UK private sector pension liabilities at an all time high; Aon

As the market for risk transfer and hedging of pension liabilities grows this year, news comes from Aon that the liabilities and obligations of UK companies to their pension funds have hit all time highs. Combined pension liabilities for UK companies have increased by 20% over the last 12 months and read the full article →

Multi-stakeholder approach required to address longevity risk

Concerted action in the form of public-private partnerships is required from governments, insurers and pension providers if they are to tackle the risk of increased life expectancy. In its new report 'A short guide to longer lives: Longevity funding issues and potential solutions' published today, Swiss Re warns that time read the full article →

Cat bonds need to expand to other lines of business say insurers

The capital markets and particularly catastrophe bonds have proved very good ways of absorbing the risks of natural disasters. Similar insurance-linked securities are now successfully transferring life insurance and longevity risks to the capital markets. But at a recent conference insurers highlighted the need and desire to expand the types read the full article →