In a year like no other, advisers and providers from across the UK risk transfer market have demonstrated robustness, resilience and incredible focus in carrying forward the momentum from 2019, which was a record year for the risk transfer market. Our 50-strong Mercer Risk Transfer Group has supported clients in completing a diverse range of transactions and member option exercises, from small scheme buyouts using our streamlined quotation service to high-profile deals such as the £1.1bn de-risking trade for AIB (using the first ever “APP” bridge-to-buyout structure), the £650m buy-in for 3i and the £1.4bn longevity swap for UBS. We hope you enjoy the new video format of our Risk Transfer Market Watch and we would love to hear your views on the issues covered.
Bulk annuities – the insurer’s perspective with Ben Stone
Watch three bulk annuity providers in conversation on the buy-out opportunities for pension schemes in 2020, how insurers have adapted to lockdown and the introduction of commercial consolidators.
See how the Mercer Streamlined Quotation Service is creating more opportunities for UK DB pension schemes under £100m to buy out their liabilities with insurers. We explain why this approach works so well in the current market.
Hear from PAN Trustees and Just Group about how the Premaberg Scheme completed a buy-in transaction within four days of receiving final pricing. Mercer’s Ruth Ward joins the discussion to explain how price monitoring with the Mercer Streamlined Quotation Service identified a price opportunity and enabled this speedy completion.
Find out more about Mercer’s recently launched artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can help DB pension schemes predict the outcome of a member options exercise. This new data-driven approach helps pension schemes and sponsors better manage risk through planning member options projects that have optimum member offer structures.
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