Now Trending: A Lower Risk Future

Records are breaking in the UK and the pension risk transfer market is more flexible and more global than ever.

With less than nine months behind us, 2014 is already one of the most noteworthy years in pension risk transfer history.

The UK market has seen:

• over £7 billion in pension buy-outs and buyins, including the ICI Pension Scheme transaction, which is the largest UK pension annuitisation ever completed; and
• over £21 billion in longevity risk transfers, including the BT Pension Scheme transaction, which is the largest longevity risk transfer ever completed.

In addition, the US market is poised to have one of its strongest years ever, the Canadian and Dutch markets continue to develop and the French market has seen its first longevity reinsurance transaction. These are not isolated events. Together, they demonstrate the strength of the increasingly global pension de-risking trend and the depth of the market that has developed to serve it.

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