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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
  • Over 930,000
    pensions protected
  • £60bn+
    assets under management
  • £200m
    average monthly pension payments
  • 94%
    of policyholders surveyed in 2023 rated our service “good” or “excellent”
  • £12.7bn
    of new business in 2023

Our history of steady growth

  • £60bn+ assets under management


    Rothesay has over £60bn invested according to our risk-averse, safety-first principles

    We secure pensions for over 930,000 people

  • Two new Partnerships


    As the exclusive pension partner to the LTA, Rothesay is the title sponsor of three prestigious grass tennis tournaments which together make up the Rothesay Summer Series.

    The Rothesay Foundation partnered with Iceland Foods to launch the 'Summer Cheer' campaign, providing funding of £2m to help pensioners who rely only on a State Pension.

  • Rothesay launches Net Zero pathway


    Rothesay committed to transitioning our investment portfolio to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and published our first ESG report.

  • Rothesay valued at £5.75bn


    GIC & MassMutual acquired Blackstone’s shareholding in Rothesay in September 2020. The transaction valued the Group at £5.75bn.

    Rothesay completed 12 buy-ins during the year and were named Risk Management Firm of the year at the 2020 European Pension Awards.

  • UK's largest full buy-out


    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


    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


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

  • £6.4bn portfolio purchased


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

  • Two Firsts


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

  • MetLife acquired


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

  • Largest specialist insurer in the sector


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

  • Pension liabilities over £10bn


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

  • Paternoster acquired


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

  • Pension risk transfer reaches £4.3bn


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

  • Largest buy-in at the time


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

  • Largest buy-out at the time


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

  • Rothesay established


    Rothesay founded and authorised by the Financial Services Authority

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