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

News

Just Group "stronger and safer" after de-risking moves

UK life insurer completes a third NNEG hedge and sells equity-release mortgages

Christmas week registers 51% more Covid-19 deaths than expected

UK has 75,000 excess deaths since pandemic outbreak, according to CMI actuaries

CRO Forum warns insurers of major socio-demographic changes

Insurers are advised to rethink their value propositions for a very different world in 2050

UK bulk annuity market set to stay at £30bn in 2021

Willis Towers Watson said the market has been resilient despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 drives CMI to recalibrate 2020 mortality projections

This year is likely to be an outlier, say actuaries

Ten steps on how to win an InsuranceERM Award

Deadline for entries is Friday 11 December

COMMENT: Never say never again

Ronan McCaughey reflects on 2020 and what action points insurers can take from the year

News in brief: Pacific Life Re and Scottish Widows PRT deals

A short summary of this week's major pension risk transfer deals

Q3 mortality rise in Germany not down to Covid-19, statistics office says

Case in August/September was very different to 10% pandemic-related spike in April

UK death rates back above expected levels

"Excess mortality" returns due to second wave of Covid-19

Analysis

Germany's interest rate reserve gets bigger - and better

German life insurers paid more into the Zinszusatzreserve again in 2020, despite the new "corridor method" of calculation that intended to unburden the sector. Industry leaders tell David Walker the ZZR remains fit for purpose nonetheless

The politics of pandemics

Combatting the next pandemic will take a lot more than vaccines, according to Frank Schiller, a board member of Germany's actuarial association. To cover the risk, insurers will need a deft understanding and the ability to work closely with the political world, as Schiller explains to David Walker

Covid-19 mitigation in the US: compliance drops, virus rages

In a follow-up to his article on applying ERM expertise to limit the spread of Covid-19, Dave Ingram reports on adherence to mitigation requirements in November, including for the key Thanksgiving holiday

Insurers urged to 'think the unthinkable' post-Covid-19

Experts at the Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA virtual conference reflect on the lessons insurers have learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic. Ronan McCaughey explains

PRT expansion to drive L&G's dividend growth plan

Christopher Cundy reports from Legal & General's (L&G) investor day, where the insurer revealed new targets for its dividend, bulk annuity underwriting and investments

Taking a new direction in life

China Taiping Insurance Singapore, a long-established non-life insurer, has taken the rare step of diversifying into life business. David Walker talks to the man leading the move, Lance Tay