The Airways Pension Scheme's £4.4bn buy-in with Legal & General, announced this morning, is set to mark a 'fundamental shift' in market dynamics with deal volumes of £20bn-plus for 2018 now looking possible, consultants say.
LCP partner Charlie Finch told PP the APS deal took total buy-in and buyout volumes announced to date in 2018 to £13.7bn, breaking the record set in 2014 of £13.2bn with over three months of the year...
The number of defined benefit (DB) scheme members with benefits protected by an insurer will double by the middle of the decade, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Aviva Life & Pensions has concluded an £875m buy-in with its own staff pension scheme, following on from a similar transaction last year.
Just Group has completed a £74m pensioner buy-in with the UK pension scheme of a US-listed engineering business.
The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has secured a £146m buy-in with Canada Life in its fourth bulk annuity and its sponsor’s tenth overall.
The Prudential Staff Pension Scheme has entered into a £3.7bn longevity swap with Pacific Life Re, insuring the longevity risk of over 20,000 pensioners.