The Pearson Pension Plan has agreed two buy-ins worth £1.2bn and has laid the groundwork for more bulk annuity contracts in the future.
The two deals - completed with Aviva and Legal & General (L&G) - each cover around 2,400 pensioner members, and a combined two-thirds of pensioner liabilities, and are split equally between the two insurers....
Castings has agreed a £72m buy-in contract for its two defined benefit pension schemes with Aviva.
Multinational communication services giant WPP has completed a £250m buy-in for two of its pension schemes with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) as the insurer celebrated a “healthy pipeline” of deals amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Many key pension scheme risks fall outside the IRM framework and are therefore often left unmitigated. Matthew Giles looks at how to tackle these areas.
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.