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Monthly Market Commentary – August 2017

Christian von Canstein   

Our August issue of Monthly Market Commentary provides a market review up until 31 July on the equity markets, credit spreads, nominal yields, UK inflation, real yields and a comment on investing cash balances.

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August 2017 issue of Compass

Amid a largely quiet August there have been a few developments of note. In particular, the Government’s commitment to ban pensions cold-calling, limit the statutory right to transfer to occupational schemes and make it harder for fraudsters to open new pension schemes. The Pensions Regulator is continuing with its theme to improve scheme governance by describing who would fall within the scope of a professional trustee and consequently is expected to work to a higher standard.

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Global Legislative Update - July 2017

Global Benefits Team   

Our Global Legislative Update summarises recent legislative developments and trends related to employee benefits, highlighting recently passed and pending legislation. This quarter's issue includes updates on changes in key countries including the USA, Canada, Argentina, The Philippines, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

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July 2017 issue of Compass

The big news story for July is the Government’s announcement that it intends to follow the Cridland Review’s recommendation and increase the State Pension age from age 67 to 68 between 2037 and 2039. Once legislated, this would bring forward the increase to age 68 by seven years based on the current timetable. Nevertheless, the timetable is not yet set in stone because there will be a further review based on the latest life expectancy figures before the legislation is made.

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Monthly Market Commentary – July 2017

Christian von Canstein   

Our July issue of Monthly Market Commentary provides a market review up until 30 June on the equity markets, credit spreads, nominal yields, UK inflation, real yields and a comment on equity risk.

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Funding Level Index

Mark Evans   

Our Funding Level Index shows an improvement in the funding level in the 3 months to 30 June 2017 and analysis of this movement.

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