Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has agreed a c.£110 million buy-in transaction with the CAA Section of the Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme (CAAPS) (“the Scheme”).
9 Mar 2021
This transaction marks the Scheme’s first Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) transaction with Legal & General and has been established as an umbrella contract, to enable smooth facilitation of any future transactions.
The Scheme has a long-standing relationship with Legal & General, as Legal & General Investment Management (“LGIM”) has managed various CAAPS assets for more than 30 years.
The Trustee was advised on the transaction by Aon and legal advice was provided by Reed Smith. Legal advice was provided to Legal & General by CMS.
Gavin Smith, UK Head of Pricing and Execution, Legal & General Retirement Institutional: "I am pleased we were able to secure the pension benefits for a long-standing Legal & General client. We look forward to working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme Trustee as they continue to insure the Scheme’s remaining pension liabilities. Providing umbrella contract solutions enables pension schemes to continue moving effectively and strategically, to complete their de-risking journeys, when favourable conditions arise."
Notes to editors
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
* at 30 June 2021
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 UK Retirement annuity book stands at over £85 billion as at 30 June 2021, of which over £25 billion is invested in direct investments that deliver positive social and environmental impacts, such as clean energy and affordable housing.
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(As of June 2021)