Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has predicted the total volume of buy-ins and buyouts will surpass £15bn in the first half of this year, more than double 2018 H1 volumes.
Around £12.9bn of deals has so far been disclosed this year, including the £4.6bn partial buy-out by the Rolls-Royce Pension Fund with Legal & General - the largest ever bulk annuity conducted in the UK....
More needs to be done to speed up DB to DC transfers but, as Jonathan Stapleton says, more also needs to be done to protect members.
The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) took on 2,566 early resolution cases in 2018/19 after onboarding a team from The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS), according to its annual report and accounts.
The lifeboat fund is in a good position despite reserves taking a £0.6bn hit. But the ramifications of the EU judgment on member compensation is an area of concern for CEO Oliver Morley, writes Stephanie Baxter