Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has agreed a £760 million buy-in with the Sanofi Pension Scheme (“the Scheme”), securing the benefits of c2,900 retirees.
12 Oct 2021
Today’s transaction represents the Scheme’s first Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) transaction with Legal & General, after being a long-term asset management client.
The Trustee was advised on the transaction by Aon and legal advice was provided by CMS. Legal & General received legal advice from Macfarlanes.
Gavin Smith, Head of Pricing & Execution, Legal & General Retirement Institutional: “It is always particularly rewarding to work with long-term clients like Sanofi and to enable them to further de-risk their Scheme. We take pride in providing certainty to trustees and members, and this agreement is another great example of our ability to support schemes at all stages of this journey.”
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