Titel: Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom
Autor/en: David Blake
OXFORD UNIV PR
Juni 2003 - gebunden - 770 Seiten
Never has there been so much media interest in pensions as there is currently. Never has the pensions world changed so rapidly as it has over the last few years. This new edition of Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom provides the latest information on all the key state and private pension schemes operating in the UK within the context of its long historical development since medieval times. It also examines government pensions policy over the last twenty years, and looks ahead to future trends and concerns.
PART I: THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PENSIONS AND PENSION SCHEMES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 1. The Development of State Pensions; 2. The Development of Occupational, Personal, and Stakeholder Pension Schemes; 3. The Role of the State in the Development of Pensions and Pension Schemes; PART II: PENSIONS AND PENSION SCHEMES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 4. The Basic State Pension Scheme, the Minimum Income Guarantee, and the Pension Credit; 5. The State Second Pension Scheme and its Predecessors; 6. Occupational Pension Schemes; 7. Personal and Stakeholder Pension Schemes; 8. Self-Employed, Partners', Executives', and Directors' Pension Schemes; 9. Pension Choices and Retirement Decisions; 10. Pensions and Public Policy; PART III: PENSION FUNDS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 11. Pension Funding in the United Kingdom; 12. Pension-Fund Investments; 13. Pension-Fund Management; 14. Pension-Fund Investment Performance; 15. The Consequences of Pension Funds for Capital Markets; PART IV: POSTSCRIPT; 16. The Ideal Pension Scheme; Appendix: Pensions-Related Organizations; Glossary
David Blake is Professor of Financial Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Chairman of Square Mile Consultants, a training and research consultancy. He is also a Senior Research Associate, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics; Senior Consultant, UBS Pensions Research Centre, London School of Economics; and Research Associate, Centre for Risk & Insurance Studies, University of Nottingham Business
"David Blake sets a new standard for the notion of "in depth analysis" with his encyclopedic description of pension schemes and funds in the United Kingdom . . . This book is an indispensble resource for anyone who is serious about understanding pensions . . . I recommend this book for three reasons. It offers a comprehensive and dispassionate discussion of the relevant policy issues pertaining to the provision of retirement income. It contains a concise yet surprisingly thorough description of pension investment concepts and practices, including unusually accessible review of key quantitative tools. He looks into the future and offers a provocative list of the attributes of the ideal pension scheme."