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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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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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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.

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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: 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.

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Top Charts International – COVID-19 compared to other leading causes of death

30 October 2020

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett examines how the numbers of COVID-19 deaths compare to other leading causes of death in the UK, US and Canada.

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Top Charts International – How harsh are the winters in Canada, the UK and the US?

17 December 2019

In this edition of Top Charts International, Richard Brown, Erik Pickett and Daniel Reddy discuss whether more people die in the winter than in the summer.

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Top Charts International – World records, 100m sprint vs life expectancy

23 July 2021

Inspired by the start of the Tokyo Olympic games, in this edition of Top Charts Nick Chadwick and Erik Pickett compare the progression of world records for the 100m sprint and for life expectancy at birth.

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Top Charts US – COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths

16 November 2020

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett looks at the relationship between case numbers, hospitalization rates and deaths caused by COVID-19.

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Top Charts US – Excess deaths in the US: 2020 compared to history

22 February 2021

In this edition of Top Charts, Chuyi Yang looks at excess deaths in the US and compares the extreme experience in 2020 to previous years back to 1933.

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Top Charts

Top Charts US – Life expectancy doesn’t tell the whole story

28 August 2020

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett explains why there's more than meets the eye when it comes to life expectancy.

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Top Charts

Top Charts US – Longevity trends in US Defined Benefit pension plans

19 August 2021

In this edition of Top Charts Chuyi Yang looks at the difference in recent mortality improvements between the US population and Defined Benefit pension participants.

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Top Charts

Top Charts US – US 2020 cumulative deaths

15 May 2020

In this edition of Top Charts, Dan Reddy discusses the effect COVID-19 is having on 2020 cumulative deaths.

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Top Charts

Top Charts US – Widening inequality in life expectancy in the US

26 May 2021

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett, looks at the implications of recent Society of Actuaries research into the widening of life expectancy inequality in the US. 

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Top Charts

Top Charts US: Mortality inequality in the US

15 October 2019

In this edition of Top Charts US, Erik Pickett presents a chart exploring the mortality gap between rich and poor.

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Top Charts US: US cancer improvements

24 February 2020

In this edition of Top Charts US, Erik Pickett asks whether cancer mortality has been improving in the US in recent years?

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