Trade body calls for pension accounting overhaul

A pension trade body will call for an overhaul of the underlying accounting
framework for pensions, which it believes can be held hostage to market swings,
Financial Times reports.

Lindsey Tomlinson, chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds,
said there is little point valuing pension assets at market prices which may be
subject to “panic selling”.

On Thursday he will call for the creation of a high-level panel of plan
sponsors, accounting standards setters and investors to look at reforming
current rules.

“What we are saying is that the current framework isn’t satisfactory,” Mr
Tomlinson said

“What I say is that we all know the efficient market hypothesis is a flawed
hypothesis and it is being talked about in the banking world, too.”

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