Monthly Archives: May 2016

Beginner’s guide to capital market solutions

As pension plans increasingly look towards the “end game”, there has been a growing volume of deals in which some or all of the plan sponsor’s risk has been transferred to an external provider.

In this BAC Briefing we provide an overview of the main products available in the market, what they involve, when a company might consider using them and the practical issues that need to be addressed to implement one of these solutions.


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News for week ending 27 May

The British Steel consultation looks at radical options, the Treasury argues that Brexit poses a threat to pensioners whilst more DB closures are announced.


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News for week ending 20 May

The Queen’s Speech confirms there will be a Pensions Bill in the coming Parliamentary session, whilst inflation falls back in April 2016.


News for week ending 13 May

The Regulator publishes its 2016 annual funding statement, Aon insures £900 million of its current pensioner liabilities whilst the Government is reported to be looking at a switch from RPI to CPI for the British Steel scheme.



News for week ending 6 May

A quiet May day week for pension news, with the exception of the funding of the BHS and Austin Reed schemes and Legal & General reinsuring some of its bulk annuity business.