The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has found a lower cohort life expectancy for both men and women in its 2020 table, even after zero-weighting data related to Covid.
Rothesay has concluded a £120m buy-in with the West Ferry Printers Pension Scheme, covering all remaining pensioner and deferred liabilities.
The Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company (MetLife) has reinsured approximately $5bn (£3.6bn) of Rothesay pension liabilities.
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Aon's Dave Barratt says the bulk annuity market was very resilient, with a well-functioning insurance market, large volumes of business written and 2020 finishing up as the second busiest year on record.
The uncertainty surrounding the potential impact of so-called long Covid and behavioural changes heightens the need for schemes to increase their longevity hedging, says Prudential Financial.
Rothesay wrote £7bn of bulk annuity business over the course of last year, with 12 further schemes now benefitting from the insurer’s policies.
Deutsche Bank AG has agreed a £570m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General for the defined benefit (DB) (UK) Pension Scheme.
Around £1trn of pension risk could be insured by just over a decade’s time as bulk annuity volumes grow rapidly, also boosting insurers’ rankings in the FTSE 100, according to Hymans Robertson.
The Mowlem (1993) Pension Scheme has secured the benefits of around 1,000 members in a buyout with Legal & General (L&G) offering income above compensation levels.
Pension schemes increased their inflation hedging in the final quarter of 2020 as major issues were concluded in a “momentous geopolitical quarter”.
Legal & General (L&G) agreed over £7bn of buy-ins and buyouts with UK schemes over the course of 2020, it has confirmed.
The Aberdeen City Council Transport Fund has agreed a £230m buy-in with Rothesay in the insurer’s first deal with a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund.
The Legal & General (L&G) Group UK Senior Pension Scheme has agreed an assured payment policy (APP) deal with its insurer sponsor.
The defined benefit (DB) scheme of Evonik Holdings UK has agreed a £544m full buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society.
Pension risk transfer volumes this year will look similar to those in 2020 as market volatility creates opportunities for schemes able to act fast, according to Willis Towers Watson.
The Pension Schemes Bill has been scheduled for ping-pong, its penultimate step before becoming law.
The Marie Curie defined benefit (DB) scheme has entered into a circa £30m full scheme buy-in agreement with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society.
Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company has announced it completed four longevity reinsurance transactions with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society last year.
Michael Bushnell looks at the continuing impact of the pandemic on employer covenant and ESG risks, and how schemes can plan ahead.
Between £30bn and £40bn of pension risk is expected to be transferred to insurers via buy-ins and buyouts this year, Aon says.
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...
The Maersk Retirement Benefit Scheme has agreed a £1.1bn buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, protecting benefits for around 4,900 members.
The BBC Pension Scheme has completed a £3bn longevity swap deal with Zurich and Canada Life Reinsurance, covering the risk of pensioner and dependent members.
The Aon Retirement Plan has completed a £510m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows, insuring members in the Aon Bain Hogg Pension Scheme section.