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Aon launches UK pension scheme de-risking survey

LONDON, (7 November 2017) – Aon, plc (NSYE:AON), has launched its 2017 Pensions De-risking Survey, open to all UK defined benefit schemes. The survey aims to assess current attitudes to de-risking, as well as identifying schemes’ readiness to undertake a risk reduction or risk settlement exercise in the near future.

Martin Bird, senior partner & head of Risk Settlement, at Aon said:  
“Managing and settling pensions risk is the key objective for most DB pension schemes in this country - and there has been a significant increase in de-risking exercises in recent times.
“Following the Pensions Regulator’s statement earlier this year which highlighted the importance of monitoring risks and taking action when required, we expect to see more schemes taking steps in risk reduction. With this survey we are aiming to assess both current attitudes to derisking - and current readiness too. We hope the results will enable schemes to gain a clearer view of the risk settlement market – including bulk annuities, longevity swaps and other risk transfer solutions – as well as benchmarking their own readiness for a risk reduction or risk settlement exercise.”

The Aon Pensions De-risking Survey consists of 21 multiple choice questions on factors particular to individual schemes. Aon will report the findings in early 2018 as part of its annual Risk Settlement Market Update. As a thank you for participating, one participant will be chosen at random to win £100 in John Lewis vouchers.  

The survey closes on Monday 13 November.

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