Meeting the volatility challenge of guaranteed products

Volatility in the market means guarantees are getting more expensive. Blake Evans-Pritchard looks at whether companies will be able to continue to offer such products – and what this means for the consumer


In the middle of November, Danish life insurers got a shock when yields on long-term government bonds dipped below those on equivalent German bonds. In Denmark, life insurers were forced to calculate their technical provisions according to the Danish interest rate curve, while most of the hedging strategies are only done in euros, often by buying German bonds.

“This meant that, while technical provisions went up, [life insurers’] assets remained the same because interest rate hedging wasn’t

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The future of life insurance

As the world constantly evolves and changes, so too does the life insurance industry, which is preparing for a multitude of challenges, particularly in three areas: interest rates, regulatory mandates and technology (software, underwriting tools and…

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