Mercer has launched a defined benefit (DB) master trust in a bid to offer a “best-in-class solution” that recognises the shrinking universe.
This year might prove to be a blip in the growth of the bulk annuity market despite volumes trending towards £25bn, according to Mercer.
Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
After a bumper year, insurers are now facing a slower and smaller pipeline as schemes grapple with Covid-19, writes James Phillips.
Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has secured an £850m buy-in for its UK pension scheme with Legal & General (L&G).
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be able to predict the outcome of member options exercises using artificial intelligence (AI), says Mercer.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are set to shear themselves of over £300bn of liabilities between 2019 and 2021 as they continue to mature, Mercer predicts.
Jonathan Stapleton asks how the combination of improved scheme funding and better insurer pricing could drive a resurgence in the take-up of full insurance buyouts.