Longevity risk transfer news

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Longevity swap pricing to remain attractive in 2021: WTW

Longevity swap pricing is expected to remain attractive through the coming year, as reinsurance capital to support large pension risk transfer deals remains abundant and slower mortality improvements feed into reinsurance pricing, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW). After a busy year in 2020, when the market for longevity swaps and read the full article →

MetLife reinsured $2bn of longevity risk for L&G in 2020

MetLife, Inc., one of the largest life and annuities insurance groups in the world, has announced that it completed four UK based longevity reinsurance transactions with Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (Legal & General) in 2020. MetLife has been expanding its longevity risk transfer and reinsurance activities in the United read the full article →

Longevity risk transfer nears record. 2021 to be busy again despite pandemic: WTW

The market for longevity swaps and longevity risk transfer has hit forecasted volumes in 2020 despite the implications of the global COVID1-9 pandemic and Willis Towers Watson believes another busy year is ahead in 2021. The longevity de-risking market, where pensions transfer their longevity risk to global reinsurance markets, has proven read the full article →

BBC pension gets £3bn longevity swap from Zurich & Canada Life Re

The BBC Pension Scheme has added new benefit security for members with the completion of a UK £3 billion plus longevity swap transaction, with the assistance of global insurance firm Zurich and global reinsurance firm Canada Life Re. The longevity swap arrangement will cover over £3 billion of pensioner liabilities for read the full article →

RGA in £5bn longevity swap for Barclays UK pension scheme

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) has provided the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund, a pension scheme and fund managing assets on behalf of UK employees of the bank, with a UK £5 billion longevity swap transaction. The Barclays pension explained today that entering into the longevity swap arrangement with global life read the full article →

Pacific Life Re in £3.7bn longevity swap for Prudential pension scheme

Pacific Life Re, the global life, longevity and morbidity reinsurance firm, has completed a UK £3.7 billion longevity swap transaction for the Prudential Staff Pension Scheme, in an arrangement that was entered into using a Guernsey captive structure. Pacific Life Re has been growing its activity in the longevity swap, risk read the full article →

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 →