
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Redefining the meaning of workplace pensions

The requirement to annuitise pension savings has been removed & is a fundamental change in how people can access and use their pension savings
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Fighting the war against pensions apathy

We hear all the time that people are not saving enough for retirement. This article looks at ways to encourage investment for retirement.
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK pensions: the double-edged sword of increased flexibility

While commonly viewed as positive for pension provision, the new flexibility brought in by the Budget means even more pressure on members to make the right decision.
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses

Draft legislation for proposed tax changes, including some announced at Budget 2014 and consulted on over the summer, has been published.
Modified date: 16/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Member options survey 2014

The survey looks at the experiences of 97 completed member option exercises, covering over 180,000 members.
Modified date: 10/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Positive pay-day for low income pensioners

Jo Bateson, Tax Partner at KPMG in the UK comments on changes in today’s Autumn Statement which will reduce the tax burden on low income pensioners.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

KPMG advises TRW Automotive’s £2.5bn partial pension scheme buy-out

KPMG has today announced that its Pensions and Investment Advisory teams have acted as the lead investment advisor to TRW Automotive
Modified date: 27/11/2014
Press release
 

Strong growth for UK Fiduciary Management market in 2014, but a lack of competition over new mandates is still a question mark for the industry, says KPMG

The UK Fiduciary Management market continues to experience strong growth albeit with a lack of competition. However, for the first time, more than 100 schemes have reached three years’ fiduciary management experience.
Modified date: 24/11/2014
Press release
 

The UK FM Market Summary

KPMG’s Fiduciary Management advisory service for pension schemes combines investment consulting experience, with audit and internal-control expertise
Modified date: 11/11/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Pensions insurance buyout market worth £20bn per year by 2020

New KPMG report predicts the pensions insurance buyout market will more than double by 2020
Modified date: 20/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG welcomes final Pension Protection Fund levy proposals

Ian Warman, pensions partner at KPMG comments in response to the Pension Protection Fund's final levy proposals.
Modified date: 13/10/2014
Press release
 

Pensions reform: With great power comes great responsibility, says KPMG

Gurmukh Hayre, pensions partner at KPMG on pensions implications of Her Majesty’s Treasury’s response to its retirement income reform consultation
Modified date: 13/10/2014
Press release
 

Budget 2014: Retirement of compulsory annuities

The Chancellor has significantly increased the flexibility for customers to choose how and when they access their pension savings during retirement
Modified date: 10/10/2014
Press release
 

Member options exercises – market activity picks up again

Following the Code of Practice on Pension Incentive Exercises June 2012 release, market activity regarding member options exercises is picking up
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Budget 2014 – New toolkit to help navigate the pensions changes

The 2014 Budget contained major changes to the way pension schemes provide their benefits
Modified date: 06/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Budget 2014 - Pensions toolkit overview

Big changes to pensions will come into force from April 2015. To help employers and trustees to respond to the changes, we have produced a new toolkit
Modified date: 06/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

With great power comes great responsibility - Budget pension changes

The 2014 Budget contained major changes to the way pension schemes provide their benefits.
Modified date: 06/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Autumn Statement 2013: State pension age

Mike Smedley, pensions partner at KPMG in the UK, comments on the changes to the state pension age announced in today's Autumn Statement.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Most people draw their pension income slowly

Most people approaching retirement choose an income later in life rather than an option of more cash today and drawing their pension early
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG Pension’s Integrated Funding Framework

KPMG Pension’s Integrated Funding Framework provides a way for sponsors and trustees to work together
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

New guidance on Asset-Backed Contributions to Pension Schemes

KPMG's Pensions Advisory practice welcomed the Pensions Regulator's decision to release new guidance on Asset-Backed Contributions to Pension Schemes
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Press release
 

Public sector outsourcing: "Fair Deal" pensions policy

The "Fair Deal" policy sets out how pensions issues should be handled when public sector employeers transfer to independent service providers
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG's 2013 Liability Driven Investment (LDI) Survey

KPMG’s 2013 LDI Survey find the LDI market remains dominated by just three fund managers as it grows 11 percent
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Business and industry issue; Survey report
 

Pensions Regulator redresses the balance in Defined Benefit pension funding

Mike Smedley, pension’s partner at KPMG, comments in response to the Pensions Regulator's Code of Practice on funding defined benefit pension plans
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG launches “KPMG FusionTM”, to revolutionise pensions consulting

KPMG in the UK has today unveiled “KPMG FusionTM”, a new online pensions analytics and modelling tool set to revolutionise pensions consulting
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Press release
 

Budget 2014: Pension savings, but not as we know it

Commenting on changes to pensions and savings, Pensions Partner at KPMG, says: “The Budget turns the world of pension savings upside down."
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Press release
 

Budget 2014: Bingo time for savers!

Greg Limb comments on today’s announcement by the Chancellor of radical changes to ISAs and the introduction of a new pensioner bond.
Modified date: 01/10/2014
Press release
 

LDI market breaks through the £0.5 trillion landmark in 2014

UK Liability Driven Investment covers £517bn of liabilities, according to the latest research issued by the investment advisory team at KPMG in the UK
Modified date: 01/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG's Asset Backed Funding Survey 2014

The latest results from KPMG’s ABF Update shows a surge in the value of ABF for pensions
Modified date: 19/08/2014
Business and industry issue
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