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The 10 most popular UK Pensions papers this year

The 10 most popular UK Pensions papers this year

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Here is our list of some of the papers which have been most popular with our UK Pensions members over the last three months.

Global Pension Risk Survey 2015 - UK Findings (Aon Hewitt)
Part of a larger, global report, this UK analysis reveals that the number of defined benefit plans implementing more robust pensions risk solutions continues to increase.

The Future Book: Unravelling UK DC Pensions (PPI)
The Pensions Policy Institute seeks to enable better understanding of the UK Defined Contribution pension market, in order to help trustees, savers and policymakers to make more informed decisions.

UK Pension Fund Stewardship Survey (PLSA, Jan 2016)
The PLSA's annual stewardship survey examines how UK pension funds are tackling stewardship principles, shareholder engagement and voting, class actions, asset manager selection and review, fund manager capacity and other responsible investing topics.

Five things that should scare the chair of a UK DC scheme (2016)
It also is not an easy time for DC scheme chairs. This paper explores some reasons for this. It has been produced by PSIT Independent Trustees.

UK: Think Like An Insurer, Invest Like A Pension Scheme (Aviva, 2016)
There is a great deal of discussion in the pensions industry about the advantages of investing in the same way as an insurance company. The authors ask why, despite the flurry of discussion, such a small proportion of schemes have done this. They posit that perhaps it is because this approach is seen as relevant only to well-funded schemes.

Transforming DC Assets to a Lifetime Paycheck: Evaluating the Investment Choices of Retirees (PIMCO, 2016)
The authors argue that the best strategy for creating a income stream for retirement is for retirees to keep savings in their DC plan, maintaining access to fiduciary oversight, institutional investments and attractive pricing.

Global Pensions Assets Study 2016 (Willis Towers Watson)
The 2016 GPAS (Global Pensions Asset Study) examines 19 of the largest pension markets in the world, comparing asset allocation, asset size, DB and DC shares of pension assets, and six “faces of change”.

How much can retirees spend? The "virtual annuity" approach (Barton Waring & Laurence Siegel)
The authors propose a "virtual annuity" approach to help determine retirees' spending. Every year, a pensioner should only spend the amount a recently purchased annuity would pay out that year - with a buying price that equates to the then-present portfolio value.

Absolute Return Fixed Income (bfinance, 2015)
This paper seeks to deepen understanding of absolute return fixed income strategies, examining the objectives, benefits and implementation strategies.

Feb 2016 Outlook (Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee)
From Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a monthly document covering global strategy issues. This is the latest in a regular series of monthly reports.

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