The deal is said to secure the benefits of all 120 members of the pension scheme, according to Legal & General
Legal & General Assurance Society, a subsidiary of financial services provider Legal & General Group (L&G), has entered into a £13m bulk annuity deal with the Brandsby Agricultural Trading Association Employees’ Superannuation Pension Scheme (BATA pension scheme).
The deal is said to secure the benefits of all 120 members of the pension scheme.
The company said that the BATA pension scheme is an existing client of its group. In 2018, the trustees of the scheme appointed Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) as their fiduciary manager.
Brandsby Agricultural Trading Association Employees’ Superannuation Pension Scheme trustees chairman Steven Clarke said: “The Fiduciary Management agreement with LGIM has been very effective in providing excellent communication, a clear journey plan and timely investment actions.
“Liaison with other functions within L&G was seamless and allowed the Trustees to have certainty of the terms of the bulk annuity purchase in spite of turbulent financial markets.”
LGIM and the trustees are said to have closely worked to define their final objective of the buyout. Following this, LGIM engaged its colleagues in Legal & General Retirement Institutional’s (LGRI) Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) team to track and quickly move to lock in the buyout at an achievable price point.
LGRI pension risk transfer director Julian Hobday said: “We are delighted to be able to provide security for all of Brandsby’s members during a time of market volatility. This transaction demonstrates our ability to work smoothly and quickly across different teams and departments within Legal & General so Trustees are able to benefit from the wide range of services we offer.
“By using our extended expertise, as well as years of experience in supporting pension schemes of all sizes, we were able to support the Trustees with their objective of a buyout.”
Mercer and Hill Dickinson was the advisor for the trustees for the transaction.
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