The volume of bulk annuity deals written in the first half of 2016 was 40% smaller compared to the previous year, according to Aon Hewitt.
A trend whereby insurers are providing fewer buyout quotations for smaller schemes has accelerated since the end of 2015, according to JLT.
The industry and regulator should act to implement an early warning system for beleaguered DB schemes according to Silverfinch.
The amount of hedged defined benefit (DB) liabilities grew to £741bn by the end of 2015 according to KPMG.
Matthew Fletcher has been made a senior consultant in Aon Hewitt’s risk settlement group.
Aegon has sold the final third of its UK annuity portfolio to Legal & General (L&G) as part of its strategy to free up capital from non-core business.
A shift in longer dated gilt yields of 0.3% triggered by a Brexit could change defined benefit (DB) liabilities by £70bn according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
The trustees of the Aon Retirement Plan have concluded a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) for around a third of the £3bn-4bn scheme.
EIOPA's decision to not impose a solvency-based funding regime on pension funds has been welcomed but has it really gone for good, asks Stephanie Baxter?
Despite ditching controversial solvency-based funding rules, EIOPA's proposed reporting regime will add costs and complexity.
Volatility of bulk annuity pricing is likely to continue in the coming months amid difficult market conditions according to Aon Hewitt.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has written £900m of bulk annuity premiums in the first quarter of 2016 according to its end of year results.
The bulk annuity market had a record final quarter in 2015 as buy-in and buyout deals totalled £5.4bn, according to LCP.
Prudential has seen a 46% fall in individual annuity sales during 2015 following the introduction of the April pension freedoms.
Bulk annuity business in 2016 will outstrip last year's levels despite a slow start due to the introduction of Solvency II, according to Willis Towers Watson.
As the EU referendum looms closer it is entirely possible the UK could end up leaving Europe. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds a Brexit could be both good and bad for pensions.
As the number of small bulk annuity deals have fallen year on year despite overall growth in the market, Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how small schemes can avoid being squeezed out.
Rothesay Life has entered into talks to buy Aegon's £8bn ($11.57bn) annuity book according to Sky News.
As insurers implement new capital buffers that make bulk annuities less profitable, Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how it will impact the market.
Short-term bulk annuity pricing has become less predictable due to volatile market conditions and insurers adjusting to Solvency II, according to Aon Hewitt.
Prudential has signalled its bulk annuity volumes will reduce as new regulatory capital buffers will make it harder to make the business profitable.
Neil Copeland looks at the growing need for trustees to be aware of the risks in their investment strategies.
Volumes of buy-ins and buy-outs exceeded £11bn for 2015 according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
The impact of Solvency II on bulk annuity pricing will be limited, but schemes with generous options could see hefty increases, finds Jack Jones