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De-risking strategy: Longevity spread buy-in

D'Amato, V., di Lorenzo, E., Haberman, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-2269-9759, Sagoo, P. and Sibillo, M. (2018). De-risking strategy: Longevity spread buy-in. Insurance Mathematics and Economics, 79, pp. 124-136. doi: 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2018.01.004


The paper proposes a demographic de-risking strategy for a pension provider, to deal with the future uncertainty in longevity over a long time horizon. The innovative idea of a longevity spread buy-in is presented. The formulae for calculating the buy-in premium are proposed in the case of pension plans. The proposal directly impacts the pension provider’s risk management systems and hence can be an important part of the overall approach to risk management. The numerical results, developed under specified stochastic hypotheses for the dynamics of the underlying financial and demographic processes, show how the proposal of the paper can be practically implemented.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( nd/4.0/)
Publisher Keywords: Buy-in, De-risking strategy, Longevity risk, Actuarial valuations, Survival functions
Departments: Bayes Business School > Actuarial Science & Insurance
Date available in CRO: 24 Apr 2018 12:30
Date deposited: 24 April 2018
Date of acceptance: 10 January 2018
Date of first online publication: 31 January 2018
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