The BPA enigma

Doubling in just two years, from a modest £1.2 billion in 2003 to £3.3 billion in 2005, the UK's bulk purchase annuity (BPA) market is poised for take-off. With the UK's Pensions Regulator holding the power to block takeovers and set stringent funding targets in order to protect pension schemes, companies are finding the prospect of getting rid of their defined benefit pension liabilities a lot more attractive than in the past.

This changing reality is now sparking intense interest from a new

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The future of life insurance

As the world constantly evolves and changes, so too does the life insurance industry, which is preparing for a multitude of challenges, particularly in three areas: interest rates, regulatory mandates and technology (software, underwriting tools and…

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