The investment portfolios of consolidators could be more resilient to market shocks than the typical insurer portfolio, latest research by Redington reveals.
Jonathan Stapleton asks how the combination of improved scheme funding and better insurer pricing could drive a resurgence in the take-up of full insurance buyouts.
Buy-in and buyout pricing could increase due to future capital requirements for insurers holding equity release mortgage assets to back deals. Victoria Ticha looks at what it means for trustees
PA Consulting has completed a full buyout of its £850m scheme with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Scottish Widows has reinsured the longevity risk for around £1.3bn of its bulk annuity liabilities with The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA).
PIC has invested around £700m into social and affordable housing. Jonathan Stapleton speaks to the insurer's head of debt origination, Allen Twyning, to find out more.
Longevity hedges have long been considered a hurdle to doing a bulk annuity, but a ground-breaking deal shows it doesn't have to be. Stephanie Baxter looks at why converting swaps into buy-ins is taking off.
Solvency II regulations have caused a shift in the timing of buy-in and buyout transactions, as well as asset sourcing, according to Aon Hewitt.
The total value of annuity deals was 30% higher in 2016 than at the previous market peak in 2014, Aon Hewitt's UK Risk Settlement Bulletin has revealed.
Hymans Robertson has appointed Karen Brolly as head of products within its life and financial services practice.
With demand for bulk annuities predicted to reach £350bn by 2026, supply may not be able to keep up, which could push up pricing. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at whether it is an issue and what it means for schemes.
Deferred members dominate the DB universe but the high cost of insuring them makes bulk annuities out of reach for many schemes, even more so since the introduction of Solvency II. Kristian Brunt-Seymour explores what schemes can do.
The volume of bulk annuity deals written in the first half of 2016 was 40% smaller compared to the previous year, according to Aon Hewitt.
A trend whereby insurers are providing fewer buyout quotations for smaller schemes has accelerated since the end of 2015, according to JLT.
The industry and regulator should act to implement an early warning system for beleaguered DB schemes according to Silverfinch.
The amount of hedged defined benefit (DB) liabilities grew to £741bn by the end of 2015 according to KPMG.
Matthew Fletcher has been made a senior consultant in Aon Hewitt's risk settlement group.
Aegon has sold the final third of its UK annuity portfolio to Legal & General (L&G) as part of its strategy to free up capital from non-core business.
A shift in longer dated gilt yields of 0.3% triggered by a Brexit could change defined benefit (DB) liabilities by £70bn according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
The trustees of the Aon Retirement Plan have concluded a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) for around a third of the £3bn-4bn scheme.
EIOPA's decision to not impose a solvency-based funding regime on pension funds has been welcomed but has it really gone for good, asks Stephanie Baxter?
Despite ditching controversial solvency-based funding rules, EIOPA's proposed reporting regime will add costs and complexity.
Volatility of bulk annuity pricing is likely to continue in the coming months amid difficult market conditions according to Aon Hewitt.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has written £900m of bulk annuity premiums in the first quarter of 2016 according to its end of year results.