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UBS expands pension longevity swap to £1.9bn with Zurich & Canada Life Re

The UBS (UK) Pension and Life Assurance Scheme has added another £500 million to an in-force longevity swap arrangement, expanding it to provide £1.9 billion of protection. The UBS UK pension scheme entered in a £1.4 billion longevity swap arrangement two years ago, with global player Zurich acting as the insurer read the full article →

Longitude Exchange & Dedomainia collaborate on index-based longevity hedges

Longitude Exchange, the Bermuda-based digital marketplace for trading in index-based longevity risk, and Dedomainia, a technology company offering longevity swap solutions, are to collaborate on index-based longevity hedging. The pair said they will jointly work on techniques and processes for monitoring, administering, and valuing index-based longevity risk hedging transactions. Dedomainia has built read the full article →

Club Vita & Longitude Exchange eye more transparent, efficient longevity market

Longevity analytics firm, Club Vita has partnered with Bermuda-based insurtech Longitude Exchange, the world-first digital marketplace for trading in index-based longevity risk, to improve both the transparency and efficiency of the longevity risk transfer market. Longitude Exchange launched on March 1st in Bermuda and will soon release its digital marketplace, designed read the full article →

Digital marketplace for index-based longevity risk to open in Bermuda

A world-first digital marketplace for trading in index-based longevity risk is set to open in Bermuda, insurtech Longitude Exchange announced today. Longitude Exchange aims to create a longevity risk focused asset class, so potential markets would not just be the typical reinsurance firms and insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds that already trade 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 →

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 →

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 →