'Mega' Pension De-Risking Deals Set For 2022, Analysts Say

By Najiyya Budaly (January 5, 2022, 2:19 PM GMT) -- Insurers are set to be involved in "mega" transactions to move the risk away from pension schemes in 2022, analysts predicted Wednesday, after the sector completed a near-record £20 billion ($27 billion) in deals in the second half of 2021.

Lane Clark and Peacock LLP said that it expects insurers to break the record for size of transactions in the buy-in and buy-out market. The pensions consultancy said that its analysis shows that insurers are expected to have covered approximately £30 billion worth of pension scheme liabilities during 2021.

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