longevity ILS


Vida Capital acquires longevity life settlement asset manager Avmont

Vida Capital, Inc., the alternative investment manager with a life settlement and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focus, has added to its life and longevity asset management scope, with the acquisition of specialist Avmont, LLC. Vida Capital is of course a joint-venture partner in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance asset manager Merion read the full article →

Kortis bond laid foundation for longevity risk ILS market

The pioneering structure and model of Swiss Re’s 2010 Kortis Capital Ltd. longevity-linked insurance-linked securities (ILS) lays the foundation for successfully transferring longevity risks to the capital markets, according to research by the Pensions Institute at Cass Business School. In a recent study, ‘Modelling longevity bonds: Analysing the Swiss Re Kortis read the full article →

Longevity hedging market could hit capacity crunch: PwC

Analysis from PwC questions the ability and capacity of traditional reinsurers to support the potential growth of the longevity hedging market over the next few years. PwC predicts the market for risk transfer in the form of longevity swaps and hedging in the UK could triple over the next three read the full article →

Société Générale hopes to kick-start longevity ILS market

According to a report published by Asian Investor, investment bank Société Générale is planning to launch a new capital markets focused longevity risk transfer product similar to an insurance-linked security or catastrophe bond structure. Société Générale is said to be ready to launch the first deal in July and is read the full article →

RMS launch LifeRisks™ for modelling longevity and mortality risks

RMS have today announced the launch of a new version of their RMS LifeRisks™ modelling platform. The LifeRisks product is a risk modelling platform for the life insurance and pension risk management industry (reinsurers with exposure to those lines of business too, we assume). It is designed to enable them read the full article →

OECD: Governments should stimulate market in longevity risk

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a 230 page report looking at various issues affecting the pension markets and highlighting areas that need reforming in order for pension plans to meet their obligations and better serve their members. One of the issues covered in the bumper read the full article →

RMS LifeRisks 2.0 to include excess mortality models as well as longevity

Risk modeling firm RMS (Risk Management Solutions) recently held an event in London about their work in the longevity and mortality space and to discuss the upcoming launch of the latest version of their LifeRisks modeling solutions. The event featured talks from RMS staff about their LifeRisks 2.0 product and read the full article →