MorganAsh has launched three services to help defined benefit (DB) schemes improve the accuracy of their data and understand their true liability levels.
Builders merchant JT Dove has slashed its forecasted defined benefit (DB) deficit by 11% after completing a medical underwriting study.
Partnership's director of defined benefit (DB) solutions Costas Yiasoumi has left the firm after two years and has been replaced by Tim Coulson.
Mortality studies are increasingly seen as a method for trustees and companies to better understand scheme membership life expectancy. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores how this can help companies make better financial decisions.
A guide has been published to help trustees and other industry professionals understand how medical underwriting can be used to de-risk defined benefit (DB) schemes.
PP explores the option of putting the British Steel scheme through the bulk annuity market.
Johnston Press has revealed how it cut its pension liabilities by £53m through a medically underwritten study to review assumed life expectancy of its members.
Smaller schemes are increasingly looking to benefit from longevity de-risking opportunities offered through swaps and bulk annuities, accordingly to JLT Employee Benefits.
PP looks at how the Just Retirement and Partnership merger could impact market competition.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has concluded a £300m buy-in with the trustees of the VA Tech UK Pension Scheme, including a retrocession to Siemens' captive reinsurer.
The Kingfisher Pension Scheme has undergone a £230m medically underwritten buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) in a landmark deal for the bulk annuity market.
Data cleansing is an increasingly important step in the path to bulk annuities especially with growth in medical underwriting. Kristian Brunt Seymour explores how it can benefit schemes.
BSW Timber has saved £5m in liabilities and reduced its deficit by a quarter due to a medically underwritten mortality study (MUMS).
Low & Bonar has completed a medically underwritten buy-in of £34m of liabilities within its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
As medically underwritten deals reach record levels, PP looks at why this market is booming.
The Pensions Institute has predicted there will be rapid growth in medically underwritten bulk annuities as schemes turn to ‘top-sliced' deals and traditional insurers get into the market.
Volumes of buy-ins and buy-outs exceeded £11bn for 2015 according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
The Institute of Chartered Accountants Staff Pensions Fund has insured £30m of liabilities through its second medically underwritten buy-in in under two years.
Age Partnership has launched a service to gather member information for schemes exploring a medically underwritten bulk annuity deal.
The vast majority of people in the industry believe the tax treatment of pensions is an effective incentive for people to save for retirement, according to research.
The Kuwait Petroleum Services Company Pension Scheme has secured a medically underwritten bulk annuity policy worth £42.3m with Partnership.
Renold's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme has entered a buy-in to fully de-risk around 25% of its UK pensioner liabilities.
A shipping firm has completed a £23m medically underwritten buy-in with Partnership to insure the benefits of approximately 140 members.
Taylor Wimpey has cut annual deficit recovery contributions by £30m after completing a raft of liability management exercises including a £206m medically underwritten buy-in.