Loans and Finance

Loans and Finance


News and information about loans, money, debt, finance and business issues.
Powered by

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Pensions Black Hole

As the economic downturn continues, and negatively impacts the FTSE, pension schemes are feeling the effects.

Actuarial consultants Lane Clark & Peacockfell, report that pensions went into a £41BN deficit in mid-July, reversing last year's £12BN surplus.

The effective and efficient management of pensions require a very long term view of market ups and downs. Unfortunately, current pension reporting requirements introduced in 2002 do not take a the long term view and encourage short termism of the worst kind.

A major overhaul of pension reporting is required urgently.

No comments:

Post a Comment