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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 published its report and a summary of responses to its consultation paper on 2nd March 2016

The report entitled "We Need a National Narrative: Building a Consensus around Retirement Income" can be found here.
A Summary of the Report can be found here.
The Consultation response can be found here.
The Press Release can be found here.
Media Coverage can be found here.

The Individual Chapters of the Report can be found as below:-

Front Matter
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7

Pension Insight's 50 most influential People in Pensions 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

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

Robin Ellison, Professor of Pensions Law at the Pensions Institute, has been appointed a Special Advisor to the Work and Pensions Select Committee's Review of the BHS Pensions Scheme.

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: