The Cadbury Mondelēz Pension Fund has agreed a £520m buy-in with Rothesay Life, insuring benefits for around 1,900 pensioner members.
The deal relates to a representative subset of pensioner liabilities, with the premium paid in gilts and cash. Alongside a £500m buy-in completed in 2009, the scheme has now insured around 20% of its £4.6bn...
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has found a lower cohort life expectancy for both men and women in its 2020 table, even after zero-weighting data related to Covid.
Rothesay has concluded a £120m buy-in with the West Ferry Printers Pension Scheme, covering all remaining pensioner and deferred liabilities.
The Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company (MetLife) has reinsured approximately $5bn (£3.6bn) of Rothesay pension liabilities.
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Aon's Dave Barratt says the bulk annuity market was very resilient, with a well-functioning insurance market, large volumes of business written and 2020 finishing up as the second busiest year on record.
The uncertainty surrounding the potential impact of so-called long Covid and behavioural changes heightens the need for schemes to increase their longevity hedging, says Prudential Financial.