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...
Much like when selling a house, DB plans need to tidy up before approaching the bulk annuity market, says David Ellis.
Just Group has completed a £340m buy-in with the Ibstock Pension Scheme in the insurer’s largest ever bulk annuity transaction.
Punter Southall has launched a defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidator in a bid to allow small schemes to cut their running costs, reduce risk and improve benefit security and governance.
With a recent rise in the number of smaller schemes undertaking bulk annuity transactions, Charlotte Quarmby sets out why now might be the right time for smaller pension schemes looking to de-risk.
Wilton Re has made an investment in Clara Pensions to support the consolidator’s growth and development.