The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has completed a £207m buy-in with Canada Life to insure pensioner benefits.
Hilary Salt says rather than designing new DB superfunds, wouldn't it be better to grow to appreciate and improve our existing superfund?
The Pearson Pension Plan has agreed two buy-ins worth £1.2bn and has laid the groundwork for more bulk annuity contracts in the future.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has agreed a £590m buy-in to insure all pensioner liabilities in the Wolseley Group Retirement Benefits Plan.
PP asks four independent trustees about the progress their schemes are making on de-risking, the bars to risk reduction and future trends.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to Pilkington Superannuation Scheme trustee chairman Keith Greenfield and PIC head of origination structuring Uzma Nazir about the deal
There are increasing calls to review the process for regulated apportionment arrangements, which are still rare. Stephanie Baxter explores the rationale for a more flexible framework.
The Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) UK Pension Fund has finalised a £3.4bn longevity risk transfer to the global reinsurance market through a captive solution.
As schemes move towards cashflow negative status, many are looking to insure their members' liabilities. James Phillips explores creative ways to approach buy-ins
The embattled multi-employer Plumbing & Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme has purchased a £560m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G).
Phoenix has confirmed it will enter the buy-in and buyout market on an "incremental" basis after completing its first buy-in with its own pension scheme in 2016.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are not taking advantage of "exceptional" pricing for bulk annuities, with most schemes insured in H1 being repeat buyers, Aon Hewitt has said.
Norwich-based family business Jarrold & Sons has entered into a £19m buy-in with Aviva, insuring benefits for over 500 members.
Hedging appetite fell during the second quarter of this year as a lack of index-linked gilt supply continued to bite, BMO Global Asset Management has said.
Trustees are increasingly using buy-ins to reduce pensioner liabilities. But, as James Phillips discovers, they could be failing to extract maximum value from these deals.
Last week's agreement on a regulated apportionment arrangement (RAA) to split Tata Steel UK (TSUK) from its defined benefit (SB) pension fund fails to answer fundamental questions.
The regulator and lifeboat fund have agreed plans to sever the £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme from Tata Steel UK after months of negotiations with the trustee and sponsor.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes will offload around £700bn of liabilities to insurers over the next 15 years, latest analysis by Hymans Robertson has suggested.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has entered into two buy-ins with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), and a longevity swap with Legal & General (L&G).
Mizuho Capital Markets has offloaded its hybrid pension fund through a transfer exercise and ultimately a buyout with Legal & General (L&G), following a corporate reorganisation.
Legal & General (L&G) has recorded a bumper first half of the year for de-risking deals as its business in this area more than doubled from the same period in 2016.
Professional Pensions spoke to two Mercer experts about transferring risk to insurers. Here is what they had to say…
Despite a challenging year, the lifeboat fund has weathered the storm with strong returns and an improved funding level. Stephanie Baxter analyses its annual report
2017 marks Legal & General's 30th year in the bulk annuity market. In this article Ashu Bhargava discusses how pricing has evolved in that time, ultimately giving pension scheme trustees greater opportunities than ever to de-risk.