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


How Covid-19 is changing the UK's prudential supervision

At a recent webinar organised by the Association of British Insurers, experts discussed what Covid-19 and Brexit might mean for the future direction of UK prudential regulation. Cintia Cheong reports


Transition out of lockdown will be a focus for UK regulator

Not all insurers were well prepared for Covid-19, says Bank of England


Scottish Widows hails gains from manager switch and longevity release

Dropping Standard Life Aberdeen produces one-off profit boost


Pacific Life Re strikes landmark £10bn longevity swap deal

The deal is the second largest ever seen in the UK


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


Scottish Widows offloads staff pension scheme to save £600m in capital

Transferred to Lloyds Bank as part of ring-fencing restructure


LV= promotes finance director to general insurance CRO

Kieran O'Keeffe replaces Raphael Borrel


Prudential Financial reinsures $1.8bn of longevity risk

Deal covers annuities of more than 10,000 people


Insurance Europe's Aubin joins consultancy

Prudential role taken on by Cristina Mihai