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Pension Scheme Health Worsens over the Quarter - LGIM Defined Benefit Health Tracker

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) DB Health tracker – a monitor of the current health of UK DB pension schemes – has found that a typical DB pension scheme can “expect” to pay 93.7% of accrued pension benefits.

28 Nov 2019

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The analysis for this quarter, which takes into account the risk that a sponsor might default and the impact that would have on scheme’s members, found that 6.3% of accrued pension benefits would not be paid on average across their scenarios.

How manageable a pension scheme’s deficit is depends on a number of factors, and not just size. This includes the strength of the sponsor, the size of the deficit relative to the size of the assets, the quality of the investment strategy, and the economic and demographic risks in the scheme.