Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces that it has completed a £55m full scheme buy-in, with the Chartered Insurance Institute Pension Scheme 1993 (“the Scheme”). The transaction covers the benefits of approximately 330 Scheme members, including around 150 current pensioners.
20 May 2021
The Scheme’s sponsor, the Chartered Insurance Institute (“the Institute”), is a professional body dedicated to building trust in the insurance and financial planning profession.
Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone in the Scheme’s de-risking journey and is the culmination of several year’s planning and collaboration between the Trustees, the Institute and advisors Mercer. The Scheme, with the support of Legal & General, will now be taking the next steps to finalise the buy-in policy.
The Trustees were advised on the transaction by Mercer, with legal advice provided to the Trustees by Stephenson Harwood.
Julian Hobday, Origination & Execution Director of Legal & General Retirement Institutional: "We are delighted to have been chosen by the Trustees to secure their members’ benefits and we look forward to working with them as they move towards buyout. Once again, we have demonstrated Legal & General’s ability to provide effective de-risking solutions for schemes of all sizes."
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.
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. Including the premium to be received in relation to this transaction, LGRI has annuity assets estimated at £63bn.