Zurich has completed a £300m longevity hedge swap with an undisclosed pension scheme of a small firm, marking its fifth such deal in 13 months.
The "named life" deal advised by Mercer reinsured 80% of the longevity hedge through SCOR, while Zurich retained 20%. It means that Zurich has now helped small firms de-risk more than £1bn of pension...
The Old British Steel Pension Scheme (OBSPS) has agreed a £2bn full buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), one step closer to exiting Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment.
Much like when selling a house, DB plans need to tidy up before approaching the bulk annuity market, says David Ellis.
Just Group has completed a £340m buy-in with the Ibstock Pension Scheme in the insurer’s largest ever bulk annuity transaction.
Punter Southall has launched a defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidator in a bid to allow small schemes to cut their running costs, reduce risk and improve benefit security and governance.
With a recent rise in the number of smaller schemes undertaking bulk annuity transactions, Charlotte Quarmby sets out why now might be the right time for smaller pension schemes looking to de-risk.