Much like when selling a house, DB plans need to tidy up before approaching the bulk annuity market, says David Ellis.
Sponsors whose pension schemes complete buy-ins or buyouts tend to outperform their peers by between 0.25% and 3% on average, Mercer research finds.
The value of UK bulk annuity deals is set to quadruple in the 2020s when compared to this decade, Mercer has predicted.
Following British American Tobacco's £3.4bn buy-in this month, Kim Kaveh speaks to some of the key players about the process.
The British American Tobacco (BAT) UK Pension Fund has completed a £3.4bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), the largest buy-in transaction including pensioner and deferred members.
A US company has completed a £285m pensioner bulk annuity for around 1,100 of UK members with Legal & General (L&G).
Buy-in and buyout pricing could increase due to future capital requirements for insurers holding equity release mortgage assets to back deals. Victoria Ticha looks at what it means for trustees
Five schemes sponsored by advertising firm WPP have completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation - insuring £140m of pensioner and deferred liabilities.
The buy-in and buyout market is on course for a record-breaking year as demand continues to rise amid attractive pricing. Victoria Ticha looks at what to expect
Professional Pensions spoke to two Mercer experts about transferring risk to insurers. Here is what they had to say…
Equalisation problems from the 1990s are increasingly coming out of the woodwork as more schemes go down the bulk annuity route. The consequences can be enormous but there are ways to tackle it, writes Stephanie Baxter