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Barnett Waddingham - FTSE100: banking sector leads the way in diminishing DB deficits

As FTSE100 companies report an overall pensions deficit decrease of £22bn, we delve deeper to understand what this means for the FTSE100. In 2017, the four major high street banks reported no pension deficit for the first time since our report was launched in 2001 - with an average funding level of 111% and an aggregate surplus of almost £15bn. Our research shows this is due to good investment returns over the year, supplemented by further contributions made by the banks to reduce deficits. Overall, the FTSE100 deficit stands at £5bn, a decrease of £22bn from the previous year. In contrast to the banking sector, the largest deficits came from Oil and Gas sector.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 22-10-2018
Sector: Annuities

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Barnett Waddingham - Analysis of DB Schemes in major U.S. companies with UK subsidiaries

This is Barnett Waddingham's first annual survey of U.S. companies which have a UK subsidiary with a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme. The survey covers 32 of some of the most influential companies in the U.S., with around £56 billion of UK DB pension liabilities between them.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 21-09-2018
Sector: Defined Benefit

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Barnett Waddingham - Buy-outs and Buy-ins Report 2015

Following a record-breaking year in 2014 where over £13bn of bulk annuity transactions were completed, experience over the first half of 2015 suggests another potentially strong year for the market. The emergence of some new entrants into the market over the remaining part of the year will also help further boost the level of competition amongst providers.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 27-07-2016
Sector: Annuities

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Barnett Waddingham - Big Schemes Survey: £1b+

This 15-page survey by Barnett Waddingham provides some important insights into 160 UK private sector Defined Benefit schemes with assets of over £1 billion. The survey examines scheme type, investment performance, deficit contributions, asset allocation, and adviser fees.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 01-06-2016
Sector: Pension Reports

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Barnett Waddingham - Southern European companies with UK defined benefit schemes

This survey relates to constituent companies of the Spanish IBEX and Italian FTSE MIB share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. The survey covers 13 Southern European companies with around £39.5bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 05-02-2016
Sector: Defined Benefit

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Barnett Waddingham - PPF Levy Forum Survey 2015

The results of Barnett Waddingham’s fifth PPF levy forum survey show that the industry broadly supports the PPF’s decision to switch to using a bespoke model developed with Experian as the means for assessing insolvency risk.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 02-02-2016
Sector: Risk Management

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Barnett Waddingham - German companies with UK defined benefit schemes

This survey looks at German companies, almost all of which are constituents of the DAX index, which have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, covering 22 German companies with around £26.9bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 18-01-2016
Sector: Defined Benefit

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Barnett Waddingham - French companies with UK defined benefit schemes

This survey looks at French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. The survey covers 18 French companies with around £21.4bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 18-01-2016
Sector: Defined Benefit

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Barnett Waddingham - Dutch companies with UK defined benefit schemes

This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX share index that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. The survey covers 11 Dutch companies with around £12.8bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 05-01-2016
Sector: Defined Benefit

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Barnett Waddingham - Impact of Pensions on UK Business

We have recently published our fifth annual report considering the impact that pension provision is having on UK business.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 04-08-2015
Sector: Defined Benefit

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Barnett Waddingham - Pensions update for universities

Welcome to the latest issue of our pensions update for universities. Pensions remain at the forefront of discussions, with changes to the USS, LGPS and TPS potentially resulting in universities conducting significant reviews of their overall benefit provision as well as dealing with changes as a result of the abolition of contracting out and the prospect of undertaking complex GMP reconciliations.

Company: Barnett Waddingham
Date added: 01-05-2015
Sector: Defined Contribution

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