There have now been a total of around 50 buy-in and buyout deals of over £500m announced since 2007. The full list, provided courtesy of LCP, is as follows...
There needs to be wider access to partial transfers out of defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a joint paper published by Royal London and Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
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The top stories this week were the High Court's decision to block the £12bn annuity transfer from Prudential to Rothesay Life, and a separate court ruling that 'raises the bar' for pension rectification exercises.
Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) achieved a record total revenue of £114.9m in the 2018/19 financial year, partly helped by a 15.5% growth in revenues from its defined contribution (DC) business.
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Around £17.5bn of buy-ins and buyouts were transacted in the first half of the year as market records continue to tumble.
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.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is considering plans to combine its 15 codes of practice into a single, shorter code as part of its 'clearer, quicker and tougher' initiative.
The journey to endgame for defined benefit (DB) schemes can be just as important on focusing on long-term funding targets, according to Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP).
Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has predicted the total volume of buy-ins and buyouts will surpass £15bn in the first half of this year, more than double 2018 H1 volumes.
People retiring in the UK will on average outlive their pension savings by 10 years, according to research by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Dan Mikulskis says for pension schemes to engage with their members, they need to have the ability to invest in assets like renewable energy or social housing
This week's top stories included LCP appointing its first chief executive and Dunnes Stores' defined contribution scheme trustees being replaced after "governance failures".
Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) has appointed Aaron Punwani as its first chief executive as the firm reshapes its management structure in a bid to support growth and innovation.
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The Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme has completed buy-in deals worth £1.4bn with two insurers, mirroring similar transactions last year.
Potential changes to accounting standards and increased pressure on companies to accelerate contributions could worsen FTSE 100 scheme funding by up to £100bn, according to Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP).
The 3i Group Pension Plan has agreed a £95m bulk annuity transaction with Legal & General (L&G).
The trustees of the Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan have completed a full £1.2bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation - covering the scheme's £900m final salary section as well as a £300m money purchase section.
This week's top stories included NEST applying to the regulator for authorisation, while Welplan announced plans to drop out of the master trust market.