Legal & General Group Plc (“Legal & General”) announces that it completed an innovative de-risking transaction for the AIB Group UK Pension Scheme (the “Scheme”), covering over 1,300 members.
13 Feb 2020
The transaction was completed at the end of 2019 and is included within the £3 billion of PRT which were in exclusive negotiations at the time of our 19 November trading update.
The transaction makes use of a new solution Legal & General has developed and further tailored for this scheme in partnership with advisors for the Trustee and its sponsor, Allied Irish Banks plc (the “Bank”). The transaction is split between a £850m pensioner buy-in and a £250m Assured Payment Policy (“APP”).
Laura Mason: "We are pleased to have been able to help AIB Group UK Pension Scheme in the latest stage of its de-risking journey and are proud to showcase our new Assured Payment Policy (APP) solution. Our team are always looking for new solutions for our clients to help them achieve their desired de-risking outcome in the most efficient way. The APP structure was ideal for what the Scheme and AIB were working to achieve."
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