Many schemes are actively thinking about defined benefit (DB) consolidation and are waiting in the wings for the superfunds to prove themselves before engaging, Clara says.
Scheme advisers have reported to the consolidator that they have had numerous conversations with trustee boards that are considering taking the step, but want to see how early deals play out first...
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The Carter & Parker Limited Staff Retirement Benefits Plan (1975) has agreed a £9.3m bulk annuity deal with Canada Life.
The Aegon UK Staff Retirement and Death Benefit Scheme has secured a £144m buy-in with Phoenix, covering around a quarter of pensioner liabilities.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has agreed a £750m bulk annuity transaction, converting a pensioner longevity swap held by the Scottish Hydro Electric Pension Scheme (SHEPS) into a buy-in.
There has been a 30% reduction in the number of small scheme buy-in and buyout transactions, highlighting how insurer attention has shifted towards larger deals.