Our team has strong ongoing relationships with all of the bulk annuity providers in the market, enabling us to develop bespoke deal solutions and ensuring our clients are aware of any offerings which can help them transact more efficiently and cost effectively.
We are also supplemented by dedicated expertise in the key related areas of investment, longevity and insurer financial strength assessments.
Working in partnership with you, we can advise on all aspects of the de-risking process including:
Our combination of trustee and company experience allows us to understand the perspective of both parties in a bulk annuity transaction, helping to facilitate a smoother process whilst achieving the underlying aims for our client and the pension scheme overall.
We recognise that the nature of bulk annuity deals is similar to other corporate/scheme transactions, where there is a need to be flexible, to respond quickly and to provide the appropriate level of support.
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.
Partner and experienced pension actuary, Danny Wilding, shares some thoughts on managing legacy defined benefit pension promises - following on from his speaking slot at the Professional Pensions Risk Reduction Forum.
As the UK enters a period of significant change, Finance Directors and Pension Managers need a dynamic DB pension strategy that will be resilient in the face of changes in markets, whilst remaining cost effective over the longer term.
It has been a steady start for the UK bulk annuity insurers in the first part of 2017. For schemes considering a partial transaction, pensioner pricing continues to look attractive relative to gilt yields.
Final reporting from the insurers for 2016 confirmed a flurry of activity in the last quarter of the year, with a significant amount of transactions completed. This resulted in total business with UK pension schemes of just over £10.2bn for 2016.
Significant bulk annuity and reinsurance transactions in the second half of the year see 2016 become another substantial year for the bulk annuity providers.
Are bulk annuities a potential option for your scheme? It could be the right time to consider a transaction.
This is our first annual survey of US companies which have a UK subsidiary with a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
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.
An analysis of DB schemes in major Italian and Spanish companies with UK subsidiaries.
As part of their most recent actuarial valuation, Tate & Lyle were seeking to continue to de-risk their £1 billion legacy DB pension scheme, but without a significant increase in deficit recovery contributions.
We jointly advised trustees and company on a medically underwritten pensioner buy-in achieving very significant savings of >10% relative to traditional approach – successfully securing around £25m of the pensioner liability at no additional funding cost.
We carried out an innovative buy-out for part of the Lloyd’s Superannuation Fund (LSF), a £500m multi-employer defined benefit scheme associated with the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new business risk practice providing risk management services to corporate clients today. The new practice is to be led by newly appointed associate, Danny Wong.
Barnett Waddingham is thrilled to have been named Business Consultant of the Year 2015 at the inaugural Director of Finance Awards which took place at the Double Tree Hilton, Tower Bridge on 9 July 2015.
Barnett Waddingham has been named as Pension Adviser of the Year at the Corporate Adviser Awards 2015.