Two consultancies predict a further acceleration in the bulk annuity market in 2019. Kim Kaveh looks at what schemes should consider.
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.
The Rentokil Initial 2015 Pension Scheme has secured a buy-in covering 14,200 members in a £1.5bn deal with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Insurers are set to face a "flood of requests" from pension schemes for buy-in contracts to be restructured to allow for guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation, Aon warns.
The pension insurance market could be set for another record-breaking next year as schemes are already "in the queue" for deals at the start of next year, says Hymans Robertson.
Bulk annuity sales at Just Group have nearly doubled, with total deals amounting to nearly £1.1bn, the insurer's nine-month results reveal.
Significantly improved funding levels and bulk annuity options have brought forward the need for defined benefit (DB) trustees to renew their focus on endgame planning.
John McAleer sets out four areas where a change in approach to managing mature pension funds could lead to better outcomes for members, trustees and sponsors.
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.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
Sales in Pension Insurance Corporation's (PIC) bulk annuity business rose by 73% compared to the same period last year, its half-year results have revealed.
Turnaround company Melrose Industries is seeking to insure the benefits of one of the GKN pension schemes it took on when acquiring the aerospace business earlier this year, according to reports.
Over two years since the collapse of the high street giant, BHS pension scheme members will be able to put their anxieties to rest thanks to a bulk annuity deal. James Phillips explores the detail.
The Menzies Pension Fund has entered into a £75m buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) through a bespoke deal involving payments in instalments.
Approximately 9,000 members who transferred to the BHS2 Pension Scheme last year have had their benefits fully insured through a buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Around £8bn of buy-ins and buyouts were completed in the first half of this year, writing the highest volume of deals of any first half to date.
Sales in Aviva's bulk purchase annuity business totalled £1.5bn in the first half of 2018, its half-year results have revealed.
Bulk annuity deals transacted by Just Group totalled £718m in the first half of this year compared to £296m in H1 2017, according to its latest results.
Trustees of the 600 Group's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme have agreed to a £201m buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
PA Consulting has completed a full buyout of its £850m scheme with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Respondents say it is a bad idea to state the extent member views are taken into account when setting investment strategies.
A second bulk annuity has been agreed for the Kingfisher Pension Scheme. Victoria Ticha speaks to the trustee about this next step in its journey towards self-sufficiency
The Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme has been fully insured in a bulk annuity deal completed by Aviva, almost a decade after receiving the regulator's first financial support direction (FSD).
Have your say: Should bosses repay bonuses if a pension scheme was deliberately or recklessly underfunded?
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know if company bosses should be made to repay bonuses if they are found to have deliberately or recklessly underfunded their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.