Commissioned project - This project uses household survey data to examine the likely financial circumstances and behaviour of people during retirement

The project involves three distinct strands, all of which exploit recently available data from large-scale household surveys to contribute to a greater understanding of the future prospects for retirement resources in Britain:

  1. The evolution of wealth and financial behaviour in Britain since 2006
  2. Differences in economic circumstances across successive cohorts
  3. Simulating the future distribution of incomes, and income-poverty, among older people
Project conducted by:

The Institute of Financial Services (IFS), with funding from the IFoA, as well as: Age UK; Department for Work and Pensions; Economic and Social Research Council; HM Treasury; Investment Management Association; Money Advice Service; Financial Conduct Authority; Just Retirement; and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Events and waypoints: Presentations to stakeholders will run until the project closes in June 2015.
Outputs:

The final outputs of the programme of work will comprise at least one published report for each of the three projects. These will be published as part of the IFS publications series and made freely available on the IFS website.

Outputs that have already been produced from the programme include A. Hood and R. Joyce (2013), The economic circumstances of cohorts born between the 1940s and the 1970s, IFS Report.  Other interim reports may also be published in due course.

Status: Ongoing
Commenced: 1 June 2013

 

Contact Details

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of our funding for member-led research please contact the Research and Knowledge Team:

arc@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.