Pensions clarity can hit investor risk perception

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Share COMPANIES which disclose pension liabilities in their accounts are increasingly taking a hit on investor perceptions, regardless of whether or not they have a pension deficit, new research has shown.Over half of finance directors surveyed in a recent PwC study on attitudes to pensions accounting said that information disclosed in their accounts gave investors a negative impression of the company, even if they are taking action to reduce risk.“While many companies are taking action to reduce the risk that pension liabilities pose to the business, they are not always getting credit for this by failing to clearly communicate the benefits,” said Brian Peters, a pensions partner at PwC. “Perversely, risk reduction exercises can sometimes have a negative impact on investors’ perceptions by drawing attention to the significance of pension liabilities.”The research comes after it emerged that pension liabilities of UK companies had rocketed by a fifth over the past year, reaching a record £1.2 trillion at the end of the summer. Many firms have come under fire recently for running large pension deficits, including BT, British Airways and BAE Systems. Pensions clarity can hit investor risk perception Show Comments ▼center_img Sunday 14 November 2010 10:10 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Deutsche Boerse posts fourth quarter loss as it gears up for New York merger

first_img DEUTSCHE Boerse yesterday reported a fourth-quarter loss of €61.2m (£51.6m), yet said it was optimistic for the year ahead as it gears up to merge with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).The Frankfurt-based exchange was forced to pay a €453.3m charge on its International Securities Exchange business. The bourse recorded the €61.2m net loss for the three months to 31 December, compared with a €33m loss for the same period a year earlier. The exchange hit revenues of €518.4m for the final quarter of last year, up 2.7 per cent on a year earlier.Analysts had projected a higher loss and lower revenues for the group.Frank Braden, analyst at Standard & Poor’s, said: “We think that Deutsche Boerse is well positioned to benefit from improving equity volume growth.”Braden added: “We remain positive on the proposed merger with the New York Stock Exchange.” Share KCS-content Tags: NULL Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Wednesday 16 February 2011 7:42 pm Deutsche Boerse posts fourth quarter loss as it gears up for New York merger whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more