Competitive pricing rate for pension risk transfer costs increases slightly to 100.1% in July

“In 2021, we saw the average buyout rate hover around 102%, while the competitive buyout cost of retirees has held steady at around 100%,” said Marie Leong, consulting actuary with Milliman and co-author of the study. “It’s too early to say where rates will end later this year, but retirement risk transactions are on the rise and on track for another record year.”

The MPBI uses the FTSE curve above the AA median, along with the composite annuity purchase interest rates of eight insurers, to estimate the average and competitive costs of a PRT annuity risk reduction strategy. Individual plan annuity buybacks may vary depending on plan size, complexity and competitive landscape.

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