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Longevity 17 Programme (Draft)

The L17 plenary sessions draft agenda is as follows:

(Please note that the timings in the programme are UK based - which is GMT +1).

TimeMonday 12th September 2022
08:45 - 09:00

Opening Remarks

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session  1 -  Climate change and longevity risk

  • Nick Spencer (Gordian Advice) - Expected physical impacts of climate change and impacts on the economy
  • Nicola Oliver (Medical Intelligence) – New zoonotic and vector-borne diseases and climate change; specific health effects related to exposure to air pollution and the effects of the climate crisis, both historically, and the continuing legacy.
  • Melissa Leitner (Swiss Re) - Forward-looking view on how mortality trends might evolve under climate change, considering both the physical and transition risk elements of climate change and mitigation
10:30 - 11:00V I R T U A L   C O F F E E   B R E A K :  Sponsored by Hannover Re
(Includes optional discussion session with Plenary 1 speakers) 
11:00 - 12:30

Parallel Session  I

12:30 - 14:00 V I R T U A L   L U N C H:  Sponsored by Club Vita
(Includes optional discussion session with Parallel I speakers) 
14:00 - 15:30

Parallel Session  II

15:30 - 16:00V I R T U A L   T E A   B R E A K:   Sponsored by Milliman
(Includes optional discussion session with Parallel II speakers) 
16:00 - 17:45

Plenary Session 2 -  Pension risk transfers plus new capital introduced from capital markets investors via sidecars

  • Rohit Mathur (Prudential Financial) – Prime Time for Pension Risk Transfer: Funded status improvements, attractive pricing support a thriving global market place.
  • Kirsty Maclean (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) – Solvency II reforms -  an overview and impact on pension risk transfer market.
  • Amy Kessler (Prudential Financial) – When three wheels are better than two: the reinsurance sidecar
    Third-party capital is growing in the life and annuity sector
    A panel discussion with Alex Cochran from Debevoise and Plimpton, and Paul Puleo from Deutsche Bank.
    Panel (chaired by Amy Kessler)
17:45 -  20:00V I R T U A  L   D R I N K S:  Sponsored by Prudential  and  
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
(Includes optional discussion session with Plenary 2 speakers) 

TimeTuesday 13th September 2022
09:00 - 10:30

Parallel Session  III

10:30 - 11:00V I R T U A L   C O F F E E    B R E A K:  Sponsored by  Munich Re
(Includes optional discussion session with Parallel III speakers) 
11:00 - 13:00

Plenary Session 3 - Challenges and opportunities with longevity risk.

  • David Lipovics (RGA) - Exporting Longevity Risk Transfer: Challenges and
    Opportunities in New Markets
  • Chris Pigott (Senior Longevity Actuary, Munich Re) and Jess Elkin (Commercial Longevity Actuary, Munich Re)  - The nature and development of international longevity swap markets
  • Al Klein (Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman) - Long Covid
  • Panel - Large Pension Funds' Perspective on Longevity Risk and its Management - with Guy Coughlan (USS), Holly Copley (BA Pension Fund) (chaired by Johnny Li).
13:00 - 14:00V I R T U A L   L  U N C H:   Sponsored by RGA
(Includes optional discussion session with Plenary 3 speakers) 
14:00 - 15:30

Parallel Session IV

15:30 - 16:00V I R T U A L   T  E  A    B  R  E  A  K :  sponsored by Canada Life Re
(Includes optional discussion session with Parallel IV speakers) 
16:00 - 17:45

Plenary Session 4 - The development of an exchange market for longevity risk: The time is now

  • Douglas Anderson (Club Vita) – Why capacity constraints in the insurance industry are leading to the introduction of an exchange market.
  • Avery Michaelson (Longitude Exchange) – The new Longevity Risk Marketplace
  • Steven Baxter (Club Vita) – What does hedge effectiveness mean and the importance of scenario analysis

Panel involving hedger, investor and regulator.


Closing Remarks

(Includes optional discussion session with Plenary 4 speakers, after Closing Remarks)