The ICI Pension Fund has completed four buy-ins over the last year to take its total benefits insured past £5bn in a strategy advisers say sets a blueprint for other large schemes.
The scheme completed buy-ins worth £800m with Prudential in November 2014 and June this year, and secured a further £1bn of benefits in deals with Legal and General (L&G) in March and June of this year....
Keen insurer pricing and streamlined services will lead to a surge in demand from smaller schemes to undertake bulk annuity transactions, Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) predicts.
With bulk annuity markets becoming increasingly busy before Covid-19, James Geer looks at what steps trustees can take to improve their chances of transacting.
The British Bankers’ Association Pension Scheme (BBA) has completed a £95m bulk purchase annuity transaction with Aviva.
The 3i Group Pension Plan has agreed a £650m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring the remaining benefits within the scheme.
Pension schemes and life insurers should be prepared for a modest change to their assumptions for mortality rates in the post-Covid-19 world, an academic study suggests.