Daily Archives: March 26, 2009

Pauline Skypala

The pension buy-out market is in hibernation, but the specialist insurers are keen to keep the subject warm even if there is no business to be done.

They all aim for a slot at the top table of what is expected to be four or five big players when the market eventually consolidates. And they also expect to run the lion’s share of the UK’s pension fund assets in time. That is a big ambition, especially in the light of current concerns about the health of the life insurance sector.

About the blog

FTfm is no longer updated but it remains open as an archive.

FTfm's specialist writing team offer their insights into the global fund management industry.

About the authors

Pauline Skypala has been editor of FTfm for four years having previously been deputy personal finance editor. She joined the FT in 1999 and has been writing on savings and investment issues throughout her career.

Steve Johnson, FTfm deputy editor, has been a journalist for 17 years, 10 of which have been with the FT.

Sophia Grene, reporter on FTfm, has been a financial journalist in print and online for 12 years.

Ruth Sullivan has worked as a financial/business journalist and foreign correspondent and for the past 10 years has been at the FT.