2017 marks Legal & General's 30th year in the bulk annuity market. In this article Ashu Bhargava discusses how pricing has evolved in that time, ultimately giving pension scheme trustees greater opportunities than ever to de-risk.
2017 marks Legal & General's 30th year in the bulk annuity market. In the first of three articles, Ashu Bhargava reflects on some of the key changes in the industry over the past three decades
A guide has been published to help trustees and other industry professionals understand how medical underwriting can be used to de-risk defined benefit (DB) schemes.
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.
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.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has concluded a £300m buy-in with the trustees of the VA Tech UK Pension Scheme, including a retrocession to Siemens' captive reinsurer.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has written £900m of bulk annuity premiums in the first quarter of 2016 according to its end of year results.
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.
Low & Bonar has completed a medically underwritten buy-in of £34m of liabilities within its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
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.
As medically underwritten deals reach record levels, PP looks at why this market is booming.
Prudential has signalled its bulk annuity volumes will reduce as new regulatory capital buffers will make it harder to make the business profitable.
The Pensions Institute has predicted there will be rapid growth in medically underwritten bulk annuities as schemes turn to ‘top-sliced' deals and traditional insurers get into the market.
Volumes of buy-ins and buy-outs exceeded £11bn for 2015 according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Aviva answers key questions facing the bulk annuity market
Aviva looks at the three things it believes are crucial to the success of the de-risking process and how to arrive at these 'happy endings'.
Aviva looks at how trustees can assess the benefits of medical underwriting in bulk annuities.
Aviva will do more mid-sized bulk annuity deals with companies over the remainder of the year after more than doubling its bulk business.
Legal & General (L&G) has seen record growth in its annuity business following increase in demand for bulk annuities, according to the group's half yearly report.
Annuities should continue to play an important role in retirement planning and free guidance, according to research published today by the International Longevity Centre (ILC).
Annuities will continue to be a substantial part of the at-retirement market in ten years' time, albeit smaller, according to new research by Towers Watson.
The General Motors UK Pension Plan has entered into a £230m buy-in with Rothesay Life to cover the benefits of all of its 11,000 members.