Longevity risk transfer market ‘set to boom’ in Japan

Accounting and regulatory changes will drive demand, say participants


The longevity risk transfer market in Japan is predicted to boom in the coming years, as insurers seek ways to manage their longevity exposure.

A rise in life expectancy, coupled with new accounting and regulatory requirements, will encourage insurers to undertake longevity swaps and other risk transfer transactions, say bankers and accounting experts.

The population of Japan is becoming increasingly elderly as birth rates have slowed. A report published by the Japanese National Institute of

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