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Modelling longevity bonds: Analysing the Swiss Re Kortis bond

Hunt, A. and Blake, D. (2015). Modelling longevity bonds: Analysing the Swiss Re Kortis bond. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 63, pp. 12-29. doi: 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2015.03.017

Abstract

A key contribution to the development of the traded market for longevity risk was the issuance of the Kortis bond, the world's first longevity trend bond, by Swiss Re in 2010. We analyse the design of the Kortis bond, develop suitable mortality models to analyse its payoff and discuss the key risk factors for the bond. We also investigate how the design of the Kortis bond can be adapted and extended to further develop the market for longevity risk.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Mortality modelling, age/period/cohort models, general procedure, cointegration, cohort effects, Kortis bond
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Cass Business School > Finance
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/11958
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