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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

Guide is being created by UNEP PSI and HSBC Life

Climate change poses multiple risks for life insurers, says Scor

The reinsurer warned of falling crop yields, water scarcity and desertification

UK mortality falls below pre-pandemic levels in Q1

If the trend persists, it could be a sign of mortality displacement

Europe's life insurers release Covid-19 reserves as pandemic eases

Future mortality improvements likely to be suppressed, insurers report

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Hannover Re warns of more Covid-19 losses this year

Jean-Jacques Henchoz expects further impact from the pandemic in life and health reinsurance

Mortality rates in England and Wales improve, but remain higher than pre-pandemic levels

Life expectancies for 65-year-olds were two weeks lower in 2021 than in 2020

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UK Solvency II reforms could boost bulk annuities market

LCP partner Charlie Finch explains how changes to the rules could impact the de-risking market

NN targets further optimisation of life back books

Chief executive David Knibbe said integrating back books into one platform is critical

"Simple solutions" exist to fix Solvency II risk margin

PwC paper suggests alternatives to proposals from the Prudential Regulation Authority

Aegon carries on hedging to tame earnings volatility

Analysts query plans to offload US variable annuity book

US earnings season likely to show significant mortality rise

Deaths not entirely explained by Covid, says AM Best director

Analysis

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

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