Artemis

Launched in 1999, Artemis is the longest running media source providing news, analysis & data on the catastrophe bond, insurance linked security, non-traditional reinsurance capital and associated risk transfer markets.

Longevity growth could help reinsurer ROE’s, but change risk profiles: S&P

Growth in longevity reinsurance and longevity risk transfer business could help life reinsurers to elevate their returns on equity (ROE) above 10%, but at the same time there is an expectation that growing demand for longevity capacity will change reinsurers risk profiles, according to S&P. Rating agency Standard & Poor's expects the demand for longevity reinsurance capacity, both in stand-alone form and to back pension risk transfer arrangements...

Longevity reinsurance demand could rise on lower Solvency II ratios

Demand for longevity reinsurance and risk transfer among UK life insurers could rise, as their Solvency II ratios have fallen in the wake of lower investment yields and the fallout from the Brexit vote. Fitch Ratings highlights the link between investment yields, Solvency II ratios and longevity risk capital charges in a recent report. "S2 requires insurers to hold a risk margin for longevity risk, a requirement that increases significantly when interest rates...

Solvency II to increase reinsurance demand, benefit equivalent domiciles: Fitch

Solvency II will benefit the reinsurance market through an increase in demand, which is already being seen in longevity risk transfer and also benefit the domiciles or markets which have sought Solvency II equivalence, particularly in commoditised reinsurance lines, according to Fitch Ratings. Solvency II equivalence has taken a significant effort from the likes of Bermuda and Switzerland, with years of regulatory preparation and development required...

Longevity reinsurance demand to rise on bulk annuities & Solvency II

Solvency II could increase demand for reinsurance capacity to back longevity risk transfer and longevity swaps, as insurers entering into bulk annuity pension risk transfer transactions find that offloading the longevity risk can be more efficient. The increasing desire to offload pension risk through bulk annuity transactions and other forms of risk transfer has been an ongoing trend in recent years, particularly for pension funds and providers...