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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 14: Early signs of a longevity bounce back in the UK in 2019?

8 August 2019

In this edition, Engagement Lead Mark Sharkey looks into how the number of deaths experienced in recent years, compares to the first half of 2019.

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Top Charts Issue 13: Transfer rates and affluence

7 June 2019

In this edition, Longevity Consultant Matt Thomas considers if wealth affects how likely someone is to transfer out a DB pension?

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 12: Grieving widow effect

18 April 2019

In this edition Longevity Consultant Erik Pickett rounds off the recent marital theme from the previous two issues with a chart exploring the so-called “grieving widow effect”.

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Club Vita’s Top Charts Issue 11: Marital age differences

15 March 2019

In this edition Longevity consultant Nikolay Yankov continues on the marital theme set by the previous edition of Club Vita Top Charts and explores the age differences between pension scheme members and their spouses.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 10 - Marriage and affluence

21 January 2019

In this edition, Oreofe Majekodunmi takes a closer look at how affluence affects the likelihood of being married.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 9: Trends in causes of death

13 December 2018

In this edition Conor O'Reilly explores recent trends on cause of death statistics.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 8: Life Expectancy Trends Around the World

23 October 2018

In this edition, Club Vita’s Longevity Consultant, Nick Chadwick takes a closer look at recent changes in life expectancy in different countries around the globe.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 7: Balancing value and risk when insuring sub-groups of pensioners

14 September 2018

In this edition Longevity Modeller, Chuyi Yang, looks at the benefits of individual assumptions when assessing the value of longevity insurance for sub-groups of pension scheme members.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 6: Climate change

18 July 2018

In this edition Longevity Consultant, Jessica Elkin, explores the implications of rising temperatures for longevity expectations in the UK.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 5: Key ages in longevity risk

4 June 2018

In this edition Club Vita’s Head of Longevity Modelling, James Maloney, shows that when it comes to life expectancy for new pensioners, it is mortality rates in people’s late 70s and 80s that make the most difference.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 4: What does the Sκ parameter actually mean?

2 May 2018

In this regular column, Club Vita's longevity experts will help you visualise the often abstract world of longevity risk by introducing their own personal favourite charts. In this edition Longevity Risk Consultant, Nick Chadwick, shares a way of visually comparing the impact of the Sκ parameter on mortality projections.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 3: The Bee-Swarm Chart - Illustrating Diversity

5 April 2018

In the third issue of Top Charts Membership Secretary, Steve Hood, shows a chart that illustrates why it is important to capture and use all available information when setting longevity assumptions for pension schemes.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 2: Deaths in England & Wales Over 2017

26 February 2018

In this new regular column, Club Vita’s longevity experts will help you visualise the often abstract world of longevity risk by introducing their own personal favourite charts. In this edition Club Vita's Head of Analytics, Conor O’Reilly shows how weekly deaths in England & Wales over 2017 compare to previous years.

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Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 1: Interest rates and longevity risk

19 January 2018

In this new regular column, Club Vita’s longevity experts will help you visualise the often abstract world of longevity risk by introducing their own personal favourite charts. In our first edition, Club Vita's Longevity Consultant, Erik Pickett shows how longevity risk for pension funds has grown as interest rates have fallen.

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