Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
The giants of the pensions world - defined benefit (DB) schemes who measure their assets in billions - have little trouble in offloading their liabilities to insurers, with ten mega deals of at least £1bn...
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has found a lower cohort life expectancy for both men and women in its 2020 table, even after zero-weighting data related to Covid.
Rothesay has concluded a £120m buy-in with the West Ferry Printers Pension Scheme, covering all remaining pensioner and deferred liabilities.
The Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company (MetLife) has reinsured approximately $5bn (£3.6bn) of Rothesay pension liabilities.
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Aon's Dave Barratt says the bulk annuity market was very resilient, with a well-functioning insurance market, large volumes of business written and 2020 finishing up as the second busiest year on record.
The uncertainty surrounding the potential impact of so-called long Covid and behavioural changes heightens the need for schemes to increase their longevity hedging, says Prudential Financial.