CDC is key for nascent cultural revolution

The general election showed an increasing focus on collective over individual interests. CDC could fit right in, says Hilary Salt.

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Bonds – A licence to kill?

In the April 2019 issue of Pensions Aspects, First Actuarial's Marcos Abreu questions the enduring appeal of bond investments in Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes across the developed world. In...

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Client survey 2019

It’s been an exceptionally busy year in the pensions world. No sooner do schemes get towards the end of GMP reconciliation and rectification work than GMP equalisation steps out of the courtroom and into our working lives.

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Client survey 2018

Staying one step ahead in the pensions world - How well do we help our clients meet the challenges of the future? The future of pensions looks different from one day to the next. From looming increases in auto-enrolment contributions to DB pension scheme failures and unpredictable regulatory shifts – it’s...

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Help with Defined Benefit pension schemes

Defined Benefit pensions have become more and more complex in recent years, with a dramatic increase in legislation. Over the same period, the cost to employers of providing pensions has...

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Help with Defined Contribution pensions

For many years, Defined Benefit workplace pension schemes were the norm, providing an income for life based on your salary. Today, Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes have become the main...

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firstmoney – A personal finance programme for your employees

Improve staff retention and productivity by lifting away your employees’ financial anxieties, with our tailored financial education programmes.

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5 things to ask your trustee board at the next actuarial valuation

To make sure you’re not paying too much money into your pension scheme, here are 5 questions employers should ask their trustee board.

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First Actuarial case studies

The Kennel Club

Concerned about the risk of an Employer contribution increase as a result of high liabilities, Trustees of the Kennel Club Pension Fund turned to First Actuarial.

“They’re extremely professional and helpful. Their input always seems sound, logical and well presented. First Actuarial handled the transition well, they provide us with helpful guidance, and have delivered what they promised when they pitched for the work.”



The RSPB was determined to minimise the impact of its new defined contribution scheme on employees, and appointed First Actuarial to support the transition and select a provider with strong ethical values.

“I would definitely recommend working with First Actuarial. Their consultants went over and above the call of duty to make sure the project progressed smoothly.”


Bolton Cares

Taking responsibility for care services previously provided by a local authority, Bolton Cares turned to First Actuarial for help in setting up a competitive and affordable DC pension scheme for its staff.

“They’ve been really helpful and professional throughout the project, and we’ll use them again if we need specialist advice.”

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