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  • 17 February 2017

    Richard Farr comments on Tata Steel’s latest proposal to close the BSPS pension scheme

    Richard Farr commented on Tata Steel’s latest proposal to close the British Steel Pension Scheme in Professional Pensions. Talking about past benefits, Richard highlighted the issue of past benefits and whether they can be protected. Read the full article (subscription to Professional Pensions required). More

  • 1 February 2017

    Alex Hutton-Mills comments on the BT Openreach split

    Alex Hutton-Mills commented on the BT Openreach split in Pensions Age. Alex, MD, commented on the required level of interaction and cooperation needed between the regulators to find a solution that works for all. Read the full article in Pensions Age. More

  • 31 January 2017

    Five new appointments to further support clients

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of five additional professionals to further strengthen our covenant advisory business. This announcement follows quickly after our business became part of Cardano in October 2016 and reflects Cardano’s commitment to Lincoln Pensions’ continued rapid growth and leadership of the sponsor covenant marketplace.  Luke Hartley, Emily Goodridge and Leon […] More

  • 16 January 2017

    2016: A look back at the year

    2016 had a fair share of high profile economic and political events that impacted the DB pensions landscape. The last twelve months saw a significant change for us too, as we joined the risk focussed Cardano Group. Below we explore the impact of some of 2016’s landmark events on DB pension scheme funding. See our 2016 […] More

  • 1 December 2016

    Are some DB pension schemes sinking fast?

    Whether some DB pension schemes are sinking fast is explored by Francis Fernandes, Senior Advisor at Lincoln Pensions. The article was published in Pensions World, in which he looks at the state of DB schemes and raises questions for trustees to ask themselves, and their advisors. Read the full article. More

  • 9 November 2016

    Stressed schemes and covenant – comment by Darren Redmayne

    Darren Redmayne commented in an article for Engaged Investor on stressed schemes. Stressed pension schemes continue to make the news as pension deficits increase. Engaged Investor’s article looks at key things to consider with covenant being one of those. Read the full article. More

  • 31 October 2016

    Current pensions disclosure in corporate accounts inadequate to assess the level of underlying risk

    Current pensions disclosure in corporate accounts inadequate to assess the level of underlying risk – creates challenges to spot future BHS-type situations earlier Defined benefit pension schemes are often the longest-term and most volatile liability on the balance sheet Investors are typically having to guess or interpolate the actual funding commitment that a business has […] More

  • 17 October 2016

    Covenant risk specialist Lincoln Pensions becomes part of the Cardano Group

    The Cardano Group (“Cardano”), the purpose-built investment and risk specialist, today announces that it has agreed to acquire Lincoln Pensions (“Lincoln Pensions”), the UK’s largest independent covenant advisory firm. The deal brings together two leading innovators in risk management for defined-benefit pensions schemes. The two firms will provide market-leading integrated risk services to their existing […] More

  • 3 October 2016

    Richard Farr comments: pension schemes should be allowed to change benefit structures

    Richard Farr, Managing Director, commented in Pensions World, that pension schemes should be allowed to change their benefit structures. This ability to change benefit structures could keep sponsors afloat and potentially offer members a better outcome than through the PPF. Read the full article in Pensions World. More

  • 15 September 2016

    Richard Farr’s article on integrated risk management published in Pensions Expert

    Richard Farr’s article on integrated risk management appeared in Pensions Expert. The article focuses on integrated risk management which is a tool that was designed to help trustees identify and manage the factors that influence the prospects of a pension scheme meeting its objectives. Given the monumental headwinds facing defined benefit schemes, it is common […] More