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Enhanced supervision proposed for longevity risk transfers

16th August 2013

A consultation document on longevity risk transfers has been published by the Joint Forum, a forum established by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) to deal with issues common to the banking, securities and insurance sectors.

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Longevity hedging market could hit capacity crunch: PwC

30th July 2013

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 years.

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Société Générale hopes to kick-start longevity ILS market

25th June 2013

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 already lining up investors to […]

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Longevity hedging set to increase in 2013, says report

20th March 2013

The market for longevity hedging, or the offloading of longevity risks via insurance, reinsurance and instruments such as longevity swaps, is set to grow again in 2013 according to the latest report from research firm Clear Path Analysis. The report suggests that 2013 could see record levels of longevity risk moving off the balance sheets […]

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Is the longevity risk securitization market about to take off?

8th February 2013

According to an article published on Dow Jones, and available here via the Wall Street Journal, the market for longevity risk transfer through the issuance of bonds or securitization may be about to come out of hibernation. The article says that two longevity bonds are currently being marketed to investors by banks in recent weeks […]

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A capital market for longevity risk transfer is not far away

26th September 2012

Artemis attended the 6th Annual European Insurance-Linked Securities Conference, held by rating agency Standard & Poor’s in London, earlier today to hear what the speakers had to say about the market. One of the panels was particularly timely as it discussed the potential for further development of the longevity risk transfer market and asked the […]

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