We’re committed to keeping schemes up-to-date with all the important developments in the Risk Transfer market. This page is therefore regularly updated with articles, videos, case studies, webinar links and more – if you have any comments or queries on any of the topics covered, or have a suggestion for a topic you’d like to know more about, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Navigating pension risk transfer offers – (I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse)


There are now so many different risk transfer options available to schemes these days. Shehzad Ahmad at Ross Trustees discusses how trustees can navigate the range of options and decide between a multiplying array of offers?

Longevity swaps – a developing pension risk transfer market


Find out why we think hedging longevity could be a positive stepping stone in your end game journey plan.

Mercer’s pension risk transfer streamlined quotation service


Watch our short animation to find out just how our Streamlined Quotation Service is helping smaller deals to get noticed by more insurers.

Pensions buyout case study – Metal Box Pension Scheme


A Mercer pension risk transfer case study on how the Metal Box pension scheme completed a £2.2 billion all risks pensions buyout with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). Discover this scheme’s de-risking journey.

Pension risk transfer market in numbers


Our summary looks at the pension risk transfer market, including transaction volumes, bulk annuity insurer market shares and what the Mercer pension risk transfer team has been advising on.

Pension risk transfer market: multiple options for DB pension schemes


The risk transfer market has developed an expanding range of risk-transfer solutions for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Mercer’s summary note cuts through complexity to give you an overview of the alternatives available.

Pension buy-in for the Aberdeen City Council Transport Fund


Mercer was the lead advisor on the Aberdeen City Council Transport Fund transaction, the second defined benefit (DB) pension bulk annuity transfer for a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund. Learn more about the journey from start to finish.


Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward

Leader Risk Transfer, DB Journey Planning and Consolidation

Andrew helps clients understand the range of options to find the right strategy to meet their needs. He has been involved in ground-breaking transactions and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Ben Stone

Ben Stone

Risk Transfer Partner

I am a specialist in the UK pension risk transfer market for over 10 years, leading some of the largest transactions including innovative, bespoke transactions with multiple stakeholders involved.

Andrew Ward

Suthan Rajagopalan

Head of both Longevity Reinsurance, and Bulk Annuity Asset Transitions and Risk

I am well-known as a market leading DB risk transfer specialist speaking at industry events, a press contributor and having advised on circa £30bn of UK DB risk transferred across circa 30 schemes.

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