Insurers eye longevity risk trades with Canadian and Dutch pension schemes

Influx of new swap intermediaries and improved risk modelling to spur expansion

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Insurers are looking for opportunities to grow the longevity risk market in North America and Europe as they seek to emulate their success in de-risking UK pension scheme liabilities.

Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland are tipped as growth markets for longevity swap transactions, as pension schemes look for mechanisms to transfer longevity risk and the sophistication of risk modelling improves.

Longevity swaps are derivatives contracts that offset the risk of pension scheme members

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