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


US life insurance grew at unprecedented rate in 2021

Post-Covid life sales up 18% growth while annuities also thrive, says S&P

Exceptional mortality for the first time in over 50 years

Cobus Daneel at the UK's Continuous Mortality Investigation explains why

Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group's co-founder receives MBE

Stuart McDonald, Nigel Wilson and Johnny Timpson were recognised in the UK's New Year honours

Aegon boosts solvency ratio after longevity reinsurance deal

Dutch insurer transfers €7bn liabilities to RGA

Covid-19 deaths still "a long way" from Spanish flu scenario

Germany's excess mortality in pandemic revealed by Destatis

Allianz's $35bn US life reinsurance deal to free up €3.6bn of capital

Move will help German group reach 13%-plus return on equity target

UK's first pensions superfund to disrupt the bulk annuity market

Regulator approves Clara Pensions, but insurers disapprove

CMI places no weight on 2020-2021 data for next mortality projections

2021 still likely to be an outlier, says CMI

Insurance Risk & Capital Emea: Vitality CRO's insights on Covid legacy

Kirsty Leece will speak at InsuranceERM's virtual Emea conference in December

Cattolica sets aside €11m to pay for dormant policies

Italian regulator wants all life insurers to find customers - or kin - of dormant policies

Aegon considering reinsurance as Covid hits US life book

Pandemic behind about half the group's Q3 adverse US mortality experience

EDITORIAL: Watch out for the death of life portfolio transfers

Christopher Cundy reviews the case of Prudential's Part VII transfer to Rothesay

Life reinsurance "discovered its potential" through Covid, says Scor chief

CEO Laurent Rousseau says cedents must provide more detail on climate risk exposures

Ten steps on how to win an InsuranceERM Award

Deadline for entries is Friday 10 December

GDV predicts 6% growth among Germany's life insurers in 2021

Retirement-focused policies are one-fifth of sales at present

Deforestation poses a major biodiversity risk, warns Axa

The insurer unveils an insurance and investment initiative to help protect forest ecosystems


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

The alternative in life

Luca Tres has been a pioneer in the development of the life ILS markets. As he begins a new role at Guy Carpenter, he talks to Christopher Cundy about the past and future at the intersection of re/insurance and capital markets

Grey swan risks to put insurers in a flap

Climate change, a massive cyber-attack and geopolitical instability are just some of the grey swan risks worrying insurers. CROs tell Ronan McCaughey how they are preparing for these threats, should the worst happen

UK pension risk transfer demand could soar to £100bn

LCP says insurers need to be prepared for the volumes of pension risk transfer business it expects later in this decade. Ronan McCaughey explains why there is such an upbeat outlook for the sector