Season Six - Risk Reduction

As the situation regarding Covid-19 continues to develop, there will inevitably be some implications for UK pension schemes who are or were considering a buy out or buy-in.

Schemes will have already been impacted by volatility in their assets, with significant falls in rates coupled with a fall back in equities to levels not seen since 2011. Schemes who are well hedged may have seen their funding position hold steady, but this will not necessarily have protected them against movements in buy-in and buyout pricing – something that can be broken into a few factors that we’ll be covering in this episode: pricing, capacity and the longevity impact.

This episode will also look at the outlook for risk reduction and ask how schemes can still get deals done despite the market volatility.