Our podcast series on all things de-risking

Institutional Insights

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 2020.

Episode 6 – Investing in a year of pandemic – Risks and opportunities

Johnny Chow, Chief Investment Officer and Sumit Mehta, Head of Investment Solutions talk to us about how Covid-19 has impacted the investment landscape. Against this backdrop, Johnny and Sumit discuss LGRI’s approach to investing and risk management, as well as some of the long-term opportunities to deliver value for pension schemes.

Episode 5 - Alternative de-risking solutions

As the regulatory landscape evolves, so have the de-risking tools and solutions available to trustees, to help them better secure and protect their members’ benefits. Both established providers and new entrants are rising to the challenge of providing greater access and choice for the £1.9 trillion of DB pension liabilities remaining in the UK. In this episode, Frankie Borrell and Alexa Mitterhuber explore some of the different de-risking solutions available to pension schemes.

Episode 4 - Lessons from lockdown – Making customers the centre of your business

Dave Poulton, Chief Customer Officer and Yawar Choudhry, Head of Client Services Proposition outline some of the challenges COVID-19 has brought to customer service and what they have learnt through the pandemic. The episode also highlights how the Client Services Team transitioned to remote working, while keeping the customer as top priority and we hear what our customers think about some of the new online processes that were rolled out at the start of lockdown.

Episode 3: How to tell whether you're ready for a de-risking transaction

Frankie Borrell, Head of Client Solutions and Aysha Patel, Origination & Execution Director talk about how market volatility, caused by COVID-19 has led to favourable pricing conditions for Schemes in a position to transact. But when is the right time to de-risk your scheme, what do you need to do to prepare for this, and how do you go about it?

Episode 2: How COVID-19 has impacted longevity

Darryl Brundle, Head of Longevity and Ashley Kanter, Longevity Research and Innovation Specialist talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on mortality rates over the year so far and discuss some of their key findings when analysing Legal & General's internal data. The episode also touches on how this affects the Pension Risk Transfer industry and behavioural changes as a result of the pandemic.

Episode 1: L&G’s global PRT business - Reflecting on the year so far

Chris DeMarco, the Managing Director of our UK PRT business and George Palms, President of Legal & General Retirement America provide a unique overview of our global PRT business. After looking at the first half of the year and discussing the impact of Covid-19, they look ahead to what lies in store for the UK and US PRT markets in 2020 and beyond.

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