UK - Lower prices and better income security for scheme members have increased the popularity of occupational pension fund buyouts over the past twelve months, according to Watson Wyatt.
A survey by the consultants found 62% of pension fund respondents were considering a buyout within the next ten years; exactly double the number of those who answered similarly the year before. Steven...
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