Longevity/mortality Buy-Ins, Buy-Outs, Longevity Bonds, Pandemics


PRA steps up oversight of funded reinsurance for annuity firms

UK regulator warns life insurers about concentration risks

Covid-19 is still impacting top European reinsurers

AM Best report shows combined ratios improving for the "big four"

Better data could liberate life underwriting for mental health conditions

Opportunities exist for improved risk assessment and dynamic underwriting, say actuaries

Climate change aggravates almost two-thirds of human pathogenic diseases

Research highlights mortality and morbidity risks from climate change

Solvency II reforms not about capital release, says Phoenix CEO

Andy Briggs says matching adjustment eligibility is more important issue

CRO Forum adds space debris and climate engineering as emerging risks

Climate change and cyber risks are listed as the most pressing threats for insurers in 2022

Covid-19 to have marginal impact on future mortality improvements, say UK insurers

Situation is still evolving, warns Continuous Mortality Investigation

LCP recruits longevity expert Stuart McDonald

He helped to found the Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group

Long Covid could prompt enduring effects on mortality and morbidity

Club Vita's Erik Pickett warned people may now seek earlier retirement than they would have done before the pandemic

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UN group develops ESG risks guide for life and health insurers

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Thinking outside the box on emerging risks

Risk professionals may need to deploy more imagination if they are to address the perils that are currently going undetected. Paul Walsh reports

Insurers' hidden risk from reinsurance recaptures: the perspective of UK annuity writers

Mudi Ugono and Brad Ashton discuss the findings from a working party on how a reinsurer default could affect insurer balance sheets - and how the management of this risk could be improved

Sarah Williams cultivates new risk strategy at Guardian Life

Sarah Williams found a new job and a new hobby during the pandemic. Now chief risk officer at Guardian Life - and a keen gardener - she is planning to make both flourish, as she explains to Ronan McCaughey

Legacy life books: targeted approaches to de-risking and optimisation

In the second of two articles, Luca Tres reviews how a targeted risk transfer strategy can help life insurers better manage their legacy books - and looks to the future of legacy life de-risking

Legacy life books: a proactive approach

In the first of two articles, Luca Tres discusses the strategies available to life insurers facing the challenges of high capital intensity and low profitability in their life legacy business

Climate change's threat to longevity

The relationship between the environment and human health is a growing topic for life insurers. Longevity modelling experts expect there will be some important and unexpected trends to consider, as Cintia Cheong reports