The Leonardo Electronic Pension Scheme has concluded a £160m pensioner buy-in with Just Group in the scheme’s first risk transfer exercise.
The NG Bailey Scheme has agreed two pensioner buy-ins worth £66m with Just Group with support from K3 Advisory.
Size is important to make a bulk annuity deal stand out, but it is not the only factor, writes Gill Wadsworth.
Around £25bn of buy-ins and buyouts are set to be transacted this year despite the Covid-19 challenges, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Key players in the Dock Workers Pension Fund tell James Phillips the tale of getting to endgame ahead of plan
The Co-operative Pension Scheme (Pace) has agreed its third buy-in this year, insuring £400m of liabilities in the Co-operative Bank section of the scheme with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Castings has agreed a £72m buy-in contract for its two defined benefit pension schemes with Aviva.
Multinational communication services giant WPP has completed a £250m buy-in for two of its pension schemes with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) as the insurer celebrated a “healthy pipeline” of deals amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Many key pension scheme risks fall outside the IRM framework and are therefore often left unmitigated. Matthew Giles looks at how to tackle these areas.
The fall in pricing of credit assets due to Covid-19 has made bulk annuities more affordable for schemes with significant gilt holdings, according to XPS Pensions.
While market conditions may have put a dent in your de-risking plans, there is still plenty of preparation you can do and opportunities to take advantage of, says Michael Abramson.
Another £1.2bn of defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities were insured by Just Group last year, according to its preliminary full-year results.
After a year dominated by mega bulk annuity deals, K3 Advisory looks at how the Carter and Parker scheme made its £9.3m buy-in attractive to insurers.
Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
Legal & General (L&G) completed 28 bulk annuity transactions with UK pension schemes over the course of 2019, its annual report reveals.
The Xylem UK Pension Plan has confirmed a £255m buy-in transaction with Rothesay Life in the insurer’s first deal of 2020.
Scottish Widows completed five bulk annuity transactions in 2019, with liabilities insured exceeding £2bn.
The Co-operative Pension Scheme (Pace) has agreed a £1bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), insuring benefits for around 7,000 members.
Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has secured an £850m buy-in for its UK pension scheme with Legal & General (L&G).
The trustees of the £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) have secured £1.6bn of members’ pension benefits through a buy-in transaction with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
A significant increase in so-called ‘mega-transactions’ accounted for around two-thirds of the record-breaking bulk-annuity transfer volumes for 2019, Hymans Robertson analysis reveals.
The Co-operative Pension Scheme, known as Pace, has completed a £1bn buy-in with Aviva in the first announced bulk annuity deal of 2020.
Very few schemes have protection in place against longevity risk in their scheme liabilities. Howard Kearns explains why and how to rectify this
Three Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes have transferred £10bn of longevity risk to Pacific Life Re in the second-largest longevity swap ever.