Report 10 February 2015

De-risking journeys of large pension schemes

Nearly two thirds (64%) of the UK's large pension schemes to use insurance de-risking solutions according to research by Legal & General and Engaged Investor.

We asked more than 40 of the UK's largest private sector pension schemes, each with over £1billion in pension fund assets, about their long term de-risking objectives and the barriers that they believe may prevent them from achieving their aims.

Key insights from the report include:

  • Nearly two-thirds, (64%) are looking to arrange some form of insurance de-risking solution to cover their liabilities, rather than retain and manage the risk themselves;
  • Nearly half, (47%) of interested schemes said that they were looking to arrange buy-ins or buyouts in the next 5 years; and
  • Over two thirds, (67%) of schemes interested in longevity insurance, were looking to implement a solution in the next 5 years.

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