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Is life expectancy due to nature or nurture?

18 September 2019

Erik Pickett, CPO Club Vita US talks to Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group, about whether lifespan is due to nature or nurture.

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Is longevity just a problem for actuaries?

11 September 2019

Is longevity risk just a problem for actuaries? Dan Reddy, CEO Club Vita US explores this question with Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group.

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What can we learn about the US?

4 September 2019

In this video Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group, asks Ian Edelist, CEO Club Vita Canada about what Club Vita can learn about the US from their experiences in the UK and Canada.

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Have we reached the limit of life expectancy?

28 August 2019

Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group, and Erik Pickett, Chief Product Officer Club Vita US, discuss whether we have reached the upper limit of lifespans in the USA.

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Is longevity really a risk in the United States?

21 August 2019

In this video Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group, talks to Club Vita US’s CEO, Dan Reddy, to find out if longevity really is a risk in the USA?

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What is Club Vita?

14 August 2019

In the first video of our series Douglas Anderson, Founder of Club Vita is interviewed by Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group, to find out 'What is Club Vita?'.

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News and insights

Zooming in on ZIP codes

7 August 2019

How long retirees live is a key assumption when valuing pension promises. There is ever stronger evidence of variation in lifespan across US society. Given that differences in life expectancy are recognized to be largely driven by lifestyle rather than genetic make-up, how can plan sponsors tailor their longevity assumptions to reflect the characteristics of their participants?

Press Release
Press Release

Club Vita unveils new model for predicting life expectancy on ZIP+ Codes

7 August 2019

Club Vita unveils new model for predicting life expectancy based on ZIP+4 codes, modernizing longevity risk management techniques for U.S. Pension Plans

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Press Release

Mercer and Club Vita Collaborate to Enhance Longevity Risk Management in US Pension Industry

10 July 2019

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and Club Vita, an international leader specializing in longevity analytics, today announced that Mercer is the first consulting firm to offer Club Vita’s longevity risk reporting to its clients in the United States, effective immediately.

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Press Release

Club Vita brings its big data longevity service to U.S., appoints Dan Reddy as U.S. CEO

25 June 2019

Club Vita, a provider of longevity risk data, today announced its plans to expand to the United States. A team of British, Canadian and American actuaries and data scientists is collaborating to deliver Club Vita’s novel longevity data analytics service to American pension plans and insurers.

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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”.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Blogs
Blogs

Opposites attract: the seduction of the life insurer and the pension fund

14 February 2017

Pension funds have unusually long time-horizons. Their promises can be 20, 30, 50, even 80 years or more. They’re in the until-death-us-do-part business.

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