The Bank of America Merrill Lynch UK Pension Plan has insured benefits for 915 pensioner members in a £400m buy-in with Scottish Widows.
The bank's largest pension scheme made the step as part of a long-term de-risking journey, with the deal helping to improve its long-term funding position. The scheme was advised by Aon and its Bulk...
The value of UK bulk annuity deals is set to quadruple in the 2020s when compared to this decade, Mercer has predicted.
Greater regulatory focus on covenant, holistic risk management, and long-term targets has helped proactive schemes approach their endgames earlier, says Adolfo Aponte.
The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has agreed its second buy-in this year, transferring £1.6bn of pension risk to Legal & General (L&G).
Without specialist help, smaller DB schemes are being left behind in a bulk annuity market increasingly focused on mega-deals, says Rob Dales.
Interest around DB consolidators is high but there remains regulatory uncertainty around their future. Lesley Carline looks at what the future might hold for this section of the market.