Insurers reduce risk in their employee pension funds
07 Dec 2012
Products protecting insurers and pension funds against the financial risk of retirees living longer than previously expected are becoming more common – and primary insurers are leading the way.
Meeting the complex needs of a growing ageing population
03 Dec 2012
We are living longer. We are having fewer children. And our society is growing older. By 2050, it's expected that almost a quarter of the world's population will be over 65.
Swiss Re reports on funding longer lives
21 Nov 2012
Working with clients to reach solutions for how we will fund people's longer lives is essential to Swiss Re. To find out more about this subject, you may be interested in our reports, which provide insights, debate and recommendations for tackling the major issues.
Focusing on you: discovering the future of human longevity
29 Oct 2012
More than 100 attendees from the worlds of insurance, pensions and academia joined the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue's Future of Human Longevity conference 21-23 October 2012.
A mature market: building a capital market for longevity risk podcast
21 Sep 2012
Listen to our podcast. Kerry McMullan, Senior Structurer for Life & Health and Costas Yiasoumi, Head of Longevity Solutions, discuss the new Swiss Re longevity report.
Building a mature market
20 Sep 2012
A Swiss Re report analyses the potential for building a capital market for longevity risk, which could form part of a wider solution towards funding people's longer lives.
Funding longer lives in Japan and Switzerland
31 May 2012
The World Demographic and Ageing Forum on Japan and Switzerland was hosted at Swiss Re’s Centre for Global Dialogue, bringing together academic and industry experts from the two countries.
A market growing in confidence: Swiss Re's longevity funding innovation
23 May 2012
Pension funds and insurers are becoming more confident about the solutions available to manage longevity risk. This is illustrated by the fact that a large UK pension fund is now no longer financially exposed to 17,000 of its pensioners living longer than expected thanks to Swiss Re’s agreement with global paint specialist, Akzo Nobel.
New reports emphasise world’s old issue
03 May 2012
April 2012 saw the launch of two reports which highlight the financial issues surrounding global population ageing and underline the important role the insurance industry plays in the solution.
Driving the debate on longer lives
24 Jan 2012
Declines in birth rates and increases in life expectancy in the last century have meant there is a larger proportion of older people in most countries. A new World Economic Forum (WEF) publication explores the debate with a major contribution from Swiss Re.