Archive

  • Royal London moves to enter UK BPA market, completes two internal deals

    12 March 2024

    Deals with sponsored pension schemes worth a combined £594m

  • PIC completes buy-ins with former Thomas Cook Group schemes worth £50m

    11 March 2024

    Deal secures the liabilities of 520 members across three schemes

  • Solvency UK reforms will not be a revolution, but a soft evolution, PIC's CIO Rob Groves says

    06 March 2024

    In the second part of Insurance Asset Risk's interview with Rob Groves, the CIO of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) talks about the planned reforms to Solvency II in the UK. Will the proposals free his hand to invest in a wider spectrum of assets? Maybe not so much, but there is scope to do things differently.

  • PIC invests £30m in social housing development in Northern Ireland

    19 February 2024

    Deal will fund 400 new energy efficient homes

  • CIO Interview: New interest rate regime requires creativeness, PIC's Rob Groves says

    19 February 2024

    In the first part of this two part interview, PIC chief investment officer Rob Groves discusses the make up of the UK insurer's portfolio and how to balance creative and conservative investment strategies.

  • BPA sustainability charter born out pension funds' frustration with insurers

    06 February 2024

    New charter set to improve communication between pension funds and insurers on sustainability

  • Insurers sign-up to sustainability principles charter for BPA deals

    31 January 2024

    Aviva, Rothesay and L&G are among charter's signatories

  • Geopolitical risks cast a long-term shadow, pension insurers say

    23 January 2024

    Swathe of elections and rise of far-right opinion in western countries also a risk

  • Record-breaking BPA market can withstand turbulent year, PIC says

    19 January 2024

    Insurer says DB schemes are "well-funded and ready to de-risk"

  • Insurers primed to invest in UK infrastructure but lack the projects to do so, PIC says

    18 January 2024

    Insurer says local regeneration should be the focus instead of national projects