Legal & General agrees £35m buyout of Edwards Wildman pension scheme
Legal & General said on Wednesday that it has agreed to buy out US law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer's UK pension scheme for around £35m.
The scheme was an existing Legal & General Group client through its partnership with Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) fiduciary management team.
Julian Hobday, director, Pension Risk Transfer, Legal & General Retirement Institutional, said: "This transaction is an example of our teams working seamlessly together to ensure that our customers can easily benefit from the full range of services we offer.
"Combining our buyout and fiduciary management propositions enabled us to leverage the breadth of Legal & General’s capabilities to achieve the Trustees’ objectives and smoothly transition to buyout. We are glad that the Trustees have decided to secure a buyout with us and we look forward to continuing to work with them."