Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) insured £7.2bn of scheme liabilities over the course of 2019, recording more new business than in any year prior.
Just Group is exploring a defined benefit (DB) de-risking partnering approach as part of the development of a capital light fee business, according to its half-year results.
Scottish Widows has completed two bulk annuity transactions totalling £830m, insuring benefits for the Peugeot Advanced Pension Plan and the QinetiQ Pension Scheme.
Hilary Salt asks if it is legitimate for trustees who have a fiduciary duty to members to assume that surplus should only be spent on locking in to lower returns
Buck's David Piltz says the industry was shaped by several developments in 2018, many of which will continue to influence the sector this year.
Two-thirds of FTSE 100 DB schemes invest more than 50% of assets in bonds to tackle investment mismatching, according to JLT research. Victoria Ticha takes a closer look
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has completed a £60m buy-in deal for the Civil Aviation Authority's defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Trustees of the 600 Group's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme have agreed to a £201m buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Funds that match and link credit with liability-driven investing (LDI) have been launched by BMO Global Asset Management in a bid to simplify the process of de-risking defined benefit (DB) schemes.
PA Consulting has completed a full buyout of its £850m scheme with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Majority of respondents agree with the PLSA that regulation is too micro-managerial
Greg Wenzerul has been appointed Zurich's first head of longevity risk transfer, as it seeks to grow its business in the market.
Prudential has sold £12bn in annuity assets to reinsurance business Rothesay Life as part of its M&G demerger announced today.
Aon has appointed Mike Edwards as a partner in its risk settlement team to support the growth of its business offerings in the UK.
This week's top stories include articles about the CMI's latest mortality projections model and its accompanying report, which show a clear trend in life expectancy.
Five schemes sponsored by advertising firm WPP have completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation - insuring £140m of pensioner and deferred liabilities.
Investor confidence in Europe rose by 16.0 points in January with each region showing growing appetite for risk, according to research by State Street Global Exchange.
A national debate is needed to consider whether the investment approach of defined benefit (DB) schemes is storing up problems for the future, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) president Sir Brian Souter has said.
Trustees are increasingly using buy-ins to reduce pensioner liabilities. But, as James Phillips discovers, they could be failing to extract maximum value from these deals.
More than half (55%) of defined benefit (DB) schemes are now cashflow negative, yet many do not have formal de-risking plans, according to research.
The trustees of the Cancer Research UK Pension Scheme have signed a £250m pensioner buy-in with Canada Life, bringing the insurer into the mid-range de-risking market.
The Aon Minet Pension Scheme has successfully completed a bulk enhanced transfer value (ETV) exercise in the latest stage of its de-risking strategy.
Aon Hewitt is reiterating its call for pension schemes to review the emerging lower rates of UK mortality improvement to ensure fair pricing of longevity insurance transactions.