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Looking After Members’ Interests

  1. 1. Pensions Management Institute – Trustee Seminar 26 June 2013 Looking after Members’ Interests PMI Trustee Seminar America Square Conference Centre, London 1 Redington 13-15 Mallow Street London EC1Y 8RD T. 020 7250 3331
  2. 2. Pensions Management Institute – Trustee Seminar 26 June 2013 2 Non-cash funding Statement by The Pensions Regulator (November 2010) The regulator’s view remains that – generally – the best form of support for a scheme is direct and unconditional cash contributions. However, there has been an increase in the use of mechanisms that do not involve only direct and unconditional cash payments from scheme employers to fund schemes. These mechanisms can strengthen the employer covenant, or support to the scheme, by providing the scheme with an enforceable legal arrangement which reduces risks to members.
  3. 3. Pensions Management Institute – Trustee Seminar 26 June 2013 3 Contingent assets • Guarantees • Security • Escrow • Letters of Credit Business assets • Direct transfer Asset-backed • Priority of cash flows • Security over assets Cash Alternatives to cash
  4. 4. Pensions Management Institute – Trustee Seminar 26 June 2013 20122008200620042002 Sponsors fear trapped surplus Smarter use of balance sheet TPR/PPF brings focus on contingent assets Letters of credit (National Grid) Corporate guarantee Sponsor affordability tested Escrow (Marconi) Banks develop products LP/trust structures (M&S, Sainsbury’s, Diageo) Super-security (KKR/Boots) Leveraged transactions Accelerated cash (Somerfield) Business assets (John Lewis, HSBC) Market drivers Popular solutions 4 Non-cash funding – a brief history 2010 2013 TPF funding statement and emphasis on flexibility (?)
  5. 5. Pensions Management Institute – Trustee Seminar 26 June 2013 Case study: Non-cash contributions can result in smarter use of balance sheet 5 Simplified bank balance sheet Pension scheme balance sheet Securities Loans Asset contribution Equity Deposits and other funding Pension deficit Assets Liabilities Investments Asset contribution Pensioners Deferreds Actives Assets Liabilities Portfolio of assets is contributed to pension scheme. This reduces both the asset and liability sides of the bank’s balance sheet, while increasing pension assets and reducing pension deficit. Sponsor is regulated UK banking institution
  6. 6. Pensions Management Institute – Trustee Seminar 26 June 2013 6  Reduces pension deficit and risk  Reduces bank balance sheet leverage and funding requirements  Reduces capital consumption on assets contributed (RWAs)  Reduces capital charges for pensions risk  Improves bank liquidity position  Improves P&L as reported under IAS19 by reducing interest on the deficit Benefits to the bank sponsor Benefits to the pension scheme  Improves funding position of the scheme  Strengthens sponsor covenant  Provides access to attractive assets, often consistent with the liabilities  Reduces risk of scheme Challenges to overcome  Valuation differences (eg, pension scheme MTMs its investments whereas bank may value an asset at accrual plus impairments)  Structure and complexity of the exposure  Ongoing portfolio management requirements  Operational and administrative requirements  Illiquidity considerations  Due diligence requirements of pension scheme  “Headline” risk and managing the message Case study: benefits and challenges
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