This week's top stories included Legal & General acquiring MyFutureNow to provide a dashboard service to customers, while also agreeing a hybrid buy-in with a Hitachi scheme.
The Hitachi Data Systems Retirement Benefits Plan has agreed a buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) Assurance Society, covering both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) provision.
Following British American Tobacco's £3.4bn buy-in this month, Kim Kaveh speaks to some of the key players about the process.
Around £17.5bn of buy-ins and buyouts were transacted in the first half of the year as market records continue to tumble.
Legal & General (L&G) completed £6.3bn of buy-ins and buyouts in the first six months of the year, with another £923m deal completed in July, the firm's half year results confirm.
The Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Pension Scheme has completed its 2017 valuation, calculating scheme assets were enough to cover 102% of its liabilities.
Rothesay Life completed around £700m of bulk annuity transactions in the first half of 2019, according to its latest trading update.
Following Rolls-Royce's record buyout earlier this month, James Phillips speaks to some of the key players about the process.
Many master trust boards lack diversity, yet the ultimate goal should be to achieve cognitive inclusion to represent a large cohort of DC members, writes Kim Kaveh.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme's (USS) defined contribution master trust - USS Investment Builder - has received master trust authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Smart Pension has been selected to take part in the Department for International Trade's (DIT) pilot Fintech Bridge programme in Australia, which aims to boost the UK fintech industry.
A fourth round of IGC reports has emerged and they are looking quite different to last year following regulatory change. Kim Kaveh looks at the key findings.
Evolve Pensions' Crystal Trust and BlueSky have been granted master trust authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR), PP can reveal.
Legal & General's (L&G) two master trusts have been authorised, four months after they submitted their applications.
The Howden Group Pension Plan has completed a full pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), insuring benefits for around 2,000 members.
The Pearson Pension Plan has entered into a £500m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) in the insurer's first deal of 2019.
The combined funding level of the UK's 5,450 defined benefit (DB) schemes increased by 60 basis points (bps) over January, latest Pension Protection Fund (PPF) data reveals.
Dean Wetton Advisory has unveiled research analysing the value added by master trust investment strategies, exclusively to PP. Kim Kaveh looks at the findings.
Two consultancies predict a further acceleration in the bulk annuity market in 2019. Kim Kaveh looks at what schemes should consider.
Yawar Choudhry of Legal & General looks at factors trustees should take into account when embarking on a buy-in or buyout
Frankie Borrell from Legal & General reflects on a record breaking year for the pension buy-in and buyout market and asks if the significant increase in market activity is here to stay.
Some 53 FTSE 100 sponsors made "significant" deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) to their defined benefit (DB) schemes over the year to 31 March 2018, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
The beleaguered Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan has entered into a £2.4bn buyout with Legal & General (L&G), insuring members' benefits nearly a decade after its sponsor collapsed.
A handful of industry heavyweights have begun trialling a so-called 'mid-life MOT', with positive initial results reported by all those involved.