Buy-outs and buy-ins - Autumn 2016

Some significant recent transactions suggest that it could be a strong second half to 2016, following a quieter than usual start to the year. The period also saw one of the long-established bulk annuity insurers announcing its withdrawal from the market.

In this latest edition we look at:

  • A summary of the bulk annuity business completed in the first half of 2016 with UK pension schemes
  • The latest insurer news including the new Insurance Act 2015 which came into force in August
  • Significant transactions in the industry including the ICI Pension Fund which has now completed five buy-ins with either Legal & General or Scottish Widows since March, totalling over £2.5 billion
  • A marked increase in insurer pricing following the EU Referendum result, reflecting the sharp fall in long-term bond yields

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