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Legal & General launch new Pension Risk Transfer podcast ‘Institutional Insights’

Covering a range of topics including: Market updates, pension scheme derisking and longevity views

4 Sep 2020

Full press release

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (“Legal & General”) today announces the launch of ‘Institutional Insights’, a fortnightly podcast series giving an insight into the Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) global division and covering a range of Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) topics.

The first episode, featuring Chris DeMarco, the Managing Director of our UK PRT business and George Palms, President of Legal & General Retirement America provides a unique overview of our global PRT business. After looking at the first half of the year and discussing the impact of Covid-19, they look ahead to what lies in store for the UK and US PRT markets in 2020 and beyond.

The episodes feature LGRI’s experts, discussing their views on the key trends in 2020. LGRI is the UK’s longest serving active bulk annuity provider, having completed its first transaction in 1987, and has written more UK business than any other insurer.

A new episode will be posted to Legal & General’s PRT website on a fortnightly basis starting from the 04 September.

‘Institutional Insights’ is available to subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Topics include:

  • L&G’s global PRT business - Reflecting on the year so far and what is still in store for 2020
  • How COVID-19 has impacted longevity
  • How to tell whether you’re ready for a de-risking journey
  • Alternative de-risking solutions
  • Lessons from lockdown – Customers at the centre of a PRT business, providing the services they need
  • How pensions will help to build the UK’s future
  • Investing in a year of a pandemic
Laura Mason, CEO, Legal & General Retirement Institutional: "Our podcast, ‘Institutional Insights’, will give listeners an insight into how we do business, provoke thought and provide analysis of current trends. Our many experts have years of experience in Pension Risk Transfer, and we hope that their knowledge can help those responsible for providing security for pension scheme members."

Further information


Margrit Williams

Director of External Engagement

Legal & General Capital

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.