Legal and General (L&G) has reinsured longevity risk relating to $2.9bn (£1.9bn) of pension liabilities in its bulk annuity business through Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company.
It is the reinsurer's second longevity hedging transaction with L&G after completing a deal covering £1.35bn of liabilities last October. Prudential's longevity reinsurance vice president Bill McCloskey...
Schemes are increasingly looking at longevity hedging as part of their de-risking process, according to a survey by Insight Investment.
Insurers are now able to accommodate up to £30bn of bulk annuity transactions every year with no impact on pricing, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Increasing demand for global longevity reinsurance could lead to higher bulk annuity prices but less exact matching for longevity hedging, says Mercer.
The Electricity North West Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (ESPS) has invested in an £805m pensioner buy-in with Scottish Widows.
Zurich has agreed to insure £800m of longevity risk for the pensioners of a FTSE 100-sponsored pension scheme.