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Blog: Archive

Growing demand – how well are you positioned?

The final transaction figures for 2017 confirmed total buy-in and buy-out business volumes have exceeded £10bn, with a combined market figure of £12.2bn for the year. Head of bulk annuities, Gavin Markham explores.

Partnership and Just Retirement merger: how will it impact the medically underwritten market?

Specialist medically underwritten bulk annuity providers, Partnership Assurance and Just Retirement, have confirmed that their proposed merger will go ahead in April 2016, but what impact could this have on the market?

All change in the bulk annuity market

It has been a busy few months in the bulk annuity market with some new providers preparing to join and others announcing their intention to merge. Read more in our latest blog.

Medical underwriting – just what the de-risking doctor ordered?

The medically underwritten bulk annuity market continues to go from strength to strength, with the specialist insurers reporting a healthy pipeline of potential new business. Read more in our latest blog.

Medical underwriting for bulk annuities – the market gathers pace

A record £206m bulk annuity which included medical underwriting has been completed recently. How was this deal put together and what should employers and trustees consider when considering one of these deals?

Inflation protection – a capacity crunch over the horizon?

Whilst the radical reform of the defined contribution landscape has already caused considerable upheaval in the market for individual annuities, an interesting consequence of Budget 2014 has been the knock-on effect for the bulk annuity sector.

2014 on course to be a record breaking year

Our 2014 buy-outs and buy-ins report, published today, shows 2014 is set to be a record breaking year for bulk annuity transactions.

Could a fall in individual annuity sales increase bulk annuity market competition?

One of the surprises of today’s budget is the scrapping of the requirement for retirees to purchase an annuity.

MetLife Assurance to be sold to Rothesay Life

MetLife Assurance, the UK bulk annuity insurer, is to be taken over by Rothesay Life. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval but is exp...

Sale provides reassurance to trustees

Mark Paxton comments on todays news that Rothesay Life is to acquire MetLife's £3bn bulk annuity business.

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