According to the 2019 Pension Risk Transfer Poll sponsored by MetLife, most companies plan to rid themselves of their pension liabilities in the future.  Pension de-risking transfers topped $26 Billion in 2018, up 14% from 2017.  Pension de-risking since 2012 exceeds $125 Billion.  2019 is on-track to be a big year for pension de-risking.  According to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute pension de-risking transfers (what they term “buy-out” sales) were $4.75 Billion in the 1st Quarter of 2019.