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.
The Pensions Trust has appointed Lynda Howe as chairman of its board of directors and Keith Nunn as deputy chairman.