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COVID-19 Response Site

Aon’s UK Retirement and Investment teams have established this resource site to support pension schemes and trustees in their response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in planning more generally for crises that may have an impact on employers, schemes, trustees and members.

This site is designed to present practical solutions that are actionable, timely and relevant to client needs.

For more information on the ways in which we can partner with you, please browse the list below.

 

COVID-19 Resources

Investment & Markets

Our Pensions Risk Tracker provides daily monitoring of the aggregate funded positions and risk levels of pension schemes of FTSE100 and FTSE350 companies. View real-time data to help you identify risk exposures in markets that are changing by the minute.

Our Risk Analyzer tool provides subscribers with a wealth of daily information and metrics specific to their pension scheme(s) including funded positions, accounting position and risk levels in aggregate or individually, with the ability to change projection assumptions in real time. Use this tool alongside your consultant to facilitate quick decisions in markets that are changing by the minute.

A selection of COVID-19 and market data charts together with the current views of Aon’s global asset allocation team.

In stressed markets, investors are distracted by media noise and often trapped by the behavioural financing of the crowd. In this paper, Aon’s experts look at two reasons why disciplined rebalancing is the right strategy.

Fiscal promises are surging globally as a response to the growing pandemic crisis – and, urgent fiscal needs mean that debt is needing to be monetised. The latest view from Aon’s asset allocation team explores how fiscal and monetary policy are converging.

A review of currency market volatility, the outlook for sterling and guidance for investors on how to protect their portfolios.

Aon’s Tapan Datta, Derry Pickford and Caroline Allensby-Green explored the recent market movements and how pension scheme investment portfolios should be reacting.

Aon’s asset allocation experts explore the globalisation of the developing coronavirus crisis and the wider impact for financial markets.

 

Pension scheme governance

It looks as if boards will need to continue to operate within this restricted environment for a prolonged period, and need to work out how we continue to operate in this environment for successive meetings. This document shares the immediate actions to take now, some actions to set up for the ongoing months and steps to take to support your business continuity plans in the future.

Our ten questions check the resilience of your DB pension scheme to a crisis, whether it be the current situation or something else. These address a range of core areas aligned to governance, investments, administration and member communications.

Our ten questions check the resilience of your DC pension scheme to a crisis, whether it be the current situation or something else. These address a range of core areas aligned to governance, investments, administration and member communications.

In a time when more and more of us are working in ‘isolation’, how do trustees continue to operate as effectively as possible?

 

Pension scheme risk settlement

With the number of coronavirus cases still increasing around the world and the effect of this pandemic being felt across many regions and industries, not a day goes by without new predictions about the economic and human impact.

Global retirement plans

The outbreak of COVID-19 is in different stages around the world. Some countries have been feeling the impact of the virus for several weeks, while others are just beginning to navigate a new reality. This special edition of our International Retirement Newsletter explores some of the most pressing issues.

Member options

This paper gives our initial views on the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on member options in UK defined benefit pension schemes.

Employee Wellbeing

Employers have a significant role to play in helping their employees thrive in this new working environment, however temporary. This document outlines some key suggestions we believe employers should consider in order to support their employees in these challenging times.