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

News

Deforestation poses a major biodiversity risk, warns Axa

The insurer unveils an insurance and investment initiative to help protect forest ecosystems

Longevity modelling factors to consider if Covid-19 becomes endemic

Different scenarios related to the pandemic may impact death rates, L&G's Joseph Lu says

Actuaries cautiously optimistic about longevity outlook post-Covid

Many in the scientific community expect Covid-19 to become an endemic virus

Scor builds solvency buffer to deal with "unprecedented volatility"

Solvency capital ratio reaches record high of 245%

SFCRs reveal European insurers' Covid-19 stress test scenarios

The scenarios imagined the insurance impact of multiple lockdowns and waves of infection

UK insurers remain "conservative and cautious" over 2020 mortality data

Impact of Covid-19 pandemic still to be decided

Longevity risk expert calls for "vaccine equity" in Covid-19 battle

Nicola Oliver highlights supply chain hurdles to distributing vaccines equally worldwide

Phoenix strengthens its bulk purchase annuity team

BPA market was slow in H1, but will return to normal in H2, says CEO Andy Briggs

Indirect impacts of Covid-19 could factor into mortality modelling

L&G's Joseph Lu outlines potential influences on post-andemic mortality

Signal Iduna brands German health insurance plans "a poison pill"

Political parties will push for uniform system in next elections

Analysis

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

UK pension risk transfer demand could soar to £100bn

LCP says insurers need to be prepared for the volumes of pension risk transfer 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