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  • 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

  • 7 February 2018

    Pension Protection Fund Levy Certification – deadline approaches

    By 31st March 2018, trustees and sponsors need to have submitted certifcations for any contingent assets which they are seeking levy reduction from for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 2018/2019 levy year. Some trustees will be looking to certify group company guarantees (“Type A” contingent assets), whilst others may be seeking to value asset backed contribution (“ABC”) structures. […] More

  • 29 January 2018

    Adolfo Aponte comments on the news that Barclays Bank plans to leave its £32bn scheme attached to its investment banking arm

    Adolfo Aponte, Director, Lincoln Pensions, commented in IPE on the news that Barclays Bank plans to leave its £32bn scheme attached to its investment banking arm, effectively extracting its core retail banking unit from the employer covenant. The move follows legislation passed in the wake of the financial crisis that requires banks to split – […] More

  • 23 January 2018

    Unilever contributed £600m to pension deficit – Richard Farr comments in Pensions Expert

    RIchard Farr was quoted in Pensions Expert on the news that Unilever had contributed £600m to its £1.2bn DB deficit. Richard explained “Deficit contributions are generally used for de-risking purposes. Having said that, what you may find in some situations is the trustees have been maybe too prudent, in the employer’s mind,” The full Pensions Expert article includes contributions […] More

  • 21 December 2017

    We comment on the news about Toys R Us insolvency talks

    Richard Farr, Managing Director commented in response to the Toys R Us insolvency talks. His comments were published in Pensions Expert. He was quoted, “Transfers between parents and subsidiaries are not unusual. It’s quite common – unfortunately too common – for employers of schemes to lend money upstream in times of plenty, and of course when […] More