JLT Pension Capital Strategies head of buyouts Martyn Phillips looks at how medically underwritten bulk annuity deals could cut the cost of de-risking.
Speaking at the Professional Pensions Risk Reduction Forum, Phillips examines which schemes could benefit and looks at what steps trustees can take to prepare.
A number of pension schemes have been prompted to lock in gains with a move into bonds after the estimated deficit across FTSE 100 DB pension schemes improved by £36bn, over the 12 months ending 30 June last year, JLT Employment Benefits found.
HM Treasury has agreed in principle to give NEST a £329m contingent liability guarantee in the event of the master trust's wind up or closure.
AMP Capital has set up a dedicated team to help institutional investors, including pension funds, invest in infrastructure through direct equity allocations.