Legal & General has announced the completion of a £900m ($1,146m) buy-in with the ICI Pension Fund to secure the benefits of over 7,000 retirees.

This marks the 12th transaction since the fund entered into an umbrella agreement with Legal & General in 2014. So far, Legal & General has completed transactions totalling £7bn in aggregate with the fund and covers around 70% of the pension fund’s total liabilities.

In addition, LCP and Allen & Overy have advised the Trustee of the Fund on all twelve of the Fund’s buy-ins with Legal & General, Macfarlanes provided legal advice to Legal & General.

Andrew Kail, CEO, Legal & General Retirement Institutional, said: “We are pleased to have deepened our relationship with the ICI Pension Fund in the most recent transaction. It falls almost ten years to the day since the Fund’s initial ground-breaking transaction with us in 2014 and highlights how well advised pension schemes can achieve great results when they have a deep, collaborative, and trusted relationship with an insurer. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Fund to secure its members’ pension liabilities.”

Heath Mottram, chief executive, Pensions Secretariat Services, continued: “The Trustee of the ICI Pension Fund is delighted to have completed this further buy-in transaction with Legal & General. The Trustee values its ongoing relationship with Legal & General as it continues its journey to secure the benefits of all of the members of the ICI Pension Fund.”

Clive Wellsteed, partner, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, added: “In a busy market dominated by full buy-ins, this pensioner-only transaction shows how a well-prepared scheme with a de-risked investment strategy can successfully insure benefits over time to achieve its objectives. This transaction was the 12th buy-in for the Fund with L&G, almost 10 years to the day since the Trustee completed its initial record-breaking £3bn transaction with L&G in 2014.”

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In April 2024, Legal & General completed a similar £16m buy-in with the John Graham (Dromore) Limited Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has completed.

The deal between Legal & General and John Graham secured the benefits of 172 retirees and deferred members.

John Graham Construction is a construction services provider in the UK. Legal & General has an existing relationship with the parent company, GRAHAM, partnering with them on several construction projects in Glasgow, Belfast, and London.