The LV= Employee Pension Scheme has agreed a buy-in of around £800m with Phoenix Life after converting an existing longevity swap.
Marian Elliott looks at the three questions trustees should ask to understand the route to endgame.
Twelve years after its funding level was hit severely by the global financial crisis, the GHG pension scheme completed a £150m buy-in amid the Covid-19 economic chaos. James Phillips speaks to the key players about the journey.
Professional Pensions’ expert panel discusses how defined contribution (DC) default strategies will change following the crisis.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issued its 2020 Annual Funding Statement last month in the midst of the global Covid-19 crisis. Marian Elliott address some of the issues trustees will be facing when completing a valuation in this environment.
Size is important to make a bulk annuity deal stand out, but it is not the only factor, writes Gill Wadsworth.
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
As schemes prepare their long-term funding plans, Marian Elliott explores the key considerations they should focus on.
Regulatory approval has been granted to Redington for private equity backing from Phoenix Equity Partners.
Disagreements between trustees and consultants can be difficult, but they are necessary to improve the quality of decision-making, says Paul Richards.
Investment consultant Redington has launched a global analytics and scoring system to compare pension provisions across various defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
Redington is in the process of securing private equity backing from Phoenix Equity Partners for an undisclosed amount.
The Combined Nuclear Pension Plan (CNPP) has appointed Aon Hewitt as an investment adviser for its defined benefit (DB) section, replacing Hymans Robertson.
Redington managing director Marian Elliott picked up the Adviser of the Year award at PP’s Women in Pensions Awards. She talks to Holly Roach about her success.
Rothesay Life has agreed the UK’s largest ever bulk annuity deal to date – a £4.7bn buyout of the GEC 1972 Plan, making 2019 officially a record-breaking year.
Pension schemes could be accidentally pushing themselves further from their endgame by agreeing “fashionable” buy-ins with insurers.
The investment portfolios of consolidators could be more resilient to market shocks than the typical insurer portfolio, latest research by Redington reveals.
A panel of industry professionals, led by Stephenson Harwood, discusses how the quarterly trustee meeting can be improved. James Phillips explores the suggestions
The transaction cost disclosure regulations have been in place for a year. Jon Parker says while there has been progress in obtaining data, there is a still a long way to go.
The Reuters Pension Fund has completed a £625m full pensioner buy-in with Canada Life in the insurer's largest ever deal.
Significantly improved funding levels and bulk annuity options have brought forward the need for defined benefit (DB) trustees to renew their focus on endgame planning.
The popularity of DB transfers shows no sign of slowing. Charlotte Moore looks at how schemes can adapt their investment strategy to meet this demand
Heathrow Airport's defined benefit (DB) plan has completed a £325m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) financed by an innovative corporate bond.
Redington has promoted David Bennett to its executive board, with Patrick O'Sullivan set to replace him as head of investment consulting.