How we helped our client wind-up their pension scheme in record time
Pensions & benefits
and longevity swaps
When it comes to transferring your pension risk to an insurance company you only get one chance to get it right.
From the early steps of navigating your scheme’s de-risking journey to the final negotiations for a buy-in or buy-out transaction, we are the recognised industry experts. So you can feel confident that you’re in the best possible hands.
Are we at the tipping point?
Pensions de-risking report
With the market at a tipping point, the key question is whether pension plan demand could outstrip the available insurance capacity for the first time in 2019.Download the 2019 report
How we can help
Your journey to remove risk from your DB pension plan can be a challenging one and we're here to guide you throughout that journey.
We’re often brought in as a specialist adviser, working constructively with your scheme actuary and investment consultant, to review buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap options. We don’t duplicate the work they do. Instead, our independent advice helps you plan, prepare and be ready to move with confidence.
We have a suite of award-winning technology to help you do this. LCP Visualise and LCP LifeAnalytics provide everything you need to know to make joined-up investment, funding and de-risking decisions.
When it’s time to execute a transaction, we are skilled negotiators who work hard to make sure you get the very best outcome. We help you move quickly to lock into short-lived pricing opportunities, just as the ICI Pension Fund did after the EU referendum vote (read about it here). That’s why we’ve been the lead adviser on more of the UK’s defining buy-ins and buy-outs than anyone else.
How we have helped our clients
In July 2017, the Trustee of the Royal Mail Pension Plan entered into a £450m full buy-in with Rothesay Life covering the benefits payable to members of the Post Office Limited Section. LCP acted as lead adviser to the Trustee.
How we helped Leaf UK achieve a £35m full buy-out within six months
How we helped the MIRA Retirement Benefits Scheme complete a £70m PPF-plus buy-out, putting members’ interests first
Our Buy-ins, buy-outs & longevity swaps experts
Our latest thinking
In this podcast, you will hear Jon Wolff, partner and head of our covenant advisory team, Gordon Watchorn, partner and actuary in our corporate consulting team and Sam Jenkins, senior consultant and actuary in our pensions de-risking team (both of whom are part of the independent team at LCP researching consolidators) discuss around the table the latest thinking concerning DB consolidators from a corporate perspective.14 November 2018
In this blog, Sam Jenkins, pensions actuary in our de-risking team and our independent team at LCP researching consolidators, provides an introduction to this new market, as well as an overview of the two consolidators currently in the market.14 November 2018
How we can help
We are market leaders at each stage of de-risking, including planning, investment strategy, transactional services and wind up.Meet some of our experts
Our team works with trustees and sponsors of pension schemes to help them maximise their investment returns, while ensuring risk is well managed.Meet some of our experts
LCP LifeAnalytics is a unique tool that allows you to measure the longevity risk in your pension scheme.Meet some of our experts
We help you identify and implement strategies that will help you achieve your objectivesMeet some of our experts
We help companies manage and mitigate their pensions risks and costs.Meet some of our experts