Following British American Tobacco's £3.4bn buy-in this month, Kim Kaveh speaks to some of the key players about the process.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has had a busy first half of the year, racking up nearly £6bn of bulk annuities with defined benefit (DB) schemes, giving it a market share of just over 23% of the market...
Longevity swap transactions will hit a record-breaking level of £25bn this year, Willis Towers Watson has predicted.
Schemes are increasingly looking at longevity hedging as part of their de-risking process, according to a survey by Insight Investment.
Insurers are now able to accommodate up to £30bn of bulk annuity transactions every year with no impact on pricing, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Increasing demand for global longevity reinsurance could lead to higher bulk annuity prices but less exact matching for longevity hedging, says Mercer.
The Electricity North West Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has invested in an £805m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows.