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

News

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Covid-19 UK life claims in 2020 hit £202m

ABI members expect to pay up to £2.5bn, across all lines, in pandemic claims from last year

Royal London's profit plummets as annuities business kicks off

Approval pending for matching adjustment portfolio

UK's shrinking mortality improvements continue in 2020, ignoring Covid-19 impact

CMI_2020 calibrated for users to disregard 2020 data if they choose

The winners are revealed in InsuranceERM's 2021 Awards

The awards recognise the best in the UK and Europe's insurance risk management sector

Asian life insurers boost Covid-19 immunisation programmes by taking on vaccine risk

Fidelidade follows Singaporean firms providing insurance for vaccine side-effects

Flu mortality "zero" this winter, says Reinsurance Group of America CRO

Insurer reports incredible flu data and issues positive guidance on Covid-19 for 2021

Hannover Re reveals Covid-19 impact on US life and health book

Covid-19 will keep pushing up reinsurance rates in some lines in 2021

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

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

Analysis

UK longevity risk transfer demand could soar to £100bn

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

L&G Re's Thomas Olunloyo: the island innovator

Thomas Olunloyo has come from a tough start to run L&G Reinsurance in Bermuda. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about technology and pandemics, and the attractions of the island and his plans to make sure it continues to thrive

The actuaries who changed the conversation on Covid

The Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group won the Judges' award for contribution to the industry in the InsuranceERM 2021 UK & Europe awards. Christopher Cundy speaks to the protagonists about their collaborative project and the impact it's had on society

Genetic testing risks go under the microscope

Do life insurers really face the risk of adverse selection from customers that have taken predictive genetic tests? Academics think not, and insurers and policyholders could indeed benefit from wider use of genetic testing, as Paul Walsh reports

Covid-19 vaccinations move the needle on mortality forecasts

With the UK's Covid-19 vaccination programme being rolled out, experts tell Cintia Cheong about its impact on mortality in 2021 and what insurers should consider when projecting mortality trends

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