Monday November 30, 2020

The funding deficit

The pension industry has been shaken up by the recession, and uncertainty still hangs over those planning for their retirement, writes Emma Kennedy.

16th June, 2012
Reports last week suggested that one in ten defined benefit pension schemes would wind up. Photo: Getty

Plotting a course to retirement is a tricky business at the best of times, but for today's pension investors it's an even harder task, given the uncertainty that abounds in terms of both pension policy and investment performance.

For those with defined benefit pensions, there are worries over scheme deficits and employers being unable to deliver on promised benefits. On the defined contribution side, a challenging investment climate makes it harder to build an ample...

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