Our podcast series on all things de-risking

Institutional Insights

2022 podcast series

Episode 5 - Engaging members with their DB pensions

In this episode Michala Crouch, Pensions Administrator, talks to George Hutchinson, Customer Service Manager and Lauren Alexander, Team Manager at Legal & General Retirement Institutional about our partnership with the Customer Contact Association (CCA). They also provide an insight into how the Client Services team go above and beyond to deliver a great service to both trustees and members.



Episode 4 - Navigating uncertainty: how to use market volatility to your advantage

We all know that markets move. However, in the past few years we’ve lived through one of the most turbulent periods in modern history. Yet market volatility can also create opportunities for pension schemes on their de-risking journeys – during this period we have seen some of the most of attractive bulk annuity pricing in the history of the UK market.

The market factors that most impact buyout affordability have continued to move positively over the course of this year, namely interest rates and credit spreads. In this episode, Sabeen Iftikhar, Director in our Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) business, talks to Aysha Patel, New Business Origination Lead, PRT and Mat Webb, Head of insurance Solutions & Strategy at Legal & General Investment Management, about how pension schemes can take advantage of market volatility and achieve favourable pricing opportunities.


Episode 3 - What sits behind insurer pricing? 
Bea Male, Client Solutions Director
talks to Dave Matthews, Head of PRT Quote Production and Roshni Sakaria, Actuarial Manager, about our insurer quote processes, while exploring the key inputs and factors that influence bulk annuity pricing. The episode also discusses how market volatility can impact pricing, as well as highlighting how insurers can help pension schemes take advantage of favourable pricing opportunities using different solutions, such as ‘price locks’.

Episode 2 - City regeneration
This episode welcomes Wes Erlam, Head of Urban Regeneration, Ben Rodgers, Head of Regeneration and Aaron McClure, Investment Manager, who demystify how our unique business model enables us to deliver our purpose of inclusive capitalism.  By using examples of our regeneration projects in Manchester, Cardiff and Oxford, where we've created jobs, homes and services for local people, we can highlight how businesses can benefit the wider economy, while generating the right level of returns for customers.

Episode 1 - What to expect in 2022?
Industry experts expect 2022 to be another busy year for the Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) market. In this episode, we welcome back John Towner, Head of UK New Business, LGRI and Sheena McEwen, Head of Distribution, LGRA, where they reflect on trends presented in the UK and US markets throughout 2021 and what we can expect to see in 2022.

Legal & General Retirement Institutional’s (LGRI) podcast, Institutional Insights, covers a range of topics including: Market updates, pension scheme de-risking and longevity views. The episodes feature LGRI’s experts, discussing their views on the key trends in 2022.



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