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The Carter & Parker Limited Staff Retirement Benefits Plan (1975) has agreed a £9.3m bulk annuity deal with Canada Life.
The Aegon UK Staff Retirement and Death Benefit Scheme has secured a £144m buy-in with Phoenix, covering around a quarter of pensioner liabilities.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has agreed a £750m bulk annuity transaction, converting a pensioner longevity swap held by the Scottish Hydro Electric Pension Scheme (SHEPS) into a buy-in.
There has been a 30% reduction in the number of small scheme buy-in and buyout transactions, highlighting how insurer attention has shifted towards larger deals.