Greater regulatory focus on covenant, holistic risk management, and long-term targets has helped proactive schemes approach their endgames earlier, says Adolfo Aponte.
Against a backdrop of high-profile corporate failures and heated debates before parliamentary select committees, the growth of the bulk purchase annuity (BPA) market has brought much more welcome news...
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.