Press Release commenting latest figures showing rise in final salary scheme deficits for FTSE 100 companies caused by falling equity markets and disappointing corporate bond returns.
Article published in the Yorkshire Post explaining why the latest falls in asset prices have led to worrying deficits in UK final salary pension schemes, which will hasten the demise of such schemes.
Ros delivered the keynote speech at Professional Adviser’s Expert Investor Forum in London outlining her ideas on demography, pensions and the need for radical reform.
Ros comments on why she thinks the pension accounting changes proposed by the Accounting Standards Board, suggesting that companies should use a risk free discount rate and do not include forecast salary increases, are a sensible idea.
Presentation given to LSE conference on Financial Markets Crisis, explaining how savers will be affected and the need to restore savings incentives.
Article published in Daily Mail on 24 September 2007 explaining why the lack of compensation for pension victims is indefensible after the hurried bail-out of Northern Rock depositors.
Ros’ comments on how the recent turbulence in credit and equity markets is likely to affect pensions, both final salary and money purchase.
Ros’ comments on the new Pension Regulator’s issue of its first Financial Support Direction against Sea Containers.
Presentation to the Pensions Trust trustee Awayday in Leeds, outlining the history of the problems in the UK pension system and some thoughts about the future.
Ros’ initial reaction to revelations about the advice given to Gordon Brown in 1997 ahead of his decision to remove dividend tax relief from pension funds, explaining that the decision was irresponsible.