Longevity and Pension Risk Transfer
Reduce your exposure to longevity risk associated with life annuities and pension obligations.
Assessing future life expectancy and predicting long-term asset returns can be challenging. RGA is equipped with both the technical expertise and financial security to manage pension risks for as long as policyholders survive.
The evaluation and management of longevity risk, in particular, requires in-depth expertise. Rising life expectancy is a risk, which may:
- Be more difficult to diversify than asset performance.
- Slowly and irreversibly erode future earnings.
- Transform the balance sheet amid medical advances and lifestyle changes.
How Is Changing Life Expectancy Affecting Projected Lifetime Annuity Cash Flows?
Longevity risk transfer has become widely used by both pension plans and insurance companies in various markets. In addition to institutional Pension Risk Transfer (PRT), longevity risk is a key component of any product offering that guarantees some form of lifetime income to an individual.
How Can Longevity Risk Transfer Help My Organization?
RGA has a long track record of crafting tailored solutions for partners’ unique needs.
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RGA aims to be your organization’s partner of choice and longevity expert. Through our significant global mortality business, we have access to insights and risk diversification that translate into benefits for our clients. We are a market leader in addressing longevity and pension risk transfer needs, from transacting with traditional insurance companies, banks, and pension plans to reinsuring both standard and medically underwritten business globally.
RGA executed its first longevity reinsurance transaction in 2008 in the United Kingdom. Since then, RGA’s Global Financial Solutions team has expanded its longevity risk transfer solutions set for clients in the U.S, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, and Spain.
In Canada, RGA executed the first in-force longevity transaction in 2010 and the first longevity transaction including an underlying pension plan in 2015. Drawing on the extensive knowledge gained from other markets, RGA supported the U.S. Pension Risk Transfer market by executing the first longevity transaction in the U.S. in 2018.
RGA is a pioneer in creating innovative and highly tailored solutions to support longevity, asset-intensive longevity (see Asset-Intensive Solutions ), and tail-risk transactions (see Capital Solutions ).