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

News

UK view on US insurance price rise for vapers

It comes amid health concerns about vaping, which involves the use of e-cigarettes

Solvency II risk margin's cost-of-capital rate "a significant error"

Craig Turnbull comments at presentation of IFoA research on risk margin

L&G crystallises £930m buy-in for Tate & Lyle

Bulk annuity markets heading for record-breaking year

Just's capital drive continues with longevity reinsurance deal

Explores pensions de-risking partnering approach to access third-party capital

Long-term care insurance warning for US market

Report on GE Capital’s long-term care insurance exposure triggers market concerns

UK bulk annuity market to surpass £35bn in 2019

Market growth is driven by improved pricing, capacity and scheme funding, said Aon

UK High Court blocks Prudential-Rothesay Life £12bn annuity transfer

The deal had been part of Prudential’s plans to separate its UK and European business

Pension buy-ins and buy-outs break H1 record

H1 2019 volumes dominated by Legal & General and Pension Insurance Corporation

HSBC Bank UK offloads £7bn of longevity risk to Prudential Financial

Deal marks the second largest longevity swap in UK

Bermudan life reinsurer 777 Re seals first deal

Reinsures block of US annuity business

Analysis

Views of enterprise risk management in 2030

Chief risk officers who want to participate in the strategy of their organisations will need to develop their vision for the future of the ERM function. Willis Towers Watson executives share their views on how risk management might evolve

Mortality reserving windfalls: a reversal of fortune?

UK life insurers have enjoyed several years of unexpected profits thanks to the slowdown of mortality improvements, but recent statistics hint this trend may be about to reverse. Cintia Cheong reports

Capital models: run, review, repeat

Recent surveys by consultancies Willis Towers Watson and PwC have revealed how UK life insurers have revised their approach to capital modelling. Christopher Cundy reports on some of the highlights

Candace Woods: engineering financial wellness

Prudential Financial's chief actuary talks to Christopher Cundy about her role in improving diversity, reforming its actuarial team and the regulatory challenges facing the insurer.

German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

Equity release mortgages: stopping the roof falling in

The Prudential Regulation Authority has shaken up life insurers by proposing new assumptions around the valuation of ERMs. The more prudent approach seeks to avoid a potential disaster if house prices stagnate or crash, but the impact on insurers could be serious. Christopher Cundy reports