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 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