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Research: Buy-outs and buy-ins

Where are FTSE 350 companies on the endgame journey?

Over 2019, market changes have resulted in an increase in the aggregate deficit - for many, this will push out the timescales to buyout. This highlights the importance of having in place a robust monitoring process to ensure opportunities are captured.

Big schemes – DB pensions heading for the endgame

As the industry’s focus shifts to the endgame for DB pensions, the largest schemes will once again be leading the way in developing innovative strategies to manage the final chapters of DB pension provision.

Bulk Annuities Report
The £24 billion bulk annuity market: an upward trend

Bulk Annuities: Where next in the de-risking journey? The bulk annuity market hit new heights in 2018. For the first time in history pension scheme buy-in and buy-out transactions exceeded £20bn.

Exploring European companies with UK schemes

This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX, French CAC40, German DAX, Spanish IBEX, Italian FTSE MIB and Scandinavian OMX share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Exploring DB schemes internationally: Dutch companies with UK schemes

This survey relates to Dutch companies, almost all of which are constituents of the AEX index, that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Exploring DB schemes internationally: US companies with UK schemes

This is our first annual survey of US companies which have a UK subsidiary with a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.

Exploring French companies with UK schemes

This survey relates to French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index, which have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

Exploring DB schemes internationally: Southern European companies with UK schemes

An analysis of DB schemes in major Italian and Spanish companies with UK subsidiaries.

Bulk annuity: current market and recent developments

Highly competitive insurer pricing compared to gilts is providing extremely attractive opportunities for schemes to remove both financial and longevity risks.

Scandinavian companies with UK DB schemes

This survey looks at constituent companies of the Scandinavian OMX Share Index that have UK subsidiary companies that participate in DB pension schemes and covers 18 companies with an aggregate of around £5.9bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

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