Pensions

News

L&G's solvency surges 25pp in six months

Sales of bulk annuities continue to rise

US PRT market begins Q1 in record fashion

Legal & General Retirement America says Q2 is looking equally strong

Phoenix proves its pivot towards open life markets

The UK consolidator of legacy portfolios pays "organic growth" dividend

Just Group closes the chapter on capital turnaround

Chief executive David Richardson says UK life insurer is now focused on growth

Slimmed-down Aviva plans £3.75bn capital return

Acquires UK advisor Succession Wealth in a bid to grow retirement business

UK Solvency II reforms could boost bulk annuities market

LCP partner Charlie Finch explains how changes to the rules could impact the de-risking market

InsuranceERM UK & Europe 2022 awards: winners revealed

The awards recognise top achievements in risk management in the UK and European insurance sector

MetLife enters UK longevity reinsurance market with $3.5bn deal

US firm adds capacity to an already very busy market

UK pension risk transfer volumes to hit £65bn in 2022

Willis Towers Watson presents its business outlook for bulk annuities and longevity swaps

Standard Life seals £1.8bn bulk annuity buy-in deal

The Phoenix bulk annuity business was aligned under the Standard Life brand in October 2021

UK bulk annuity volumes could hit £50bn by 2025

Total volumes for 2021 are set to reach around £30bn, says LCP

Legal & General seals £650m bulk annuity buy-in deal

The sponsor, Mitchells & Butlers, operates a number of UK restaurants, pubs and bars

InsuranceERM UK & Europe 2022 awards - last day for entries!

The deadline for award entries is today

UK's first pensions superfund to disrupt the bulk annuity market

Regulator approves Clara Pensions, but insurers disapprove

Bain pledges its takeover deal will de-risk LV

Private equity firm wants insurer to regain top-three position in UK life market

Analysis

It's life Oliver, but not as we knew it

European life insurers' capital consumption used to give their CEOs indigestion. But the "capital-lite" diets of Allianz and others has transformed the business, as David Walker discovers

German actuaries review the Review of Solvency II

Dissecting documents with a fine-tooth comb is natural for actuaries. After applying one to the European Commission's proposals for Solvency II reform, German Association of Actuaries board member Frank Schiller spoke to David Walker

Eiopa's Petra Hielkema: stress tests and Orsas are good for climate risk management

The chair of the EU's insurance authority talks to Christopher Cundy about the supervision of sustainability issues and explains why the own risk and solvency assessment (Orsa) and stress testing are the most important tools, right now

UK's PRT market set to soar after quiet H1

Pension risk transfer (PRT) activity in the UK was subdued during the first half of this year, but insurance experts tell Ronan McCaughey they expect an incredibly busy H2

Insurance protection gaps: getting over the blame game

Politicians and civil society tend to blame insurers for widening protection gaps. But insurers say governments and regulators must share responsibility. So what can be done to solve what all regard as a growing problem? Christopher Cundy reports from Eiopa's 10th anniversary conference

Mutuals' deferred shares could have saved LV= from demutualising

With the British life insurer planning to demutualise with the £530m sale of its business, Cintia Cheong talks to AFM chief Martin Shaw about the prospects for the mutual sector in the UK