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."
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.
Our Client Services’ 12-month rolling Net Promoter Score (NPS) is above +70, which is widely regarded as being at a “world class” level.
(As of June 2021)