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News and insights

VitaMins Health: Sleep - Putting a number on slumber

17 June 2019

Health behaviors and levels of morbidity are key drivers for future mortality rates and can be thought of as key components of the “longevity pipeline”. The levels of health and morbidity in a population today will be stored up and reflected in how long people live in the future. In this edition of VitaMins Health we explore the subject of sleep.

Top Charts
Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts: Grieving widow effect

18 April 2019

In this edition Longevity Consultant Erik Pickett presents a chart exploring the so-called “grieving widow effect”.

News and insights
News and insights

Vitamins Health: Genetic testing – panacea or dystopia?

15 March 2019

Health behaviours and levels of morbidity are key drivers for future mortality rates and can be thought of as key components of the “longevity pipeline”. The levels of health and morbidity in a population today will be stored up and reflected in how long people live in the future. In this edition of VitaMins Health we explore the subject of genetic testing.

Blogs
Blogs

Lang mae yer lums reek: Resolutions for 2019

3 January 2019

Of course, New Year is a popular time for turning over a new leaf and setting some personal goals. Have you set any 2019 resolutions?

Top Charts
Top Charts

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

23 October 2018

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

Top Charts
Top Charts

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

14 September 2018

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

Top Charts
Top Charts

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

4 June 2018

In this edition UK Head of Longevity Modeling, 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.

Blogs
Blogs

The case for longevity "time zones"

16 April 2018

The evidence of diversity in life expectancy is overwhelming, and the uncertain timing of future medical breakthroughs increase demand for insurance. But, the resources required - risk capital and actuarial skills - are limited. So how do you meet demand in the most efficient way? Douglas Anderson, Founder of Club Vita discusses.

Top Charts
Top Charts

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

5 April 2018

In this edition Club Vita's UK 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 plans.

Blogs
Blogs

Lang may yer lums reek!

29 December 2017

Douglas Anderson takes a look at what uncertainty 2018 may hold.

News and insights
News and insights

VitaMins: Gaming the longevity lottery - the search for the causes of longevity variations

22 May 2017

Two recent pieces of research really move on our understanding, taking the lengthy investigation in an unexpected direction. Since the 1960s, public health research has suggested that differences in lifestyles (smoking, drinking, diet and exercise) explain much of the variation in postcode longevity. Of course, these statistics are merely saying that the habits of people living in certain areas are associated with low or high life expectancy, and don’t prove beyond reasonable doubt that the habits are necessarily causing the variation in life expectancy.

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