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All hands on deck: MNOPF CEO Andy Waring

All hands on deck: MNOPF CEO Andy Waring

The Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has been a success story on how to de-risk a pension scheme. The Old Section of the fund, which is for benefits accrued up to April 1978, has undergone three buy-in insurance transactions and is now on the cusp of entering into a full buyout and ultimate wind-up. Chief executive Andy Waring, who joined MNOPF in 2008, explains how he has steered the ship through these choppy waters, including preparing the scheme for buy-in and communicating the process to members.

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Crisis alpha: preparing for the worst

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Brave new world: is this the end of the annuity?

Brave new world: is this the end of the annuity?

The words ‘pensions’ and ‘revolutionary’ are  not often to be found in the same sentence,  but the announcement in the March Budget  that anyone over the age of 55 will be able to  take their entire pension pots as cash was,  indeed, revolutionary.

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Gordon Brown warns independent Scotland faces pensions ‘time bomb’

Gordon Brown warns independent Scotland faces pensions ‘time bomb’

Scottish pensioners are "better protected" while Scotland shares "risks and resources" with the rest of the UK, Gordon Brown will claim later today.

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A mug’s game

Clearly, the next move in policy will be a rise in the official policy rate, which has remained at that record low for more than five years. Given the strength of the UK economy, the Bank of England (BoE) may well be the first major developed country central bank to take this momentous step. The financial markets are currently expecting this move in late 2014 or early 2015.

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Bring me sunshine

"UK economy showing first rays of sunshine” - Danny Alexander

Today we take a step back from the short-term fluctuations and intent focus of the markets on the monetary policy dynamics of the US and eurozone that have dominated market analysis of late and take a look at the UK.

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