We are the UK’s largest pensions insurance specialist.

We are dedicated to securing the future for every one of our policyholders. We are defined by our absolute focus on security, real-time risk management, and the meticulous approach to everything we do.

  • 1st
    insurance company to be PASA Accredited for policyholder experience
  • 800,000
    pensions protected
  • £50bn+
    assets under management
  • £200m
    average monthly pension payments
  • 94%
    of policyholders surveyed in 2019 rated our service “good” or “excellent”
  • £16bn
    new business in 2019

Our history of steady growth

  • £50bn+ assets under management

    Today

    Rothesay has over £50bn invested according to our risk-averse, safety-first principles

    We secure pensions for over 800,000 people

  • UK's largest full buy-out

    2019

    Rothesay completed a full buy-out of the GEC 1972 Plan which at £4.7bn was the largest to date. Other risk transfers completed in this record year for new business include:
    - £3.8bn buy-in with the Allied Domecq Pension Fund
    - £3.8bn full buy-out of the Asda Group Pension Scheme
    - £2.8bn buy-in with the National Grid Pension Scheme
    - £255m full buy-out of ESAB Group (UK) Limited Pension & Life Assurance Scheme

  • £12bn transaction

    2018

    Rothesay completed a £12bn transaction with Prudential, structured as reinsurance of the in-force block of annuities - the largest transaction of its type ever executed in the UK

  • Financial independence from Goldman Sachs

    2017

    GIC, MassMutual and Blackstone acquired Goldman Sachs’ remaining shareholding in Rothesay

  • £6.4bn portfolio purchased

    2016

    Rothesay purchased £6.4bn annuity portfolio from Aegon UK, the first substantial annuity transfer since Solvency II implementation

  • Two Firsts

    2015

    First insurance back-book transaction through £1.2bn reinsurance for Zurich
    The UK’s first CPI bond financed by Rothesay

  • MetLife acquired

    2014

    Rothesay acquired Metlife Assurance Limited with £2.5bn bulk annuity portfolio

  • Largest specialist insurer in the sector

    2013

    Cumulative value of all risk transfer transactions underwritten exceeded £12bn, making Rothesay the largest specialist insurer in the sector

  • Pension liabilities over £10bn

    2012

    Cumulative pension liabilities passed £10bn, covering pensions of more than 150,000 individuals

  • Paternoster acquired

    2011

    Rothesay acquired the pension risk transfer specialist, Paternoster, and its £3bn bulk annuity portfolio

  • Pension risk transfer reaches £4.3bn

    2010

    By the end of 2010, Rothesay had completed pension risk transactions totalling £4.3bn

  • Largest buy-in at the time

    2009

    Rothesay insured £1.9bn of the liabilities of RSA Insurance Group’s UK pension schemes

  • Largest buy-out at the time

    2008

    Rothesay’s first transaction was a £700m buy-out of the Rank Pension Plan

  • Rothesay established

    2007

    Rothesay founded and authorised by the Financial Services Authority

  • Today
  • 2019
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