Multinational communication services giant WPP has completed a £250m buy-in for two of its pension schemes with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) as the insurer celebrated a “healthy pipeline” of deals amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
The advertising, public relations, and technology firm had already covered liabilities in five of its schemes in a £140m buy-in with the same insurer in February 2018. The latest deal, completed in December...
The TI Group Pension Scheme, sponsored by industrial technology firm Smiths Group, has completed a £142m buy-in with Aviva.
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is asking for industry views to address the “exceptional” mortality data seen throughout the coronavirus pandemic as it updates its mortality projections model.
The bulk annuity market’s ‘repeat buyers’ will continue to drive market volumes through 2020 with cautious insurers on the hunt for “a track record of successful deals”, Aon says.
A burgeoning superfund market could be on the cards within three years as defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees and sponsors face myriad legislative, economic, and capacity issues, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Around £12.6bn of buy-ins and buyouts were completed in the first half of 2020 despite the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) analysis.