We have been at the forefront of developments in creating innovative de-risking solutions
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Our pensions de-risking practice brings together legal expertise in pensions, corporate insurance, investment management, banking, derivatives and structured products and data protection, providing strength in both breadth and depth making sure you have every angle covered for your transaction.
You want the right solution for your scheme – and if that’s not straightforward, we can create it for you. As we lead the market in pensions de-risking solutions, that means we’ve created many industry “firsts”. These include:
We have advised the Trustee of the Co-operative Pension Scheme (Pace) on:
We advised on the sponsoring employer, stationery and office supplies firm, Staples UK Limited on the £47m buy-in with Legal & General (L&G), covering over 175 deferred members and 85 retirees in the Universal Office Supplies Pension Scheme.
We advised the Trustee of the Aviva Staff Pension Scheme on an umbrella buy-in contract with Aviva Life with an initial value of £1.7bn in October 2019. This represents the largest bulk purchase annuity contract entered into by Aviva Life to date.
We advised Rothesay Life plc on a £3.8bn buy-in with the Allied Domecq Pension Fund in September 2019. The transaction is the fifth largest buy-in transaction announced to date by our pensions practice which has built a reputation for record breaking deals in this area.
The buy-in secures the majority of the Fund’s liabilities and is the largest scheme buy-in on record that incorporates deferred members.
17 June 2019
Welcome to our Summer Edition of Investor Agenda – with plenty inside to provide some light reading for you if you are going on holiday!
6 June 2019
In our Summer edition of Trustee Agenda, we focus on several areas of particular relevance to our clients.
11 April 2019
Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of Investor Agenda.With the majority of defined benefit pension schemes having ceased future accrual, many trustees are taking the opportunity to start planning for the “end game”. There is a lot of attention on buy-ins and buy-outs, but there are other options out there. It is hard to decide what is right for your scheme. In this issue, we will look at buy-ins and buy-outs in detail and then some of the other key options; longevity swaps, the “new” option of DB commercial consolidators and fiduciary management.
26 February 2019
In our Spring edition of Trustee Agenda, we focus on several areas of particular relevance to our clients.
14 February 2019
This publication looks at recent and ongoing action by the Pensions Regulator. We also look at the Pensions Regulator’s powers and how it uses them.
11 February 2019
Welcome to Pensions Ombudsman Focus for the period to January 2019. In this edition, we look at three recent complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman.
1 November 2018
Welcome to the Pensions Ombudsman Focus for the period to November 2018. In this edition, we cover three recent complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman.