Analysis of the Longevity Assumptions of Employers' Occupational Pension Schemes

Wu, Jian (2007) Analysis of the Longevity Assumptions of Employers' Occupational Pension Schemes. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Occupational pension schemes have experienced important challenges in recent years. There is obvious increase in the expectation of life (longevity risk), and therefore an increase in the cost of the pension. Defined Benefit Pension Scheme has great impact on the cost of employers. This makes many companies in UK and other countries have large deficit. Employers now have to concern about pension schemes in their reported accounts. IAS 19 requires firms to understand their assets and liabilities of their pension schemes. Before 2005, there were not many companies disclose mortality assumptions. However, from 2006, most FTSE 100 firms have done so.

The dissertation is going to do an analysis of pension schemes assumption about mortality. It will analyse the assumptions that firms make about longevity. The information would be available for many schemes when firms prepare their accounts in accordance with IAS 19. The purpose of my dissertation would then be proving or disproving my hypothesis through verifiable procedures.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: longevity, expectation of life, defined benefit, pension scheme, auditor, male and female
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 20:52

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