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.
Legal and General (L&G) has reinsured $800m (£598m) of longevity risk relating to pension liabilities in its bulk annuity business through Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC).
Toys R Us may have to pay around £9m into its defined benefit (DB) scheme so its restructuring deal can be agreed by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), according to reports.
All past and current members of three Pirelli defined benefit (DB) schemes have had their benefits insured through buy-ins worth £100m with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
The £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has insured around 2,500 pensioner members in a £490m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G).
A national debate is needed to consider whether the investment approach of defined benefit (DB) schemes is storing up problems for the future, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) president Sir Brian Souter has said.
The Former Registered Dock Workers Pension Fund has completed a £725m buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) in what is believed to be the biggest deal so far this year.
The six-year trend in falling life expectancy improvement rates has become "the new norm", according to 60% of scheme respondents to a Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) survey.
Member options often provide a win-win opportunity for all stakeholders involved in a pension scheme. Here, Aon analyses the different options available and why trustees and companies are making them available to pension scheme members.
Builders merchant JT Dove has slashed its forecasted defined benefit (DB) deficit by 11% after completing a medical underwriting study.
Prudential Insurance Company of America has agreed to reinsure around $1.2bn (£920m) of Pension Insurance Corporation's (PIC) longevity risk.
The school of thought that says there is no sustainability problem with defined benefit (DB) schemes is based on assumptions very far off from what actually happened over the past three decades, according to Cardano's chief executive officer.
The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has completed a £207m buy-in with Canada Life to insure pensioner benefits.