Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q4 2018

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q4 2018

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update Market ActivitySource: LIMRA Secure Retirement InstituteTotal pension buyout sales once again increased in 2018. Q4 sales totaled nearly $10.5 billion which brings total 2018 sales to $26.4 billion, compared to $23 billion in 2017....
2018 Pension Plan Report Card – C+ Year

2018 Pension Plan Report Card – C+ Year

Last year was a so-so year at best for most plan sponsors. For most of the year things looked good but by the end of 2018 there were few things to celebrate. The good news was that interest rates were up year-over-year, but, in December, rates gave up some of the...
Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q3 2018

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q3 2018

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update Market Activity Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute Through the first three quarters of 2018, pension buy-out sales continue on a record-breaking pace. Q3 sales totaled $6.3 billion which brings year to date sales to $15.9...
Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q2 2018

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update – Q2 2018

Pension Plan Annuity Purchase Update Market Activity Source: LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute Through the first half of 2018, pension buy-out sales are once again on a record-breaking pace. Q2 sales eclipsed $8.2 billion which brings year to date sales to $9.6...
Fiduciary Implications of Pension Plan Annuity Purchases

Fiduciary Implications of Pension Plan Annuity Purchases

  Download a PDF version of this article… With the growing number of annuity purchases taking place in the market today, it is imperative that plan sponsors understand the fiduciary implications for implementing this de-risking strategy. Annuity purchases have become...