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SMEs not achieving maximum return on investment

Quantum Advisory, the leading independent financial services consultancy, has said that whilst more small to medium sized employers (SMEs) are now investing in quality benefits packages, many are not achieving their true potential in terms of return on investment.
Posted on Thursday May 23

Marks and Spencer complete second round of pensioner buy ins

Marks & Spencer has taken another important step in reducing the risks in its £10bn UK defined benefit pension scheme. Marks & Spencer has now secured two further buy-in policies with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and Phoenix Life totalling broadly £1.4bn.
Posted on Thursday May 23

Aegon comment on FCA report on investment scams

Kate Smith, Head of Pensions at Aegon, on figures released this morning from the FCA that over £27 million was reported lost to crypto and forex investment scams in the last financial year.
Posted on Tuesday May 21

Twenty seven million pounds lost in crypto investment scams

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Action Fraud (link is external) are warning the public to be wary of investment scams carried out via bogus online trading platforms. This warning comes as cryptoassests (crypto) and forex investment scams reports more than tripled last year to over 1,800. Fraudsters promise high returns from investments in crypto and forex, with victims losing over £27 million in total in 2018/19.
Posted on Tuesday May 21

Broadstone acquires 3HR Benefits Consultancy

Broadstone, one of the UK’s leading employee benefits and pensions consulting businesses, has announced the acquisition of 3HR Benefits Consultancy. This move represents Broadstone’s third acquisition in as many months following the recently announced purchases of Liverpool-based CS Financial Solutions and Thomson Dickson Consulting located in Glasgow.
Posted on Tuesday May 21

Munich Re and The Floow enter global telematics agreement

Munich Re and telematics provider The Floow have reached an agreement for a global partnership.
Posted on Wednesday May 15

BlackRock examine latest PPF 7800 Index figures

Andy Tunningley, Head of UK Strategic Clients at BlackRock, comments on the latest PPF 7800 Index figures:

Posted on Tuesday May 14

InsurTech investment records smashed

According to the new Quarterly InsurTech Briefing from Willis Towers Watson InsurTech investors worldwide executed the highest number of transactions, the highest number of property/casualty transactions, and the highest volume of Series B and Series C funding rounds during the first three months of 2019,
Posted on Thursday May 9

ILS market slows further in first quarter

According to the new ILS Market Update from Willis Re growth of the Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continued to slow in the first quarter of 2019 following the reduction seen in Q4 2018. Slightly more than $1.1 billion was raised through non-life catastrophe bond issues, compared with an average of $1.8 million over the most recent six first quarters, the lowest during the period, and around one-third of the record-breaking activity observed in Q1, 2018.
Posted on Tuesday May 7

XPS Pensions Group acquires RL Corporate Pension Services

XPS Pensions Group plc (“XPS”), the UK specialist in pensions, investment and administration services, is pleased to announce their acquisition of RL Corporate Pension Services Limited (RLCPS) from The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited.
Posted on Thursday May 2

Broadstone Group acquires Thomson Dickson Consulting

Broadstone has acquired Glasgow-based Thomson Dickson Consulting (TDC) to support its growth across consulting and actuarial. The business is owned and managed by actuaries Ann Marie Dickson and Andy Thomson who, along with all of the company’s employees, will remain with the business in its Glasgow offices.
Posted on Wednesday May 1

Carillion Pension Scheme moves to LifeSight Master Trust

Carillion Pension Scheme has moved its Defined Contribution (DC) members into the LifeSight master trust, which was the first to be authorised by the Pensions Regulator.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 30

Legal and General announce buy in with 3i Group Pension

Legal & General announces that it has completed a c.£95 million buy-in with the Trustees of the 3i Group Pension Plan.
Posted on Friday Apr 26

Prudential Financial closes USD2.6bn reinsurance agreements

Prudential Retirement® has concluded about $2.6 billion in previously undisclosed longevity reinsurance contracts, an important signal of an unprecedented start to the 2019 U.K. pension risk transfer market. As part of these transactions, Prudential Retirement is assuming the longevity risks of approximately 16,000 pensioners.

Posted on Wednesday Apr 24

Legal and General announce first Canadian Risk Transfer

Legal & General announces that it has agreed its first Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) transaction in Canada for more than CAD $200 million (£114 million).
Posted on Wednesday Apr 24

Call for a step change in investor stewardship

According to a new research paper by Willis Towers Watson the investment industry should substantially step up its game when it comes to stewardship.
Posted on Tuesday Apr 16

Fiduciary Managers struggle to deliver their targets

XPS Investment has published its first XPS FM Watch report in which they assess the growth portfolio performance and risk of Fiduciary Managers (FMs) following the worst year for financial markets since 2011.
Posted on Thursday Apr 11

QinetiQ completes pension scheme buy in with Scottish Widows

QinetiQ Group announces that the QinetiQ Pension Scheme has completed its first bulk annuity insurance buy-in for approximately £690m. Scottish Widows were selected for the buy-in following a competitive process. The agreement covers approximately 33% of the Scheme’s liabilities.
Posted on Wednesday Apr 10

Peugeot Pension in bulk annuity deal with Scottish Widows

The Trustee of the Peugeot Advanced Pension Plan has secured a c. £140m buy-in with Scottish Widows, covering all members of the Plan. The ultimate parent company of the Plan is Groupe PSA, who worked closely with the Trustee to ensure the successful completion of this transaction.

Posted on Wednesday Apr 10

BlackRock comments on the latest PPF 7800 Index figures

Andy Tunningley, Head of UK Strategic Clients at BlackRock, comments on the latest PPF 7800 Index figures:
Posted on Tuesday Apr 9

LDI market smashes through the GBP1 trillion barrier

XPS Investment’s second Liability Driven Investment (LDI) survey reveals the initial challenges around LDI strategies are well and truly behind us. LDI is now commonplace for UK pension schemes and used as a very effective way to reduce risk for all sizes of pension schemes.
Posted on Thursday Apr 4

Trustees not been timid in adopting innovative investments

Hugh Nolan, senior trustee representative at Dalriada Trustees comments on the Work and Pensions Committee pension charge enquiry
Posted on Wednesday Apr 3

Europe props up global Mergers and Acquisition market

The decline of the global M&A market continues with sixth consecutive quarter of underperformance, as only buyers in Europe able to add value through deals
Posted on Tuesday Apr 2

MMC complete acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) today completed the acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) for $5.6 billion in fully diluted equity value, furthering its role as the world’s preeminent professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people.
Posted on Monday Apr 1

PMI announces Hymans Robertson as DC Governance Partner

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) have announced that Hymans Robertson is its Insight Partner for DC governance.
Posted on Monday Apr 1

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