Longevity risk transfer news

An archive of all of our news articles on the topic of longevity risk transfer. This chronological archive includes every article on Artemis related to longevity hedging, longevity swaps, pension scheme related longevity deals and all articles related to transferring longevity risks to the capital markets. For the latest news and full coverage visit the homepage.

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MetLife reinsures $320m of pension longevity risk for Rothesay Life

Metlife, Inc., one of the largest life and annuities insurance groups in the world, completed a second longevity reinsurance transaction in the UK market, reinsuring $320 million of pension liability related longevity risk for Rothesay Life. Metlife entered into the longevity reinsurance arrangement with Rothesay Life using its susbidiary Metropolitan Tower read the full article →

Don’t rule out more longevity swaps by year-end: Aon

The pension fund risk settlement market has  been up and down throughout 2020, as the pandemic related uncertainty has caused activity to fluctuate in the longevity swap, reinsurance and bulk annuity market. But Aon believes total volumes could still hit UK £50 billion this year. More activity may be seen before read the full article →

Aon warns longevity risk has not gone away with COVID-19 deaths

Insurance and reinsurance broker and risk advisory Aon has warned today that re/insurers and pension funds need to avoid over-reacting to how inclusion of COVID-19 deaths changes recognised mortality models, saying that "longevity risk has not gone away." Once excess deaths are added into the mortality models for the United Kingdom read the full article →

Prudential cites resilience of UK longevity market despite COVID, as it closes $1.7bn of deals

The UK market for longevity risk transfer and reinsurance has remained resilient during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Prudential Retirement, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc., which has closed $1.7 billion of longevity reinsurance deals in the first-half of this year. Prudential has highlighted the growing number of smaller pension read the full article →

UBS pension gets £1.4bn longevity swap from Zurich & Canada Life Re

The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has entered into a £1.4 billion longevity swap arrangement, with global player Zurich acting as the insurer for the transaction and Canada Life Re providing reinsurance capital. The longevity swap arrangement covers roughly £1.4 billion of the UBS pension schemes defined benefit (DB) read the full article →

Munich Re provides £1bn longevity swap for Willis Pension Scheme

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has completed a £1 billion longevity swap arrangement for the Willis Pension Scheme, in a longevity hedging deal that covers some 3,500 pension scheme members. The transaction was undertaken using the Longevity Direct solution offered by Willis Towers Watson, which enables pensions to more directly access read the full article →

MetLife enters UK longevity reinsurance market with PIC transaction

Metlife, Inc., one of the largest life and annuities insurance groups in the world, has entered the longevity reinsurance market in the United Kingdom, providing a longevity risk transfer arrangement for regular market participant Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC). Metlife entered into the longevity reinsurance arrangement using its susbidiary Metropolitan Tower read the full article →

Aon warns pensions not to over-react to Covid-19 mortality spike

Insurance and reinsurance broker and consultancy Aon has warned UK pension schemes not to over-react to the recent short-term spike in mortality rates in the country, as the impact to longevity risk assumptions may not be as significant as it seems. Aon’s Risk Settlement Group, which deals with pension risk transfer, read the full article →

Canada Life Re took EUR 5.3bn of NN Life longevity swap & reinsurance

Canada Life Reinsurance took EUR 5.3 billion of the long-term longevity risk associated with EUR 13.5 billion of in-force liabilities of NN Life's portfolio, in the recently completed longevity swap and reinsurance arrangement. As we explained earlier this week, NN Life, part of the Nationale-Nederlanden (NN Group), has secured longevity swap read the full article →

NN Life transfers EUR 13.5bn of pension longevity risk to reinsurers

NN Life, part of the Nationale-Nederlanden (NN Group), has secured reinsurance and swap arrangements with leading reinsurers Canada Life, Munich Re and Swiss Re to transfer all of the longevity risk associated with some EUR 13.5 billion of pension liabilities from the Netherlands. NN Group said that the longevity reinsurance arrangements read the full article →