News

  • 10 October 2018

    Worry Index released: our analysis of the overall health of FTSE 100 and FTSE 350 retail DB schemes

    Jointly with Cardano, we have released our latest Worry Index research which looks at the level of risk in FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in a stress scenario. This year we also looked at FTSE 350 retailers. The Worry Index, provides a single measure of the overall safety (or not) of DB pension schemes. It is […] More

  • 10 September 2018

    DB pension scheme corporate disclosures continue to be inadequate

    Our study ‘Give us a clue 2’, shows that DB pension scheme corporate disclosures in FTSE 350 companies, continue to be inadequate. We carried out a similar study in 2016. Since then there have been significant improvements but there are areas of concern. Key findings of our study: one fifth of companies with a DB scheme still do not […] More

  • 7 September 2018

    Scenario Analysis: an essential tool for DB pension schemes

    Adopting Integrated Risk Management in your scheme’s decision-making processes can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to allowing for your scheme’s single biggest risk concentration: its covenant. Below we illustrate how scenario thinking can be used to tackle this problem, and how it can help to shape a holistic risk management strategy. You […] More

  • 28 August 2018

    Richard Farr talks about enhancing pension disclosures in light of recent corporate failures

    There have been numerous reports in the press about accounting scandals where the public perception of companies has not been a true and fair reflection of their financial position and leading to corporate failure. Richard Farr, Managing Director at Lincoln Pensions talks about the issue of the quality of audits in the context of DB pension schemes and suggests pertinent […] More

  • 26 June 2018

    It’s a hat trick with another industry leading award!

    We have won another award making it a hat-trick of industry leading awards in 2018! On Thursday 21st June, we were honoured to receive our third award in 2018, for delivering outstanding sponsor covenant advisory services in the pensions industry. The European Pensions Awards honour investment firms, consultancies and pension providers across Europe that have set the professional standards […] More

  • 31 May 2018

    Award winners for covenant advisory

    We are recognised as award winning covenant advisers in the pensions industry Over the years we have won the following industry awards: Covenant Review Provider of the Year at the FT PIPA Awards in 2018 and 2016 Sponsor Covenant Provider of the Year at the UK Pensions Awards in 2018, 2016 and 2011 2018 Winners We are thrilled to […] More

  • 3 May 2018

    Winner of the FT Pension and Investment Provider Awards ‘Covenant review provider’ category

    We are thrilled to have won the category ‘Covenant review provider’ at the FT Pension and Investment Provider Awards, 2018. Below is CEO, Darren Redmayne of Lincoln Pensions with the awards plaque from the awards night dinner on Wednesday 3rd May. We beat stiff competition from two of the Big 4 accountancy firms. Find out […] More

  • 1 May 2018

    Comment on the ECJ case of Grenville Hampshire v The Board of the PPF

    Alex Hutton-Mills, MD, Lincoln Pensions, comments on the initial view from the Advocate General of the ECJ in the case of Grenville Hampshire v The Board of the Pension Protection Fund. Alex added: “If it stands, this ruling could materially increase the size of the pension liabilities guaranteed by the PPF, and will present big questions […] More

  • 19 March 2018

    DB White Paper is published – read our comments

    The DB white paper was published on 19th March 2018, by DWP. This had been eagerly awaited since the Autumn. You can read the full version of the white paper here. Darren Redmayne, CEO was quoted in Pensions Expert, on the issue of fining neligent trustees of DB schemes: “If you’re going to go in that direction you […] More

  • 28 February 2018

    Funding level improvements – how do we keep up the momentum?

    Most pension schemes enjoyed improvements in their funding levels over 2017, but the recent equity market correction served as a helpful reminder of the risks that schemes remain exposed to. These risks may impact the scheme’s assets, liabilities, or its sponsoring covenant – risk factors that impact more than one of these areas collectively are […] More