Blackrock has acquired the European private equity and infrastructure fund of funds arm of Swiss Re and entered into a strategic agreement with the re-insurance house.
The asset manager said the $7.5bn (£4.9bn) Swiss Re Private Equity Partners AG operation would be integrated with its existing private equity fund of funds group, BlackRock Private Equity Partners. ...
A buyout tool which provides schemes with up-to-date pricing and comparisons between insurers has been launched by JLT Employee Benefits.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach?
The trustees of GKN's pension schemes have agreed a package of mitigation measures that would improve funding to a "more prudent level" if Melrose's offer is accepted by shareholders next week.
While the new powers are welcome, most respondents doubt it will make a difference to the outcomes for members, Pensions Buzz respondents say.