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.
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