The UK has a sophisticated longevity risk management market but it will need to develop further to meet challenges says Charlotte Moore.
At a glance Compared to other countries the UK is doing well in keeping up to speed with changes in longevity but more needs to be done. Work is already under way to make it easier for smaller schemes...
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Aon's Dave Barratt says the bulk annuity market was very resilient, with a well-functioning insurance market, large volumes of business written and 2020 finishing up as the second busiest year on record.
The uncertainty surrounding the potential impact of so-called long Covid and behavioural changes heightens the need for schemes to increase their longevity hedging, says Prudential Financial.
Rothesay wrote £7bn of bulk annuity business over the course of last year, with 12 further schemes now benefitting from the insurer’s policies.
Deutsche Bank AG has agreed a £570m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General for the defined benefit (DB) (UK) Pension Scheme.
Around £1trn of pension risk could be insured by just over a decade’s time as bulk annuity volumes grow rapidly, also boosting insurers’ rankings in the FTSE 100, according to Hymans Robertson.