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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 →

Push & pull to drive life ILS growth, says L&G Re CEO, Olunloyo

The huge volume of outstanding pension liabilities coupled with an increasing weight of available alternative capital searching for smart business, suggests significant growth in the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space in the coming years, according to Thomas Olunloyo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of L&G Re. Although predominantly focused on non-life, shorter read the full article →

Prudential executes $6bn in longevity reinsurance for Rothesay Life

Prudential said that it has executed another $6 billion of longevity reinsurance transactions with UK pension risk transfer specialist life insurer Rothesay Life, in two transactions that are the seventh and eighth between the pair. The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA), a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc., said it has read the full article →

Pacific Life Re reinsures giant £10bn UK longevity swap for Lloyd’s Bank pensions

Global life, longevity and morbidity reinsurance firm Pacific Life Re has completed the second largest UK longevity swap transaction on record, taking on UK £10 billion of longevity risk from Lloyd's Banking Group pension funds. The longevity swap arrangement has been entered into with Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited, on read the full article →

Longevity swap market forecast for record £25bn+ year in 2020

The longevity swap market is forecast to experience record levels of activity in 2020, with availability of reinsurance capacity likely to be a key consideration for pensions looking to offload the risk of their members living longer. Willis Towers Watson (WTW), the insurance or reinsurance brokerage and consultancy, says that it read the full article →

Longevity swap market records could be broken in 2020: WTW

The longevity swap market could see a record volume of transactions in 2020 as market conditions look set to make hedging longevity risk particularly conducive, while insurance and reinsurance capital abundant and appetite for large longevity risk transfer deals high. So says insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW), who read the full article →

Aegon gets €12bn longevity reinsurance cover from Canada Life Re

Dutch headquartered life, pensions and annuities focused insurer Aegon has secured a €12 billion longevity reinsurance transaction with Canada Life Re, helping it to transfer more of its longevity risk to the benefit of its solvency measures. Aegon had been pressured on a solvency basis, so securing this significant longevity risk read the full article →

Zurich & Hannover Re deliver £800m longevity swap for FTSE 100 pension

Insurer Zurich and reinsurance firm Hannover Re have delivered an £800 million longevity swap arrangement for an unnamed UK pension fund belonging to a FTSE 100 firm, protecting it against the risk of pensioners and members living longer than forecast. Zurich acted as the insurer, entering into the longevity swap agreement read the full article →