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Derisking activity ramps up in Q3

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Data crunch: Derisking activity picked up in the third quarter of 2021, as bulk annuity transactions reached their highest point of the year.

DC consolidation and small pots limit can reduce value for money

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A combination of the flat fees charging ban on pots worth less than £100 and an increase in consolidation schemes could reduce members value for money, the Pensions Policy Institute has warned.

Reuters scheme agrees full buy-in

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On the go: The Reuters Supplementary Pension Scheme has agreed a circa £310m full buy-in with Legal & General Assurance Society.

Fiduciary mandates and outsourced investment: Spotting the differences

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CPD: With some pension schemes opting to outsource their entire investment portfolio instead of hiring a fiduciary manager, Rachel So explains what the differences are and how the CMA rules still apply in both cases.

LGPS pool accelerates cost savings and commits to net zero

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On the go: The Local Pensions Partnership has announced it made £28.2m in cost savings for clients in the year to March 2021, bringing the overall total savings to £74m since inception in 2016.

Healthcare diagnostics scheme completes £130m full buy-in

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On the go: The PerkinElmer (UK) Pension Scheme has completed a £130m full buy-in with Phoenix Group subsidiary Standard Life.

Sanofi scheme agrees £760m buy-in with L&G

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On the go: The £3.1bn Sanofi Pension Scheme has agreed a £760m buy-in with Legal & General Assurance. Separately, the scheme terminated an emerging market manager and replaced it with two new managers during 2020. 

Miracle Garden Care scheme agrees £49m full buyout

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On the go: The Miracle Garden Care Pension Scheme has completed a £49m buyout deal with Just Group.

Metal Box completes £2.2bn full buy-in with PIC

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On the go: The Metal Box Pension Scheme has completed a full £2.2bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation, with plans to convert this to a buyout in November 2021.

Selecta UK scheme agrees £250m full buy-in with Legal & General

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On the go: The Selecta UK Pension Plan has completed a £250m full buy-in with Legal & General Assurance.