A buyout is a transaction whereby once insured, the pension scheme is wound up and passed to an insurance company.
A buy-in is a long term agreement whereby the insurer pays a stream to the trustees, exactly matching the insured liabilities.
David Collinson, Head of Strategy (formerly Co-Head of Business Origination) and Mitul Magudia, a Business Origination Actuary explain what buyouts and buy-ins are.
If you'd like to discuss derisking of your pension scheme, you can contact:
Actuary, Business Origination
020 7105 2000