The trustees of the Cancer Research UK Pension Scheme have signed a £250m pensioner buy-in with Canada Life, bringing the insurer into the mid-range de-risking market.
The Aon Minet Pension Scheme has successfully completed a bulk enhanced transfer value (ETV) exercise in the latest stage of its de-risking strategy.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is proposing a new levy rule for schemes that cease to have a substantive sponsor following a restructuring in order to protect other levy payers.
The Land Securities Group of Companies' defined benefit (DB) pension fund has bought out around three quarters of its liabilities through a buy-in with Just.
JRP Group has revealed its defined benefit (DB) de-risking sales were 24% down in 2016 compared to 2015 due to stagnation following a rush to beat incoming Solvency II requirements.
Smiths Group's TI Group Pension Scheme has insured £130m of pensioner liabilities with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), bringing the scheme's total insured liabilities to £1bn.
Lincoln Pensions has hired five covenant advice specialists to support the firm's increased growth following its recent acquisition by Cardano Group.
The total value of annuity deals was 30% higher in 2016 than at the previous market peak in 2014, Aon Hewitt's UK Risk Settlement Bulletin has revealed.
The trustees of the Alcatel-Lucent Pension Scheme have agreed a £100m pensioner buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Zurich has completed a £300m longevity hedge swap with an undisclosed pension scheme of a small firm, marking its fifth such deal in 13 months.
The top 100 UK companies should forego 2017 dividend payments to open new avenues to scheme de-risking, JLT Employee Benefits has said.
Just Retirement and Aliaxis have agreed a £36m medically-underwritten bulk annuity deal in a bid to reduce longevity risk exposure.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has completed a £90m buy-in deal for the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Sponsoring employers are being too cautious amid low interest rates and missing out on advantageous de-risking opportunities, according to analysis by JLT Employee Benefits.
Michael O'Higgins argues a sensible approach to assessing DB cash flow needs would lead to better business decisions.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is working on plans to impose a levy on schemes that do not have a substantive sponsoring employer after a restructuring.
LCP's de-risking report predicts the market for buy-ins and buyouts could top £15bn in 2017. Helen Morrissey takes a closer look.
International Accounting Standards Board chairman, Hans Hoogervorst, has said arguments to change the accounting standard are "flawed" as it should reflect the economic reality, no matter how ugly.
A quarter of schemes may see no improvement in deficits in 20 years because many are still not integrating long-term covenant risk, according to research.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes should be allowed to restructure benefits to sort out funding deficits, according to top UK pension funds in a poll by Sackers.
The Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has priced £250m of subordinated debt issuance to meet expected bulk annuity demand from defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Steve Webb looks at the potential impact of a new measure of inflation called CPIH.
The UK's 5,945 defined benefit (DB) schemes had a £306bn surplus under realistic investment return assumptions by the end of October, according to First Actuarial.
Legal & General has completed a £1.1bn pension buyout for the Vickers Group Pension Scheme which is part of the Rolls-Royce Group.