The bulk annuity market is set to grow to historically high levels in 2019 with £30bn worth of deals expected over the year, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
These levels will see 2019 beat the record of 2018 with current volumes at £18.6bn, which broke 2014's record of £13.2bn. Longevity swaps are set to double compared with 2018, to over £10bn, and the...
The bulk annuity market’s ‘repeat buyers’ will continue to drive market volumes through 2020 with cautious insurers on the hunt for “a track record of successful deals”, Aon says.
A burgeoning superfund market could be on the cards within three years as defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees and sponsors face myriad legislative, economic, and capacity issues, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Around £12.6bn of buy-ins and buyouts were completed in the first half of 2020 despite the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) analysis.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) Group secured £3.5bn of defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities throughout the first half of the year, although adjusted profits fell by nearly three-quarters.
This year might prove to be a blip in the growth of the bulk annuity market despite volumes trending towards £25bn, according to Mercer.