Defined benefit (DB) schemes are not taking advantage of "exceptional" pricing for bulk annuities, with most schemes insured in H1 being repeat buyers, Aon Hewitt has said.
Norwich-based family business Jarrold & Sons has entered into a £19m buy-in with Aviva, insuring benefits for over 500 members.
Hedging appetite fell during the second quarter of this year as a lack of index-linked gilt supply continued to bite, BMO Global Asset Management has said.
Trustees are increasingly using buy-ins to reduce pensioner liabilities. But, as James Phillips discovers, they could be failing to extract maximum value from these deals.
Last week's agreement on a regulated apportionment arrangement (RAA) to split Tata Steel UK (TSUK) from its defined benefit (SB) pension fund fails to answer fundamental questions.
The regulator and lifeboat fund have agreed plans to sever the £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme from Tata Steel UK after months of negotiations with the trustee and sponsor.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes will offload around £700bn of liabilities to insurers over the next 15 years, latest analysis by Hymans Robertson has suggested.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has entered into two buy-ins with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), and a longevity swap with Legal & General (L&G).
Mizuho Capital Markets has offloaded its hybrid pension fund through a transfer exercise and ultimately a buyout with Legal & General (L&G), following a corporate reorganisation.
Legal & General (L&G) has recorded a bumper first half of the year for de-risking deals as its business in this area more than doubled from the same period in 2016.
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Despite a challenging year, the lifeboat fund has weathered the storm with strong returns and an improved funding level. Stephanie Baxter analyses its annual report
2017 marks Legal & General's 30th year in the bulk annuity market. In this article Ashu Bhargava discusses how pricing has evolved in that time, ultimately giving pension scheme trustees greater opportunities than ever to de-risk.
Vesuvius has signed a £15m deal with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) to insure further pensioner members in its UK defined benefit (DB) scheme.
More than half (55%) of defined benefit (DB) schemes are now cashflow negative, yet many do not have formal de-risking plans, according to research.
The Continuous Mortality Investigation's (CMI's) longevity model is a useful projection tool for schemes but, as Amy Kessler explains, it has key limitations.
The 3i Group Pension Plan has completed a £200m buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), its first insurance policy so far.
The trustees of the Tullett Prebon Pension Scheme have agreed to insure all liabilities through a bulk annuity with Rothesay Life.
Deficits could fall by hundreds of billions of pounds if the six-year stall in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend. However, there is a risk of taking too much notice of short-term changes, writes Stephanie Baxter.
Schemes could see huge reductions in their liabilities on a funding basis if the recent slowdown in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend, according to PwC.
Sponsoring employers are increasingly updating mortality assumptions at a more frequent rate to keep on top of changes in pension liabilities, according to Mercer.
Trustees of the Monsanto Pension Plan have agreed a £100m buy-in, protecting benefits for around 150 pensioners.
Con Keating says pre-pack administrations do not pose a moral hazard issue, and the problem is actually perverse incentives
Phoenix Group's senior corporate pensions actuary Richard Zugic speaks to PP about how a longevity swap was transformed into a bulk annuity for the PGL Pension Scheme in the first deal of its kind.