Episode #9 – Longevity Swaps

James Parker is joined by Ian Aley from Willis Towers Watson and Amy Kessler from Prudential Financial, Inc. to discuss longevity swaps.

In this episode James Parker is joined by Ian Aley from Willis Towers Watson and Amy Kessler from Prudential Financial, Inc. to discuss longevity swaps. In particular, the group looks at: 

  • What is longevity risk and what is a longevity swap?;
  • What determines if / when schemes undertake a longevity swap or buy-in?;
  • What is the legal structure of a longevity swap?;
  • Market activity and factors driving activity; and 
  • COVID-19 - Should trustees defer longevity swaps or other de-risking transactions.

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