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Mortality projection modelling to benefit from CMI evolution: Aon

Aon Hewitt, the talent, retirement and health solutions division of insurance and reinsurance brokerage Aon plc. has expressed support for the continued evolution of the mortality projection model used by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI), citing recent proposed amendments as a positive step.The longevity swap, or risk transfer market has read the full article →

Life reinsurance market may begin to favour more ILS participation

Conditions in the life reinsurance market may begin to favour more participation from alternative capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS) managers and funds, as the consolidated market heightens concerns about counterparty concentration.In recent years the life reinsurance market has been dominated by a few very large global reinsurance players and a read the full article →

Asian mortality protection gap an opportunity for reinsurance & ILS

The burgeoning $58 trillion mortality protection gap impacting Asia was highlighted by reinsurance giant Swiss Re recently, signalling an opportunity for capital providers in the insurance, reinsurance, catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) space.Reinsurer Swiss Re has published a preview and accompanying fact sheet prior to the release of its read the full article →

Hannover Re completes capital markets mortality swap

German reinsurance firm Hannover Re has successfully completed a retrocessional transfer of extreme mortality risks to the capital markets, through the placement of an index-linked mortality swap with largely institutional investors.The swap covers extreme mortality scenarios on a multi-year basis, hedging life insurance risks against a sudden and severe increase read the full article →

Resolution Life sets up permanent capital structure

Resolution Life, the life focused arm of insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery's Resolution Group, has set up a new permanent capital structure which aims to acquire and manage in-force portfolios of life insurance to benefit its institutional investors.Resolution Group was launched in 2008 by Clive Cowdery promising to consolidate the UK read the full article →