The ‘Brave New World’
of pension scheme finances


Welcome to LCP’s fifth annual report into pensions issues for corporate sponsors. 

How corporate Britain should respond to a world of volatile markets, high inflation and emerging scheme surpluses 

The events of the last year – and the last few weeks in particular – have shown just how important it is for corporate Britain to fully appreciate both the risks and opportunities relating to their Defined Benefit pension scheme. This report discusses the opportunities and risks from emerging surpluses and investment markets, within the wider perspective for sponsors who are on the ball with oversight of their pension schemes. 

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What's inside?

  • Managing surpluses  
  • Key investment considerations
  • Corporate developments – important changes 
  • Key accounting issues ahead of year-end 

“Pension surpluses are a wonderful change compared to the deficits sponsors have been facing for over 20 years. I recommend all sponsors take action now and embrace the opportunities that the current economic environment brings for pensions management.”

explains Alex Whitley, Partner in LCP’s Corporate Consulting practice.

How we can help

Contingent funding approaches are rapidly becoming more widespread. They can be a great way to protect member benefits as well as the shareholders and other creditors of the sponsoring employer.

We help sponsors of pension schemes understand and manage the costs and risks associated with supporting their current and legacy pension schemes as well as other employee benefits.

Whether to enter a DB Consolidator is a complex decision. Sponsors and Trustees must be sure it is the right decision for their scheme and its members. We can help.

We work with you and your finance team to ensure that your ongoing statutory duties and compliance exercises are done quickly, efficiently and accurately.

We help pension scheme trustees and sponsors to determine the ultimate destination for their scheme and help them put together a plan to get there, including how to effectively manage the risks they face along the way.

Pensions Accounting - Preparing for year-end: navigating surpluses and a new mortality era

Pensions Accounting - Preparing for year-end: navigating surpluses and a new mortality era

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In this on-demand webinar, LCP experts will explore the new mortality era, tackle accounting for insurance transactions, and address changes to those all-important assumptions

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