Pension scheme risk transfer deals up 400% on past quarter

Several longevity swap transactions are in the pipeline despite market turmoil, says Hymans Robertson's Patrick Bloomfield


Scheme risk transfer deals totalling £1.4 billion were completed last quarter, with five providers concluding business in excess of £150 million, according to analysis by consulting firm Hymans Robertson.

The firm said the second quarter of 2011 was one of the busiest since the credit crisis hit in 2008, and up 400% on Q1 of this year. The vast majority of the deals were buy-ins.

The quarterly Managing Pension Scheme Risk report showed the buy-in/buyout market was dominated by Prudential, Aviva

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