Pensions Law Summary - Alternatives to Buy-Out, Consolidators and other options

In this summary, we examine the options for schemes looking to secure member liabilities including consolidators, capital backed options and transfer to master trust

17 August 2021

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As schemes mature and trustees and employers wish to provide greater certainty for their members and corporate groups, seeking to secure member liabilities is becoming increasingly important. In addition to buy-out and buy-in, other options available to trustees and employers include self-sufficiency funding of the scheme, transferring liabilities to a consolidator, a capital backed option, transfer to master trust and PPF plus Buy Out. In this summary we explore each of these options and provide practical steps for trustees and employers considering such alternatives.

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