Amrit McLean of Aviva considers an alternative approach to liability management exercises
BSW Timber has saved £5m in liabilities and reduced its deficit by a quarter due to a medically underwritten mortality study (MUMS).
The Alcatel-Lucent Pension Scheme has completed a £300m pensioner buy-in with Aviva.
The JLT UK Group Pension Scheme has completed a further buy-in contract with Prudential to insure £85m of its defined benefit (DB) liabilities.
Dexion Capital and Credit Suisse will float an insurance-linked security investment trust.
Club Vita and Deutsche Borse have launched a range of longevity indices in a bid to expand the longevity swap market and open it up to smaller schemes.
Professional Pensions assembled a panel of three industry experts to talk about how insurance-based risk reduction deals can be implemented in practice.
Senior officials tell Raquel Pichardo-Allison pension services could easily be exported to suit insurers
UK - Goldman Sachs' insurance subsidiary Rothesay Life has bought a majority holding in Paternoster following a four-month sale process.
Trustees could be on the hook for liabilities up to 15 years after a buyout has occurred if they fail to take adequate insurance cover, lawyers warn.
Helen Fowler looks at the developing innovation of the ‘captive model' - where a pension fund sponsor uses its own in-house insurer to cover its benefit obligations
GLOBAL - Multi-national companies have started to look at using in-house insurers to tackle their funding issues. Helen Fowler reports
Sponsors have been looking at using in-house insurers to tackle their funding issues. Helen Fowler asks if this is the most effective way
UK - One of British Airways' two pension schemes has insured £1.3bn (US$1.9bn) of pensioner liabilities in a buy-in deal with Rothesay Life.
GLOBAL - Well over two-thirds of respondents said they have not considered insuring their longevity risk.
Mercer has launched a pension buyout index in anticipation of escalating demand for de-risking products this year.
CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has led a group of investors in the acquisition of American International Group's (AIG) Canadian mortgage insurance business, OTPP said.
Tom Selby talks to the Association of British Insurers' interim director-general Maggie Craig about auto‑enrolment, personal accounts, and the need for a cultural shift in the nation's attitude to saving
US - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has released its latest pension insurance data book, providing information on trends among defined benefit schemes in the private sector.
GLOBAL - Pension funds could achieve greater investment diversification by incorporating insurance-linked instruments in their portfolios, Watson Wyatt said.
Pension funds could achieve greater investment diversification by incorporating insurance-linked instruments in their portfolios, Watson Wyatt says.
While already successful in its native Japan, Nomura Asset Management is looking to expand on a global scale, but are they looking before they leap? Raquel Pichardo-Allison reports
Rachel Alembakis reports from the fourth annual Global Pensions/Westpac Currency Management Forum held in Sydney
The Pension Protection Fund's financial situation might drive trustees to consider a buyout to prevent their scheme falling into the lifeboat fund, Paternoster says.