Scottish Widows completed five bulk annuity transactions in 2019, with liabilities insured exceeding £2bn.
The Co-operative Pension Scheme (Pace) has agreed a £1bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), insuring benefits for around 7,000 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...
Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has secured an £850m buy-in for its UK pension scheme with Legal & General (L&G).
The trustees of the £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) have secured £1.6bn of members’ pension benefits through a buy-in transaction with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
A significant increase in so-called ‘mega-transactions’ accounted for around two-thirds of the record-breaking bulk-annuity transfer volumes for 2019, Hymans Robertson analysis reveals.
The Co-operative Pension Scheme, known as Pace, has completed a £1bn buy-in with Aviva in the first announced bulk annuity deal of 2020.
Very few schemes have protection in place against longevity risk in their scheme liabilities. Howard Kearns explains why and how to rectify this
Three Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes have transferred £10bn of longevity risk to Pacific Life Re in the second-largest longevity swap ever.
There have now been a total of 27 longevity swaps over £1bn publicly announced. The full list, provided by Willis Towers Watson and through PP research, is as follows...
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) insured £7.2bn of scheme liabilities over the course of 2019, recording more new business than in any year prior.
Longevity swap transactions will hit a record-breaking level of £25bn this year, Willis Towers Watson has predicted.
Schemes are increasingly looking at longevity hedging as part of their de-risking process, according to a survey by Insight Investment.
Insurers are now able to accommodate up to £30bn of bulk annuity transactions every year with no impact on pricing, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Increasing demand for global longevity reinsurance could lead to higher bulk annuity prices but less exact matching for longevity hedging, says Mercer.
The Electricity North West Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has invested in an £805m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows.
Zurich has agreed to insure £800m of longevity risk for the pensioners of a FTSE 100-sponsored pension scheme.
The ESAB Group (UK) Limited Pension & Life Assurance Scheme has purchased a £255m full buy-in with Rothesay Life, covering benefits for all 900 members of the scheme.
The value of UK bulk annuity deals is set to quadruple in the 2020s when compared to this decade, Mercer has predicted.
Greater regulatory focus on covenant, holistic risk management, and long-term targets has helped proactive schemes approach their endgames earlier, says Adolfo Aponte.
The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has agreed its second buy-in this year, transferring £1.6bn of pension risk to Legal & General (L&G).
Without specialist help, smaller DB schemes are being left behind in a bulk annuity market increasingly focused on mega-deals, says Rob Dales.
Interest around DB consolidators is high but there remains regulatory uncertainty around their future. Lesley Carline looks at what the future might hold for this section of the market.
The Carter & Parker Limited Staff Retirement Benefits Plan (1975) has agreed a £9.3m bulk annuity deal with Canada Life.