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One Possible Life Insurance Market Response to Ageing

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  • Gustavo Ferro

    () (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) and CONICET, Lima 717, 1073 Buenos Aires, Argentina.)

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This paper deals with the reaction of the life insurance industry to ageing and the next massive decumulation phase of pension funds worldwide. The industry has a well-established product, which is the annuity, a unique instrument to cope with longevity risk. But annuity markets remain thin. Demand- and supply-side elements of the market are explored and also regulatory issues. Some proposals are made for a more proactive involvement of the industry in the pension business by addressing demand side, supply side and regulatory concerns. The proposal is a Multi-tier Insurance Package, which combines different insurance products in order to cover longevity risk as well as bequest or long-term care motives. The Geneva Papers (2009) 34, 119–136. doi:10.1057/gpp.2008.46

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  • Gustavo Ferro, 2009. "One Possible Life Insurance Market Response to Ageing," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan;The Geneva Association, vol. 34(1), pages 119-136, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:gpprii:v:34:y:2009:i:1:p:119-136
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    1. Katja Hanewald & Thomas Post & Helmut Gründl, 2011. "Stochastic Mortality, Macroeconomic Risks and Life Insurer Solvency," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan;The Geneva Association, vol. 36(3), pages 458-475, July.

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