Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has announced plans to raise further debt capital in order to support business growth in a burgeoning bulk annuity market.
Rothesay Life completed around £700m of bulk annuity transactions in the first half of 2019, according to its latest trading update.
The lifeboat fund's reserves have fallen by £0.6bn but investment performance weathered significant market volatility, increasing assets under management by £2bn.
The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has secured a £176m buy-in with Canada Life, its second with the insurer.
Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has predicted the total volume of buy-ins and buyouts will surpass £15bn in the first half of this year, more than double 2018 H1 volumes.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has so far racked up £5.8bn of buyouts and buy-ins with defined benefit schemes this year, while reinsuring £7bn of longevity risk, it has revealed.
Following Rolls-Royce's record buyout earlier this month, James Phillips speaks to some of the key players about the process.
Legal & General Reinsurance (L&G) has launched what it claims is the UK's first pension risk transfer (PRT) execution platform to be driven by blockchain technology.
There have now been a total of 48 buy-in and buyout deals of over £500m announced since 2007. The full list, provided courtesy of LCP, is as follows...
The Rolls-Royce UK Pension Fund (RRPF) has insured benefits for around 33,000 pensioners in a record-breaking buyout with Legal & General (L&G).
Matthew Harrison looks at what the forthcoming defined benefit funding code of practice means for pension schemes
Sackers has set out key areas for trustees to focus on and keep high up on their agendas after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced last year.
The Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme has completed buy-in deals worth £1.4bn with two insurers, mirroring similar transactions last year.
The Royal Mail Defined Benefit Cash Balance Scheme (DBCBS) has ended its first full-year with a £9m actuarial surplus, the company says.
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