Longevity and de-risking key concerns for coming year

The aftermath of the global financial crisis has forced UK pension schemes to place risk management higher up the agenda, with de-risking becoming a key concern for the coming year, according to pension insurer Lucida.

In a survey of 65 trustees and scheme managers, representing more than £100 billion of UK scheme liabilities, the Lucida Pension Pulse Survey 2009 found a far greater appetite among pension schemes to undertake some sort of de-risking activity in 2009.

While interest in buy-in an