Group pension buy-outs are usually seasonal, with the most activity happening in the fourth quarter, but industry analysts are seeing a trend toward more sales throughout the year.

Sales of group pension buy-outs reached a record high in the second quarter, jumping 700% from the second quarter of 2014. Pension buy-out sales were $3.8 billion, the highest sales recorded in the second quarter going back to the early 1990s, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute.

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