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...
The number of defined benefit (DB) scheme members with benefits protected by an insurer will double by the middle of the decade, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Aviva Life & Pensions has concluded an £875m buy-in with its own staff pension scheme, following on from a similar transaction last year.
Just Group has completed a £74m pensioner buy-in with the UK pension scheme of a US-listed engineering business.
The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has secured a £146m buy-in with Canada Life in its fourth bulk annuity and its sponsor’s tenth overall.
The Prudential Staff Pension Scheme has entered into a £3.7bn longevity swap with Pacific Life Re, insuring the longevity risk of over 20,000 pensioners.