Governments should support development of longevity risk market – IMF

Issuance of longevity bonds could provide liquidity but costs may outweigh benefits, says organisation

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged governments to support the development of a private sector risk transfer market for longevity risk.

World governments, the organisation said, had an important role to play in supporting a thriving market in longevity risk. Measures to promote the market could include provision of better longevity data, improved regulation and supervision, as well as education to promote awareness of longevity risk.

Governments that are able to limit their own

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