Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has agreed a £12 million bulk annuity transaction with the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen Retirement Benefit Scheme (“the Scheme”), securing the benefits of around 90 pension scheme members.
13 Jan 2022
The Scheme’s Sponsor, the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, is a charity providing practical and financial support to both active and retired fishermen.
Today’s announcement marks the Scheme’s first Pension Risk Transfer (“PRT”) transaction, which was agreed in November 2021. Legal & General is continuing to work closely with the Trustees towards buyout.
The Trustees worked with Legal & General on a sole insurer basis to enable the Scheme to take advantage of favourable pricing.
This transaction builds on Legal & General’s relationship with the Scheme, which has been a client of Legal & General Investment Management (“LGIM”) since 2017, through whom the Scheme has invested in liability driven investment (“LDI”) funds and self-sufficiency funds.
Broadstone Consultants & Actuaries Limited advised the Trustees on the transaction.
Paige Wilson, New Business Manager, Legal & General Retirement Institutional: "We are delighted to be able to further demonstrate our commitment to supporting smaller schemes on their de-risking journeys, as part of our whole of market capabilities. By working closely with the Trustees, across Legal & General, we were able to find the best way to help secure the benefits of its pension scheme members. We look forward to further building on our partnership with the Trustees as we work towards buyout.”
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.2 trillion in total assets under management* of which 39% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.
*as at HY 2023
Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) works with trustees and sponsoring companies of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes of all sizes to settle their pension obligations and secure scheme members’ benefits, through a full range of buy-ins, buyouts and other de-risking solutions. Our Client Services’ 12-month rolling Net Promoter Score (NPS) is above +70, which is widely regarded as being at a “world class” level. Legal & General is the UK’s longest-standing active bulk annuity provider.
Our UK Retirement annuity book stands at £72.6 billion as at 30 June 2023. Across the group over £30 billion is invested in direct investments that deliver positive social and environmental impacts, such as clean energy and affordable housing. Legal & General provides income and pension security to more than a million retirement customers around the world.
*as at HY 2023