Between £30bn and £40bn of pension risk is expected to be transferred to insurers via buy-ins and buyouts this year, Aon says.
The Maersk Retirement Benefit Scheme has agreed a £1.1bn buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, protecting benefits for around 4,900 members.
The BBC Pension Scheme has completed a £3bn longevity swap deal with Zurich and Canada Life Reinsurance, covering the risk of pensioner and dependent members.
The Aon Retirement Plan has completed a £510m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows, insuring members in the Aon Bain Hogg Pension Scheme section.
The National Grid UK Pension Scheme has completed an £800m buy-in with Rothesay, its second bulk annuity transaction with the insurer.
The number of defined benefit (DB) scheme members with benefits protected by an insurer will double by the middle of the decade, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Aviva Life & Pensions has concluded an £875m buy-in with its own staff pension scheme, following on from a similar transaction last year.
The Smiths Industries Pension Scheme has secured a £146m buy-in with Canada Life in its fourth bulk annuity and its sponsor’s tenth overall.
The Baker Hughes (UK) Pension Plan has secured approximately £100m of liabilities through a buy-in with Just Group.
The Reckitt Benckiser Pension Fund has secured a £415m buy-in with Scottish Widows, insuring the benefits of around half of pensioners.
Just Group has insured £22m of benefits for pensioners at two unnamed schemes, with support from K3 Advisory and Cartwright Benefit Solutions.
The Marks and Spencer (M&S) Pension Scheme has completed two buy-ins with Aviva and Phoenix, insuring a total of £750m of benefits.
The BHS Senior Management Scheme has agreed a £2.5m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, securing benefits outside of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
The Old British Steel Pension Scheme (OBSPS) has agreed a £2bn full buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), one step closer to exiting Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment.
Much like when selling a house, DB plans need to tidy up before approaching the bulk annuity market, says David Ellis.
Just Group has completed a £340m buy-in with the Ibstock Pension Scheme in the insurer’s largest ever bulk annuity transaction.
With a recent rise in the number of smaller schemes undertaking bulk annuity transactions, Charlotte Quarmby sets out why now might be the right time for smaller pension schemes looking to de-risk.
Two in five UK defined benefit (DB) schemes expect to complete a bulk annuity or longevity swap transaction within the next three years, Willis Towers Watson research finds.
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Fewer pension schemes are targeting self-sufficiency as their long-term objective while bulk annuity pricing improves and the consolidation market opens up.
Around £50bn of risk will be transferred to the bulk annuity and longevity swap market by the end of the year despite a slow start to the market, Aon says.
The TI Group Pension Scheme, sponsored by industrial technology firm Smiths Group, has completed a £142m buy-in with Aviva.
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.