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Aon expects 2021 longevity swap activity to hit £15 billion

Broking group Aon appears to be expecting another large longevity swap deal to complete before the end of the year, forecasting today that 2021 longevity swap volumes will reach £15 billion. So far in 2021, we've counted £12.7 billion of UK focused pension scheme longevity swap arrangements, all of which are read the full article →

Longevity swaps expected in 2022, but capacity may be more limited: Mercer

There have been £12 billion worth of longevity swaps in the UK pension risk transfer market in 2021, with total risk transfer including bulk annuity buy-in and out deals expected to reach £40 billion for the year. Mercer expects that 2022 will eclipse this figure, forecasting some £60 billion of UK read the full article →

Longevity swaps outpace bulk annuities in H1 2021: Aon

The market for longevity swaps has outpaced the use of bulk annuities, when it comes to pension risk transfer deals, through the first-half of 2021 and the second-half could also be busy as there is spare capacity in the market to be used, broker Aon notes. Large longevity swap and bulk read the full article →

Swiss Re backs £3.7bn longevity swap deal for Fujitsu pension scheme

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has provided capacity to support a UK £3.7 billion longevity swap deal that uses a cell structure to intermediate the risk transfer for the ICL Group Pension Plan, one of the pension schemes of Fujitsu in the UK. The longevity risk swap and reinsurance arrangement effectively read the full article →

Prudential Financial & Zurich help UK pension to £6bn longevity swap

Prudential Financial Inc. and insurer Zurich have worked together to provide an unknown UK pension scheme with a £6 billion longevity swap and reinsurance arrangement. The International Reinsurance business of The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA), a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc., provided the reinsurance capacity to support the transfer read the full article →

Non-pensioner longevity swap a win-win for AXA & Hannover Re: Jefferies

The recent £3 billion longevity swap between the AXA UK Group Pension Scheme and reinsurance firm Hannover Re represented a new first for the longevity risk transfer market, a largely non-pensioner deal, which analysts at Jefferies highlight as a win-win transaction for both parties. The deal, completed in the read the full article →

Canada Life Re provides Athora with €4.7bn longevity reinsurance cover

Canada Life Reinsurance has taken EUR 4.7 billion of long-term longevity risk off the hands of life and annuities focused insurer Athora's European arm in a recent longevity reinsurance arrangement. Canada Life Re entered into the long-term longevity reinsurance agreement with Athora Netherlands, the Dutch arm of the insurer. The longevity reinsurance read the full article →

Hannover Re and AXA UK in £3bn longevity swap, a non-pensioner first

The AXA UK Group Pension Scheme has entered into a £3 billion longevity swap with reinsurance firm Hannover Re, in a new first for the longevity risk transfer market, a largely non-pensioner deal. Typically, longevity swaps have been focused on pensions in payment, so transferring the risk of longevity read the full article →

SCOR gets quota share longevity retro from Mangrove sidecar

France-headquartered global reinsurance firm SCOR has put in place a sidecar-like, quota share retrocession vehicle named Mangrove Insurance PCC Limited through which it transfers some of its longevity risk to third-party investors. Mangrove Insurance PCC Limited is one of SCOR's special purpose vehicles through which it taps the capital markets for read the full article →

MetLife reinsures $5bn of pension longevity risk for Rothesay Life

MetLife, Inc., one of the largest life and annuities insurance groups in the world, has announced that it completed two more UK based longevity reinsurance transactions with pensions insurance specialist Rothesay Life, covering $5 billion of risk. MetLife has been expanding its longevity risk transfer and reinsurance activities in the United read the full article →