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  • 6 September 2016

    Richard Farr comments on the importance of thorough covenant assessments

    Richard Farr, Managing Director, comments on the importance of thorough covenant assessments, in Investment & Pensions Europe. Looking beyond recent publicised cases and post Brexit fall-out, the article looks at the overall state of DB pension schemes. The article touches on: the employer covenant and the sponsor’s ability to meet benefit obligations; structural flaws in […] More

  • 5 September 2016

    Pensions crisis a wake-up call?

    Richard Farr, Managing Director, commented in Investment and Pensions Europe, on issues around DB pension schemes. Richard suggests we need a mind-set change over the next 20-30 years which considers both the trustees and employer’s challenges alike. Experts across the industry give their views in the article written by IPE. Read the full article in […] More

  • 30 August 2016

    Comment on Brexit impact on pension shortfall

    Richard Farr, Managing Director, shared comment on the Brexit impact on pension shortfall. The article looks at the wider impact of Brexit and has comment from other industry experts too. The piece appeared in The Observer and The Guardian. Richard believes it is highly likely that people will need to work into their 80’s, before […] More

  • 4 August 2016

    Alex Hutton-Mills comments on the impact of the Bank of England interest rate

    Following the interest rate cut, Alex Hutton-Mills, Managing Director, shares comment on the likely impact for pension schemes. Alex’s comment appeared in Accountancy Live and Professional Pensions (subscription required). More

  • 2 August 2016

    Alex Hutton-Mills comments on pension deficits reaching a new high in City A.M.

    Alex Hutton-Mills, Managing Director at Lincoln Pensions commented in an article on pension deficits reaching a new high in City A.M. Read the full article. More

  • 29 July 2016

    Comment published in the Raconteur workplace pensions special report

    Darren Redmayne, Head of Lincoln Pensions, provided comment for the Raconteur special report on workplace pensions for the Times. Read the full article: Early retirement a thing of the past for UK’s 65 year olds. More

  • 20 July 2016

    Companies turn to unsustainable sources to fund DB pension schemes

    Darren Redmayne, Head of Lincoln Pensions, shared insight with City A.M, regarding unsustainable sources of cash being used by companies to fund pension scheme deficits. Read the full article published in City A.M. More

  • 1 July 2016

    Brexit pressure on UK corporate pension deficits

    Brexit effects have been observed in financial markets following the EU Referendum. Industry experts, including Head of Lincoln Pensions, Darren Redmayne, share their thoughts on the pressure of Brexit on UK corporate pension deficits. Read the full article published by Reuters. More

  • 27 June 2016

    No time to lose following new PPF reduction factors

    Francis Fernandes, Senior Advisor, stresses there is ‘no time to lose’ in a Letter to the Editor at Pensions World. The PPF has published new reduction factors that apply on early retirement from 1 October 2016. Francis points out that these are less generous than the current ones, so those affected (or those advising them) […] More

  • 15 June 2016

    The latest PPF 7800 Index figures released, comment in City A.M.

    The latest PPF 7800 index figures were revealed. These showed that the total deficit value of the schemes eligible to join, increased by more than £20bn in a month. Francis Fernandes, Actuary and Senior Advisor at Lincoln Pensions provided comment. See the full article published in City A.M. More