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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.


The Independent Review of Retirement Income. On 24 November 2014, The Pensions Institute released a Consultation Paper relating to The Independent Review of Retirement Income set up by Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Pensions Secretary. Listed below are the Consultation Paper, the Template for Responses and the Press Release.  The closing date for responses is 20 February 2015. 

Pension Insight's 50 most influential People in Pensions 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

David Blake's interview in Corporate Adviser November 2011 12: Twelfth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference will take place on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th September 2016 in Chicago USA.

LifeMetrics Open Source R code for Stochastic Mortality Modelling is available here:

Two new books from the Director of the Pensions Institute

Two old books from the Director of the Pensions Institute

New book on pensions


IPE Pensions Scholarship Fund: