The Marks and Spencer (M&S) Pension Scheme has insured around 15% of its pensioner liabilities through two bulk annuity insurance policies with Aviva and Phoenix Group.
Struggling children's retailer Mothercare has announced plans to overhaul its store portfolio through a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), by closing 50 shops and negotiating reduced rents.
The National Grid Electricity Group has completed an intermediated longevity swap with Zurich for the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS).
David Weeks says pension schemes need to give attention to risks that flow from longevity trends.
Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) has agreed to reinsure around $1.2bn (£900m) of Pension Insurance Corporation's (PIC) longevity risk.
The Toshiba Pension and Assurance Scheme has completed a £170m deferred member buyout. Stephanie Baxter looks at the details of the deal.
A second bulk annuity has been agreed for the Kingfisher Pension Scheme. Victoria Ticha speaks to the trustee about this next step in its journey towards self-sufficiency
The Kingfisher Pension Scheme has completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), covering around £200m of liabilities for 400 pensioner members.
Greg Wenzerul has been appointed Zurich's first head of longevity risk transfer, as it seeks to grow its business in the market.
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
Prudential has sold £12bn in annuity assets to reinsurance business Rothesay Life as part of its M&G demerger announced today.
Post Office has agreed a £450m bulk annuity for its section of the Royal Mail Pension Plan, insuring all 5,700 members with Rothesay Life.
The Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme has been fully insured in a bulk annuity deal completed by Aviva, almost a decade after receiving the regulator's first financial support direction (FSD).
Hymans Robertson has appointed Michael Abramson as a partner and risk transfer specialist to grow its risk reduction offerings.
MMC UK Pension Fund's Frank Oldham tells Stephanie Baxter how its £3.4bn longevity swap came about and why it chose a captive structure
Five schemes sponsored by advertising firm WPP have completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation - insuring £140m of pensioner and deferred liabilities.
Scottish Widows has reinsured the longevity risk for around £1.3bn of its bulk annuity liabilities with The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA).
Schemes looking to take advantage of attractive longevity swap pricing face a number of challenges in 2018. Victoria Ticha looks at some of the key themes.
The buy-in and buyout market is on course for a record-breaking year as demand continues to rise amid attractive pricing. Victoria Ticha looks at what to expect
Robert Wagstaff and Caroline Cruickshank assess the benefits of using third-parties to help manage longevity swap valuation and collateralisation
Hymans Robertson has appointed Baljit Khatra as a risk transfer consultant as the firm prepares for the busiest year ever for the bulk annuity market.
Five in six schemes are potentially at higher risk because they do not have formal contingency plans in place, according to research by Barnett Waddingham.
The number of FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) schemes at least 80% funded on a buyout basis almost doubled over 2016, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
MorganAsh has launched three services to help defined benefit (DB) schemes improve the accuracy of their data and understand their true liability levels.