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Pensions De-risking

Global clients seek the expertise of Linklaters’ pan-European pensions group to solve their most complex pensions issues.

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:

Our Spring Investor Agenda 2019 covers end-game options for schemes looking at buy-ins and buy-outs in detail and then some of the other key options including longevity swaps.

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Our experience

Rolls-Royce UK Pension Fund

We advised the Trustee of the Rolls-Royce UK Pension Fund on its £4.6bn buy-in with Legal and General which signed in June 2019.

Pearson Pension Plan

We advised the Trustee of the Pearson Pension Plan on two umbrella buy-in policies with Aviva and Legal & General in 2017, covering £1.2bn of pensioner liabilities, and the addition of a further £500m of liabilities to the Legal & General policy in early 2019.

Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme

We advised the Trustee of the Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme on two umbrella buy-in policies in 2018 with Aviva and Phoenix Life, a further umbrella buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation in 2019 and an additional transaction with Phoenix Life under the existing umbrella buy-in in 2019. These cover in total £2.9bn of the Scheme’s liabilities.

Rentokil Initial 2015 Pension Scheme

We advised the Trustee of the Rentokil Initial 2015 Pension Scheme on its £1.5bn buy-out with Pension Insurance Corporation plc completed at the end of 2018.

Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan

We advised the Trustees of the Dresdner Kleinwort Pension Plan on their £1.2bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation plc in which covered both the Plan’s final salary section and hybrid money purchase section.
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