New long-term funding requirements for DB schemes – Are they fit for purpose?

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Tim Smith, Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Jon Forsyth, Partner and Actuary at LCP, to discuss the Government’s proposals regarding the need for defined benefit (DB) schemes to implement a long-term funding and investment strategy. In particular, Tim and Jon discuss:  the likely impact … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities Ep5 – Just three tips for planning a buy-out

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Mark Howard, Of Counsel is joined by Prashant Mehta, Business Development Manager at Just. In their conversation, Mark and Prash cover: • Top three tips for Trustees and Employers looking to enter into a Bulk Purchase Annuity; • What Just does to help schemes get … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep 4

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Richard Priestley, Managing Director of the Canada Life Insurance Division and Helen Hallam, Lead Counsel for Insurance at Canada Life. In their conversation, Rachel, Richard and Helen cover: Recent market conditions and affordability of bulk annuity transactions What practical … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep 3

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Simon Bramwell, Partner and Head of Longevity Risk Transactions at Barnett Waddingham and Matt Wilmington, Head of Origination – Bulk Annuities at Scottish Widows. In their conversation, Rachel, Simon and Matt cover: the preparations that schemes need to make … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep 2

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Rosie Fantom, Partner at Barnett Waddingham and Uzma Nazir, Head of Origination Structuring at Pension Insurance Corporation. They discuss small to medium sized schemes and how these schemes can best prepare for transactions. In their conversation, Rachel, Rosie and … Read more

Podcast: Pension dashboards – data, liability and regulation

In this podcast, Tim Smith, Pensions Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Richard Smith, Pension Dashboards Consultant at the Pension & Lifetime Savings Association to discuss the industry’s hopes for pension dashboards and what schemes need to do to get ready. In particular, he: explains what dashboards are and what it is hoped they will … Read more

Pensions and Bulk Annuities – Ep1

In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Rosie Fantom, Partner at Barnett Waddingham and Matt Richards, Senior Business Development Manager at Standard Life. They discuss the reasons why some schemes may choose to do a series of bulk annuity transactions, rather than a single transaction covering … Read more

PODCAST: Getting your scheme ‘dashboard ready’

In this latest podcast from the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Tim Smith, our Pensions Professional Support Consultant, discusses the latest developments relating to the launch of pension dashboards with Professional Support Paralegal, Olivia Kettleborough. In their conversation, Tim outlines: what pension dashboards are and when they will be launching what schemes need to do … Read more