Legal & General completes largest ever UK bulk annuity with British Airways’ pension scheme buy-in
13 Sep 2018
Legal & General Group Plc (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has completed a £4.4 billion buy-in for British Airways PLC’s pension scheme, Airways Pension Scheme (“APS”), covering nearly 22,000 pensioners. This is the largest ever bulk annuity policy arranged with a UK pension scheme and also included the conversion of existing longevity insurance into a bulk annuity.
As announced at the half year results, the UK pension risk transfer (“PRT”) market continues to demonstrate a high level of activity with Legal & General actively quoting on more than £20 billion, of which more than £7 billion were in exclusive negotiations at the time. Since then, Legal & General has completed £4.8 billion of UK PRT transactions, including the APS buy-in, and is now actively quoting on £27 billion of UK PRT deals. Additionally Legal & General has continued to show strong momentum in International PRT, completing £191 million of transactions since the end of June.
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