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Longevity swaps cover £22 billion of liabilities so far in 2014: Aon Hewitt

The longevity swap, longevity reinsurance and pension risk transfer market continues to grow, with £30 billion of pension risk transfers undertaken year-to-date with almost £22 billion of these consisting of longevity swap deals, according to Aon Hewitt.According to Aon Hewitt, the pensions and retirement product unit of insurance and reinsurance read the full article →

Pension longevity risk transfer market to see record in 2014: Aon Hewitt

Aon Hewitt, the retirement product unit of insurance and reinsurance broker Aon, highlights the growing pension risk settlement and longevity risk transfer market in its latest report, saying that overall the market is already at a record level in 2014.The market Aon Hewitt is referring to comprises largely bulk annuity read the full article →

Pension Insurance Corporation in largest UK pension insurance buyout

The largest ever UK pension insurance buyout transaction has been recently completed by specialist insurer Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). The transaction saw PIC insure the full £1.5 billion of liabilities associated with the 20,000 members of the EMI Group Pension Fund.The pension derisking market continues to grow in the UK, read the full article →

Prudential in £272m buy-out of public-sector pension fund

Prudential have entered into a pension buy-out agreement with a closed UK public-sector pension fund. The deal see's Prudential take on £272m of pension assets from the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority's part of the £7.7 billion West Midlands Pension Fund, according to this article in Financial News.This transaction is read the full article →

L&G in record £1.1 billion pension buy-out, also buys longevity reinsurance

Legal & General, one of the largest insurance and financial services groups in the UK, has entered into the largest buy-out of a pension schemes liabilities through a £1.1 billion ($1.8 billion) bulk annuity contract with the T&N Retirement Benefits Scheme trustees. The transaction is actually a buy-in which transitions read the full article →

Mercer assists Standard Life in £100m defined contribution (DC) pension scheme buyout

Mercer have assisted in the completion of the latest pension scheme buyout transaction which saw the benefits of 3,500 pension plan members have their assets of around £100m transferred to Standard Life. The majority of the pension scheme belonging to British publisher and media company EMAP was transferred to Standard read the full article →

CAMRADATA launches first pension risk transfer information and quote database

CAMRADATA Analytical Services have announced the launch of a pension risk transfer product database aimed at U.S. defined benefit plans and sponsors. It aims to provide a transparent view of the insurance options available to allow pension schemes to transfer risks, including pension buy-in and buy-outs.What's most interesting is the read the full article →

Longevity; a growing asset class say experts

As longevity risk becomes increasingly recognised by pension schemes, life insurers and investors its development as an asset class is growing said experts at a recent conference. The UK has been leading the way in the development of longevity risk transfer techniques but interest is growing in the U.S. and read the full article →

Pension Corp. in £30m buyout of Nova Chemicals UK Pension Plan

Pension Corporation continues to be one of the most active participants in the pension risk transfer and de-risking marketplace as they complete regular transactions with counterparties. Their latest transaction see's them enter into a pension buyout agreement with Nova Chemicals UK Pension Plan (press release available here).The buyout agreement covers read the full article →

Q2 pension risk transfer deals up 400% to £1.4 billion

The market for transferring the risks associated with pension schemes, including transferring longevity risk, has continued to grow during the last quarter in the UK. Q2 became one of the busiest quarters for the pension risk transfer market since the credit crisis of 2008, resulting in £1.4 billion of risk read the full article →