Misconceptions about bulk annuities may be hindering schemes from being able to get good deals, according to speakers at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) conference.
The UK's 5,945 defined benefit (DB) schemes have an overall funding ratio of 133% under realistic investment return assumptions, according to First Actuarial.
Cardano Group has acquired covenant specialist Lincoln Pensions in a deal that will enable the firms to provide integrated risk services to pension schemes and sponsors.
The ICI Pension Fund has revealed it completed another two buy-ins worth almost £1bn in September with two major insurers.
Aon Hewitt has combined its liability management and risk settlement teams in response to increased pension scheme demand to accelerate their journey to buyout.
Closed book consolidator Phoenix is to acquire Abbey Life from Deutsche Bank for £935m.
The trustee of soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr's defined benefit scheme has insured 50% of its total pensioner liabilities through Canada Life.
As the issue of DB deficits continues to cause headaches, Charlotte Moore looks at how they can be dealt with.
With demand for bulk annuities predicted to reach £350bn by 2026, supply may not be able to keep up, which could push up pricing. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at whether it is an issue and what it means for schemes.
Defined benefit scheme (DB) trustees and sponsors need to think more about how factors such as vaping and obesity will affect longevity risk, according to Mercer.
Legal & General's (L&G) pension risk transfer business has hired Frankie Borrell from Partnership.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has launched a consultation on changes to actuarial assumptions in valuations used in sponsor insolvencies and to determine risk-based levies.
Aon Hewitt has launched a broking service called Bulk Annuity Compass to help schemes with the purchase of a bulk annuity.
RAA could be on the cards for British Steel scheme following 'collapse' of special deal to change pension law
The British Steel Pension Scheme could seek to use a regulated apportionment agreement (RAA) if the government shelves controversial plans to change pensions law to help the scheme.
Deficits could be reduced by hundreds of billions of pounds if schemes were able to move away from the Retail Prices Index (RPI).
The total funding level of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 index has worsened for the fourth month in a row, after further gilt yield falls.
Associated British Foods (ABF) expects its defined benefit (DB) scheme to have a £200m deficit by the end of 2016 due to tumbling bond yields.
Floor coverings manufacturer AIREA has cut its defined benefit (DB) scheme deficit after completing a pension increase exchange (PIE) exercise.
The majority of respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz agree with Neil Woodford's investment firm that de-risking has worsened scheme deficits.
Assets of the biggest 300 pension funds globally dropped by over 3% in 2015, the first fall in value since the financial crisis according to research.
Struggling sponsoring employers of defined benefit (DB) schemes should not be allowed to suspend annual pension increases according to PP research.
The number of bulk annuity market participants is expected to rise by 57% over the next five years according to Barnett Waddingham.
The total deficit for defined benefit (DB) schemes reached £710bn on a funding basis by 29 August amid further falls in gilt yields.
Pirelli has completed a longevity swap transaction with Zurich for £600m of liabilities across its two main defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.