Tendencies to prefer the status quo and familiar names can result in slower or more irrational decisions, Aon says. James Phillips explores the impediments to risk settlement.
Pension scheme trustees are guilty of letting their own biases influence their rationality in decision-making, but they may not know it. These biases can impact any stage of a risk settlement process...
Almost £35bn of defined benefit (DB) liabilities have now been insured this year after yet another giant buy-in by the Asda Group Pension Scheme with Rothesay Life.
There have now been a total of around 50 buy-in and buyout deals of over £500m announced since 2007. The full list, provided courtesy of LCP, is as follows...
FTSE 100 risk settlement transactions have reached £70bn as a third of these firms remove longevity risk, according to Aon.
The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has agreed a £2.8bn buy-in deal with Rothesay Life, covering the benefits of an unspecified number of pensioner members.
As the risk reduction market gets busier and busier, Jonathan Stapleton says preparations must become more comprehensive for schemes to gain a foothold.