The bulk annuity market’s ‘repeat buyers’ will continue to drive market volumes through 2020 with cautious insurers on the hunt for “a track record of successful deals”, Aon says.
A burgeoning superfund market could be on the cards within three years as defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees and sponsors face myriad legislative, economic, and capacity issues, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Around £12.6bn of buy-ins and buyouts were completed in the first half of 2020 despite the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) analysis.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) Group secured £3.5bn of defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities throughout the first half of the year, although adjusted profits fell by nearly three-quarters.
This year might prove to be a blip in the growth of the bulk annuity market despite volumes trending towards £25bn, according to Mercer.
The Marathon Service (GB) Limited Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has completed a £610m full buy-in with Rothesay Life, covering the benefits of more than 1,400 members.
The Hitachi UK Pension Scheme has agreed and completed a £275m buy-in deal with Legal & General (L&G) covering the remaining benefits in the scheme.
The Siemens Benefits Scheme has agreed a £530m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring the benefits of more than 2,300 pensioner members.
The ICI Pension Fund has completed its ninth buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring a further £70m of benefits and bringing total insured benefits with L&G to around £5.8bn.
Just Group completed £460.3m of bulk annuity deals in the six months to 30 June, its half-year results have revealed.
The Littlewoods Pensions Scheme has completed a buy-in covering just under £930m of around 6,500 members’ benefits with Rothesay Life, the majority of which relate to deferred members.
There have now been a total of over 50 buy-in and buyout deals of over £500m announced since 2007. The full list is as follows...
Longevity swap usage is expected to grow further as more reinsurers enter the market to hedge the risk of deferred members, according to Mercer.
The Countrywide Farmers Retirement Benefits has secured a £100m buy-in with Legal & General, insuring members’ benefits above Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation levels.
The LV= Employee Pension Scheme has agreed a buy-in of around £800m with Phoenix Life after converting an existing longevity swap.
The Premaberg Holdings Limited Retirement Benefits Plan has agreed a £5m buy-in transaction with Just Group.
Amy Kessler, Professor Andrew Cairns, Professor David Blake and Marsha Kessler look at how schemes can make longevity assumptions post-Covid
Prudential Retirement reinsured $1.7bn (£1.4bn) of UK pension scheme longevity risk in the first half of the year, it has revealed.
The money used to insure pension liabilities can help met the government’s agenda to ‘build, build, build’, says Johnny Chow
The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has hedged the longevity risk of around half its defined benefit (DB) liabilities through a £1.4bn longevity swap completed with Zurich and Canada Life Reinsurance.
The Brandsby Agricultural Trading Association (BATA) has agreed a £13m buyout with Legal & General (L&G), securing benefits for all 120 members of the BATA Superannuation Pension Scheme.
The IPC Media Pension Scheme has agreed a £290m buy-in with Rothesay Life, insuring benefits for around 500 pensioner members.
The Willis Pension Scheme has entered into a longevity swap transaction with Munich Re to manage longevity risk in relation to around £1bn of pensioner liabilities.
The Pension Superfund (PSF) has moved a step closer to completing its first deal with the official registration of the superfund as an occupational pension scheme by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).