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
Just Group has completed a £158m pensioner buy-in with the Wyeth Group Pension and Life Assurance Scheme, bringing its total bulk annuity sales for 2018 to £1.3bn.
Hilary Salt asks if it is legitimate for trustees who have a fiduciary duty to members to assume that surplus should only be spent on locking in to lower returns
Buy-in and buyout pricing for British pension schemes could hike if the US or Canadian bulk annuity markets boom, Legal and General (L&G) has predicted.
Savers are being warned by the Insolvency Service to guard their pension pots from investment scammers and negligent trustees as it winds up 24 companies.
The Co-operative Group's Somerfield Pension Scheme has completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), insuring the benefits of its pensioner members.
The first specialist independent firm advising pension schemes on bulk annuities or moving to a consolidator has been set up with ambitions to shake up the market.
Jane Kola looks at what pension funds can they do to improve their chances of concluding a successful deal on good terms
The Reuters Pension Fund has completed a £625m full pensioner buy-in with Canada Life in the insurer's largest ever deal.
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has reinsured £1.2bn of its longevity risk with French company SCOR, the second deal between the two insurance companies.
The bulk annuity market is set to grow to historically high levels in 2019 with £30bn worth of deals expected over the year, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
The Rentokil Initial 2015 Pension Scheme has secured a buy-in covering 14,200 members in a £1.5bn deal with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Insurers are set to face a "flood of requests" from pension schemes for buy-in contracts to be restructured to allow for guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation, Aon warns.
The pension insurance market could be set for another record-breaking next year as schemes are already "in the queue" for deals at the start of next year, says Hymans Robertson.
Susan Martin says there are lots of challenges to grapple with ahead of next year's LGPS valuations.
Bulk annuity sales at Just Group have nearly doubled, with total deals amounting to nearly £1.1bn, the insurer's nine-month results reveal.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) are set to receive even less in sponsor insolvencies as the Treasury moves the taxman higher up the repayment ladder.
Significantly improved funding levels and bulk annuity options have brought forward the need for defined benefit (DB) trustees to renew their focus on endgame planning.
Scottish Widows has completed a bulk annuity deal for the Hitachi UK Limited Pension Scheme.
Andy Palmer says trustees and employers should prepare for a no deal, which could pose big risks to sponsor covenants
The aggregate risk across defined benefit (DB) schemes in the FTSE 100 has fallen by almost a quarter since 2017 but 12.5% are still at risk of failure, research suggests.
There have now been a total of 44 buy-in and buyout deals of over £500m announced since 2007. The full list, provided courtesy of LCP, is as follows...