Pension Schemes And Pension Funds In The United Kingdom by David BlakePension Schemes And Pension Funds In The United Kingdom by David Blake

Pension Schemes And Pension Funds In The United Kingdom

byDavid Blake

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Never has there been so much media interest in pensions as there is currently. Never has the pensions world changed so rapidly as it has over the last few years; we have seen the introduction of a new state supplementary pension scheme, new stakeholder pensions, and a flood of companiesclosing their final salary schemes and replacing them with defined contribution schemes. Never have there been so many complaints about our pension system; about the state pension falling behind earnings, about the misselling of personal pensions, about the perceived poor value of annuities, andabout high charges and poor investment performance. This new edition of Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom provides the latest information on all the key state and private pension schemes operating in the UK, including: the basic state pension, minimum income guarantee and pension credit; the state second pension; company pensionschemes; and personal and stakeholder pension schemes. It does this within the context of the long historical development of the UK pensions system since medieval times. It also examines government pensions policy over the last twenty years, in particular the reduction in state pensions and thetransfer of the burden of pension provision to the funded private sector. It also examines future trends and future concerns, such as increasing longevity and the adequacy of savings for retirement when people are young and in work. As most pension schemes are funded, the author also examines the latest issues in pension funding, such as the new accounting standard FRS17, active and passive fund management, investment risk budgeting and management, global investment performance standards, short-termism and the Myners review ofinstitutional investment. The book concludes with a proposal for the Ideal Pension Scheme.

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David Blake is Professor of Financial Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Chairman of Square Mile Consultants, a training and research consultancy. He is also a Senior Research Associate, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics; Senior Consultant, UBS Pensions Research Centre, London School of Economic...
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Title:Pension Schemes And Pension Funds In The United KingdomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:754 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.73 inPublished:April 3, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: The Historical Development of Pensions and Pension Schemes in the United Kingdom1. The Development of State Pensions2. The Development of Occupational, Personal, and Stakeholder Pension Schemes3. The Role of the State in the Development of Pensions and Pension SchemesPart II: Pensions and Pension Schemes in the United Kingdom4. The Basic State Pension Scheme, the Minimum Income Guarantee, and the Pension Credit5. The State Second Pension Scheme and its Predecessors6. Occupational Pension Schemes7. Personal and Stakeholder Pension Schemes8. Self-Employed, Partners', Executives', and Directors' Pension Schemes9. Pension Choices and Retirement Decisions10. Pensions and Public PolicyPart III: Pension Funds in the United Kingdom11. Pension Funding in the United Kingdom12. Pension-Fund Investments13. Pension-Fund Management14. Pension-Fund Investment Performance15. The Consequences of Pension Funds for Capital MarketsPart IV: Postscript16. The Ideal Pension SchemeAppendix: Pensions-Related OrganizationsGlossary

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