Here it is, our monthly digest of the most important pension articles Professional Pensions has written and published over the last month, along with some contextual notes.
Around $30bn (£22.7bn) in transactions were completed worldwide by PGIM Real Estate last year despite market concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
This week’s top stories included Capita’s sale of its employee benefits business, while research from the Association of Consulting Actuaries found little support among employers for multiple pensions dashboards.
The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling which blocked the transfer of a £12bn annuity book from Prudential, now M&G, to Rothesay.
This week’s top stories included the launch of Scottish Widows’ ESG exclusions policy, while Deloitte acquired the admin and actuarial business of Kerr Henderson.
The Prudential Staff Pension Scheme has entered into a £3.7bn longevity swap with Pacific Life Re, insuring the longevity risk of over 20,000 pensioners.
PP looks at the pensions great and good who oversee contract-based schemes
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Prudential £23.9m for failures relating to non-advised sales of annuities.
Legal and General (L&G) Retail Retirement has agreed an introducer agreement within its retirement income division to provide annuities to Prudential customers with guaranteed rates.
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.
The High Court has blocked the £12bn transfer of Prudential's annuity book to Rothesay Life, citing the insurer's lack of "established reputation" and differing "capital management policies".
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.
M&G Prudential has announced it will rebrand and list its shares as M&G later this year.
Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) has launched a reinsurance counterparty, lending support to insurers that account for more than 90% of the UK pension risk transfer market.
Prudential has implemented withdrawal restrictions on its Workplace Pensions Prudential UK Property fund as scrutiny on open-ended funds' liquidity issues continue.
Rothesay Life completed around £700m of bulk annuity transactions in the first half of 2019, according to its latest trading update.
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.
Malcolm Mclean says getting the channels of communication right and engaging more openly is a good starting point
The sector has to look after its own reputation and should not rely solely on the watchdog, The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) chief executive says.
Prudential has agreed an annuity referral partnership with Hub Financial Solutions as part of the provider's plan to widen the range of products and services available to its customers.
Prudential has secured an additional 13% of sales in its retirement business, but corporate pension sales fell marginally from £286m to £275m.
One in 10 of this year's retirees will take their entire pension pot as a lump sum, Prudential's 'Class of 2018' research finds.
This week's top stories include Prudential slashing the size of its corporate defined contribution business, and National Grid's £2bn longevity swap with Zurich.
Prudential is to slash the size of its corporate defined contribution (DC) pensions business as it moves to purely online- and telephone-based services, Professional Pensions can reveal.