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


Australia's life sector assessing climate change risks

Concerns on bushfires and global warming not confined to general insurers

China outlines details to improve public health insurance system

Moves could impact $63.4bn commercial health underwriting market

Taiwan's new death benefits rules will help stabilise insurer profits

Rating agency Moody's says regulatory changes are good news for life insurers

CRO Forum pinpoints risks and opportunities from medical advances

The forum said insurers must understand the impact of medical progress

China to help private insurers develop cover for ageing population

Country's Premier says international experience is necessary to expand products

Zurich and Hannover Re secure £800m longevity swap

The transaction covers a significant proportion of non-UK overseas lives

Phoenix strikes $4.1bn ReAssure deal

The deal represents Phoenix Group’s biggest acquisition to date

Revised mortality table hits life profits in Japan

Moody’s attributes 9% profit fall among majors to 2018 revision

Scor renews contingent capital facility

Fourth renewal of equity line that will pay out following an extreme loss

L&G strikes £1.6bn buy-in deal with National Grid

The transaction covers 6,000 people


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