Almost two-thirds of FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes invest more than 50% of their assets in bonds, according to a report by JLT Employee Benefits.
Bulk annuity deals transacted by Just Group totalled £718m in the first half of this year compared to £296m in H1 2017, according to its latest results.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has completed a £60m buy-in deal for the Civil Aviation Authority's defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Buy-in and buyout pricing could increase due to future capital requirements for insurers holding equity release mortgage assets to back deals. Victoria Ticha looks at what it means for trustees
Trustees of the 600 Group's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme have agreed to a £201m buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
The Pension Protection Fund has seen its funding level improve by 1.2 percentage points, after enjoying above target returns in a year when it took on pension schemes of big corporates like Carillion.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) pension scheme has insured £50m of pensioner liabilities through a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Richard Favier says the process for regulated apportionment agreements is complex, lengthy, expensive, but there is a solution
The trustees of the Siemens defined Benefit (DB) scheme have completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), covering around 6000 members.
Funds that match and link credit with liability-driven investing (LDI) have been launched by BMO Global Asset Management in a bid to simplify the process of de-risking defined benefit (DB) schemes.
PA Consulting has completed a full buyout of its £850m scheme with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
PP asks three lawyers about how the key legal issues schemes facing schemes conducting or considering risk reduction exercises
The Aliaxis UK Defined Benefit Pension Scheme has completed a buy-in transaction with Just Group totalling £85m, structured across two tranches of pensions in payment.
Heathrow Airport's defined benefit (DB) plan has completed a £325m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) financed by an innovative corporate bond.
Baroness Ros Altmann says more DB trustees should seek independent forensic analysis on the sponsor's business and financial position
The local authority pension fund recently bought protection for its £2.6bn equity portfolio ahead of its 2019 valuation. Stephanie Baxter looks at how the strategy works
The trustees of the Littlewoods Pensions Scheme have agreed an £880m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows.
The Marks and Spencer (M&S) Pension Scheme has insured around 15% of its pensioner liabilities through two bulk annuity insurance policies with Aviva and Phoenix Group.
Struggling children's retailer Mothercare has announced plans to overhaul its store portfolio through a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), by closing 50 shops and negotiating reduced rents.
The National Grid Electricity Group has completed an intermediated longevity swap with Zurich for the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS).
David Weeks says pension schemes need to give attention to risks that flow from longevity trends.
Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) has agreed to reinsure around $1.2bn (£900m) of Pension Insurance Corporation's (PIC) longevity risk.
The Toshiba Pension and Assurance Scheme has completed a £170m deferred member buyout. Stephanie Baxter looks at the details of the deal.
A second bulk annuity has been agreed for the Kingfisher Pension Scheme. Victoria Ticha speaks to the trustee about this next step in its journey towards self-sufficiency