Aggregate Industries Pension Plan has completed a £135m pensioner buy-in with Just Retirement.
Schemes should consider delaying longevity swap transactions as lower rates of mortality improvement have led to a dislocation in pricing says Aon Hewitt.
The biggest stories on PP were Pirelli's £600m longevity swap, how trustees could get sued over excessive charges, and four insurers to enter bulk annuities market by 2021. Here are the top five.
De-risking is actually "de-returning", Woodford Investment Management has said in a damning attack on low-risk investment strategies.
KPMG has introduced a longevity projection model used by insurers to help improve its understanding of the future risks of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
The belief that maturing DB schemes should automatically move into bonds and gilts is being increasingly challenged. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores alternatives to the traditional de-risking model.
Leeds University Business School (LUBS) has partnered with Aon Hewitt to investigate how behavioural economics affect the decisions of defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees.
Longevity risk remains a top concern for a quarter of pension professionals according to research by State Street.
PP explores the option of putting the British Steel scheme through the bulk annuity market.
PP looks at the importance of independent advice when doing a buy-in or buyout.
Insurers should consider eyeing up smaller de-risking transactions rather than focusing on the mega deals that can end up falling away, according to Aon Hewitt.
Marks and Spencer has reached an agreement with the trustees of its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to increase annual cash contributions for future service by £15m.
As medically underwritten deals reach record levels, PP looks at why this market is booming.
Aon Hewitt has appointed David Bunkle as partner in its retirement and investment business.
PP considers how big a risk this is for schemes and how they can manage it
The trustees of the WYG scheme have agreed with the sponsor to de-risk its remaining liabilities with the aim of reaching a full buyout next year.
Renold Pension Scheme has fully de-risked around a quarter of its UK liabilities on a medically underwritten basis just months after entering a similar transaction.
Lynda Whitney looks at how schemes are using alternative financing solutions to fund pension schemes.
Bob Scott discusses the key issues brought up at the recent LCP Pensions Conference.
Punter Southall Investment Consulting has designed a service to reduce the complexity, administration and costs of de-risking strategies.
The financial crisis left the GHG Retirement Plan in real difficulty. However, the scheme is now in a much better funding position thanks to the building of a strong strategic partnership finds Helen Morrissey.
Punter Southall has boosted its senior team with the promotion of four senior consultants to principal.
Soaring deficits in 2014 have raised concerns as to the damage quantitative easing is doing to pensions. Ros Altmann takes a closer look.
The wholesale movement of scheme assets from equities to fixed interest ground to a halt last year according to data from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).