As an interim regime for consolidators is launched, Emma Watkins looks at how to enhance protection of members’ benefits.
After a bumper year, insurers are now facing a slower and smaller pipeline as schemes grapple with Covid-19, writes James Phillips.
Scottish Widows has temporarily extended its quote guarantee period for annuity applications in a bid to support advisers and customers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Nimble footwork enables small schemes to compete with the big boys in the buyout market, says Stephanie Hawthorne.
Three Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes have transferred £10bn of longevity risk to Pacific Life Re in the second-largest longevity swap ever.
The Electricity North West Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has invested in an £805m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows.
The ICI Pension Fund has completed a £630m buy-in covering over 4,000 of its members with Scottish Widows.
As insurers implement new capital buffers that make bulk annuities less profitable, Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how it will impact the market.
The Wiggins Teape Pension Scheme has agreed a £400m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows in the insurer's first foray into the bulk annuity market.
Scottish Widows has entered the bulk annuity market and expects to announce its first deal in the coming weeks.
The Makro Staff Pension Scheme has agreed a £185m buy-in with Rothesay Life to insure the benefits of all its members.
The total value of annual bulk annuity deals is predicted to reach a "new normal" of over £10bn after volumes doubled within two years, according to LCP.
The value of buy-in and buyout deals completed in the first half of the year was four times higher than in the same period last year, research shows.
Buy-in prices have fallen by up to 3% as a result of changes announced in last month's Budget, one consultant says.
The Western United Group Pension Scheme has secured a £111m pensioner buy-in with Rothesay Life, a year and a half after completing a £115m deal with the same insurer.
The volume of premiums in bulk annuity deals reached a record £3.9bn between July and September, research from LCP shows.
Taha Lokhandwala looks at the detail of InterContinental’s £440m buyout deal
LCP partner Emma Watkins gives her top tips
Orthopaedic firm Smith & Nephew has entered into a buy-in with Rothesay Life for its two defined benefit (DB) schemes covering £190m of liabilities.
The turmoil in the eurozone is creating a "bubble" in the buy-in market, consultants warn.
LCP has appointed Metlife director of business development Emma Watkins as principal in its pension buy-out practice.
Less than a quarter of finance directors are aware of the effect of auto-enrolment on their company pension, according to research.
Almost 40% of workers with a final salary scheme would be reluctant to move to a new job over fears it would damage their income in retirement, Metlife Assurance research shows.
Inflation risk has become a key concern to sponsors and trustees in light of the continued uncertainty around which measure to use for indexation, a Metlife poll reveals.