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Legal & General agrees c.£13m buy-in for Jarvis Group Limited Pension Plan

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has agreed a c.£13 million full scheme buy-in for the Jarvis Group Limited Pension Plan (“the Plan”), securing the benefits of more than 90 members, including 72 retirees.

20 Oct 2022

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The Sponsoring company, Jarvis Group Limited (“the Sponsor”), is a 117-year-old construction business that specialises in contracting services, homebuilding, and maintenance.

The Plan is an existing Legal & General client, having partnered with its investment management business for more than 23 years. This is its first bulk annuity transaction.

Legal & General used a price-tracking formula to provide certainty to the Plan while the terms were agreed. The Trustees will now work with Legal & General towards its target of reaching buyout within agreed timeframes.

K3 Advisory advised the Trustees on the transaction and Shoosmiths provided legal advice.

Matthew Dales, Actuarial Manager, Legal & General Retirement Institutional: “This transaction, which provides security for the retirements of more than 90 people, is the product of strong collaboration and clear communication among the Trustees, their advisors and us. Our innovative price-tracking solution helped provide certainty to the Trustees while we agreed the terms of the transaction, and we are now well-placed to help the Plan towards its objective of buyout.”
Adam Davis, Managing Director at K3: “With diligent preparation any scheme can get transaction ready.  In doing so, it means they are able to take full advantage of favourable market conditions as they happen, trading at the optimum time for their scheme and meeting their unique needs. Working closely with all concerned and sharing expertise meant we were able to achieve this great success for the Jarvis pension plan.”
Simon Lawrence, Trustee: “Aside from securing the best outcome for our members the next most important thing for us is being able to work with a team of providers who were able to work efficiently and collaboratively to get us to where we need to be. The team on this buy-in were able to do exactly that, making the whole process seamless. We have not only secured the benefits of our 90 members, but we are in a very a strong position to achieve our target objective to buyout.”

Further information

Sinead Andrews

Sinead Andrews

Communications Manager

Legal & General Institutional Retirement

Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management (as at FY23) of which c40% (circa £0.5 trillion) is international.

We have a highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. We are a leading international player in Institutional Retirement, in Retail Savings and Protection, and in both public and private markets through our Asset Management division. Across the Group, we are committed to responsible investing and dedicated to serving the long-term savings and investment needs of customers and society.

As at 7 June 2024, we estimate the Group’s Solvency II coverage ratio to be 224%.

As at 11 June 2024, Legal & General has a market capitalisation of £14.6 billion.

Institutional Retirement 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 an estimated £86.1 billion at 31 December 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.