With pressures on health unlikely to abate in the near future, Aon's Guide to Risk Settlement analyses the cost of longevity reinsurance.
"The solvency deficit reported by our scheme actuary is much bigger than the company can afford. It's not worth us thinking about buyout now.. is it?"
Navigating the settlement market to find a solution that best meets an investor’s needs is a challenge that continues to plague the market
Concerns have been raised about making members more aware of risks to their defined benefit (DB) pensions, for fear of leading to panic and knee-jerk reactions.
The de-risking phenomenon is drying up long-term investment in younger generations as companies are forced to put more into defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to Ashok Gupta.
Longevity risk remains a top concern for a quarter of pension professionals according to research by State Street.
Chief financial officers (CFOs) are concerned they may have to sell their defined benefit (DB) assets at reduced prices to meet pension payments according to Hymans Robertson.
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.
PP explores the option of putting the British Steel scheme through the bulk annuity market.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has chosen risk management platform PFaroe to monitor its funding position and evaluate risk.
Scottish Widows will be one of the first providers to bulk switch its workplace pension customers into default funds tailored to freedom and choice.
PP looks at the importance of independent advice when doing a buy-in or buyout.
Bond allocations for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the FTSE 100 have soared from 49% to 59% of total assets in just six years.
The Employer Covenant Working Group (ECWG) has announced its formal launch as it publishes a guide for advisers, trustees and sponsors of defined benefit (DB) schemes.
PP looks at how the Just Retirement and Partnership merger could impact market competition.
Robin Ellison asks whether our approach to risk needs to change.
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.
The bulk annuity market had a record final quarter in 2015 as buy-in and buyout deals totalled £5.4bn, according to LCP.
LV= has said it will not launch into bulk annuities this year so that it can focus on its core strategy, but remains interested in the market.
Total funding levels of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 have continued to fall against a backdrop of market volatility and falling gilt yields.
Bulk annuity business in 2016 will outstrip last year's levels despite a slow start due to the introduction of Solvency II, according to Willis Towers Watson.
There would be little to gain from Britain leaving the EU, according to a paper from BlackRock Investment Institute (BII).
Ultra Electronics Holdings plans to close its £238m defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to future accrual from 5 April 2016.
Interest rate and inflation hedging levels rose during the last quarter of 2015 according to BMO Global Asset Management's Liability Driven Investment (LDI) survey.