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de-risking report 2016

10 years on and one million pensions in the UK have now been insured through buy-ins and buy-outs

Our annual report on the buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap market is now in its tenth year. We look at how the market has developed over the past 10 years since the first pensioner buy-in in 2007. 2016 marked a key milestone with the pensions of over one million people in the UK now insured through a buy-in or buy-out.

Looking forward, with pensioner buy-in pricing at its most favourable level since 2011, relative to holding gilts, we predict that buy-in and buy-out volumes will set a new record of over £15bn in 2017. 

What's inside pensions de-risking 2016?

  • Review of 2016 and our predictions for 2017;
  • Current pricing opportunities;
  • Outlook for supply and demand in 2017;
  • Solvency II – what impact has it had?
  • How to use a de-risking framework to combine investment and longevity risk;
  • Options for smaller pension plans; and
  • Case studies on buy-ins by Aggregate Industries and ICI Pension Fund plus smaller scheme buy-outs and medically underwritten buy-ins

Related content

  • Fast facts

    Our infographic shows the fast facts from the UK buy-ins and buy-outs market

  • 10 years on…

    Our infographic highlights how the pensions de-risking market evolved

  • Watch on-demand the key findings from the report

    Clive & Charlie discuss the key findings from the report, predictions for 2017 and provide practical advice for pension plans who are looking to transfer longevity risk

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