Pensions are a major public policy issue in most OECD countries and it is not difficult to understand why. In most countries, pensions represent a large fraction of government fiscal obligations, a burden which is forecasted to increase yet further as the “baby boom” generation approaches retirement. At the same time, private pensions are a major component of financial markets (for example, in the UK the value of pension funds is approximately equal to 100% of UK GDP) and an important contributor to savings, investment and economic growth.
The Pensions Institute (PI) is the first and only U.K. academic research centre focused entirely on pensions research. The purpose of this centre is to serve as a clearinghouse for information on pensions, with particular emphasis on the U.K. system, and to publicize PI research and activities.
Interview with David Blake on the development of the Life Market over the last 20 years (17 July 2022).
You can watch the interview here.
The Eighteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference will take place in London, on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September 2023.
The Seventeenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference took place on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September 2022.
Sixteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference took place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August 2021 in Denmark.
Fifteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference took place on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th September 2019 in Washington DC, USA.
Longevity 15 Website
Call for Papers
Fourteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference took place on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st September 2018 in Amsterdam.
Thirteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference took place on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd September 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
- Longevity 13 Website (Bayes)
- Call for Papers
Pensions Workshop: DC plans in the UK and the Netherlands – exchanging experiences
Date: Monday, 9 April 2018
Location: Cass Business School, City, University of London, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ.
See the list of Speakers here
Download Programme here:
Photographs of the Event can be found here
DC Plans in the UK and the Netherlands: exchanging experience – David Blake
Pension Reforms in the Netherlands this Millenium: from DB via CDC to DC? – Bastiaan Starink
Royal Mails Journey to CDC – Jenny Hall & Derek Benstead
Intergenerational Risk Sharing in Dutch Pension Plans – Ed Westerhout
Regulatory Issues – Julian Barker & Robin Ellison
Collective Defined Contribution Regulatory Issues – Julian Barker
The Truth – and Myths! – about CDC – Kevin Wesbroom
How to Design a Universal Good DC Plan. Evidence from Sweden, Netherlands, Chile and Australia – Stefan Lundbergh
The Independent Review of Retirement Income published its report and a summary of responses to its consultation paper on 2nd March 2016
The report entitled “We Need a National Narrative: Building a Consensus around Retirement Income” can be found here.
A Summary of the Report can be found here.
The Consultation response can be found here.
The Press Release can be found here.
Media Coverage can be found here.
The Individual Chapters of the Report can be found as below:-
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7
LifeMetrics Open Source R code for Stochastic Mortality Modelling is available here:
Two new books from the Director of the Pensions Institute
- Pension Economics [Review] [Chinese Language Edition]
- Pension Finance [Review] [Chinese Language Edition]
Two old books from the Director of the Pensions Institute
- Issues in Pension Funding (Routledge Revivals)
- Modelling Pension Fund Investment Behaviour (Routledge Revivals)