pension buy-in


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 →

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 →

KPMG says pension buy-ins could be more difficult to price under Solvency II

KPMG reports today in a press release that the volume of pension buy-in deals in the UK has reached over £3 billion in the past year. Buy-ins see pension funds transfer some of their liabilities to the insurance market often with the sole purpose of offloading the longevity risk which read the full article →

Prudential announces completion of its first longevity reinsurance transaction

Prudential Retirement has announced the completion of its first longevity reinsurance transaction. The transaction sees Prudential provide reinsurance to UK based Rothesay Life, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, covering pension account longevity risks to a value of UK£100m (approx $160m).“Plan sponsors face significant uncertainty and exposure to pension risk,” said read the full article →

Pension Corp. seeking UK£400m to grow pension risk transfer market

Pension Corporation, a UK insurer of pension plans and one of the largest players in the longevity risk transfer and pension de-risking markets, is seeking additional funding totalling UK£400m from an investment of fresh capital from Luxembourg based specialist investment fund Reinet.An announcement from Pension Corp. today says that they read the full article →

Prudential completes the first pension buy-in transaction in the U.S.

The market for pension scheme hedging, de-risking and pension risk transfer has taken another step forward as Prudential announced the completion of the first pension buy-in transaction in the United States. To date the pension risk transfer market has been more prevalent in Europe.Prudential's Portfolio protected Buy-in product was used read the full article →