In the second of a two-part series, Russell Lee (left) and Tom MacAulay (right) from Legal & General's Pension Risk Transfer business look at pension consolidation vehicles (PCVs) from an insurance perspective
Boris Mikhailov looks at the risks and benefits for schemes targeting self-sufficiency
The 3i Group Pension Plan has agreed a £95m bulk annuity transaction with Legal & General (L&G).
Prudential Retirement has completed around $2.6bn (£2bn) of reinsurance contracts for UK pension scheme longevity risk since the start of the year, it has disclosed.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published contingency planning guidance for trustees to help them manage risk.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch UK Pension Plan has insured benefits for 915 pensioner members in a £400m buy-in with Scottish Widows.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched its inaugural student essay competition.
Scottish Widows has completed two bulk annuity transactions totalling £830m, insuring benefits for the Peugeot Advanced Pension Plan and the QinetiQ Pension Scheme.
Marc Hommel says some employers are insufficiently prepared to engage their trustees on how they intend to manage liquidity and other adverse aspects resulting from Brexit
The challenges for small pension funds to buy out their liabilities are well-known. A solution has emerged and is set to become popular across the DB universe, writes Stephanie Baxter
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has entered into a £40m agreement with Greatwell Homes to support the development of 600 affordable homes in Northamptonshire.
The Laird Pension Scheme has completed a £110m buyout with Rothesay Life, insuring benefits for 940 members.
The trustees of the Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan have completed a full £1.2bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation - covering the scheme's £900m final salary section as well as a £300m money purchase section.
The volume of insured buyouts from FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) schemes could increase from £5bn to £300bn by 2029, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
The Howden Group Pension Plan has completed a full pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring benefits for around 2,000 members.
A rarely-used insurance product guarantees the payment of DRCs in the worst-case scenario. James Phillips asks if it is appropriate for DB schemes
Pension Insurance Corporation's (PIC) bulk annuity business transacted £7.1bn of buy-ins and buyouts over the course of 2018, its annual results reveal.
Phoenix Group transacted £800m of bulk annuities in 2018, its first year in the market since completing a deal with its own scheme two years ago.
The National Express UK Pension Scheme has completed a full buy-in with Rothesay Life, insuring benefits for all members.
The amount of hedging against interest rate risk rose to £31.7bn in the fourth quarter of last year, according to BMO Global Asset Management.
Stephanie Baxter says some local councils' attempts to find new ways to make savings are welcome but must have strong safeguards
The Pearson Pension Plan has entered into a £500m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) in the insurer's first deal of 2019.
An innovative funding structure has been agreed for Croydon Pension Fund. However, there are some concerns about the arrangement. Stephanie Baxter reports
Jonathon Land says 'wait and see' is no longer an option and trustees should be proactive to ensure they are on a robust footing ahead of 29 March