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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.

Press Release
Press Release

Segal to offer Club Vita’s longevity service to plan sponsors

6 May 2020

Club Vita, the international leader in longevity analytics, today announced an agreement with Segal, a leading employee benefits consulting firm. The relationship will bring Club Vita’s longevity risk reporting to Segal, whose clients include multi-employer trust funds, public sector plan sponsors, and corporate and not-for-profit employers.

Blogs
Blogs

The myside bias –why is it so hard to change our minds?

30 April 2020

The myside bias –why is it so hard to change our minds?

Blogs
Blogs

VitaMins: Socioeconomic effects of COVID-19

6 April 2020

The number of Google searches for the word unprecedented has recently spiked to unprecedented levels. And for good reason; the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything in living memory - and it is not affecting everybody in the same way.

Blogs
Blogs

Exponential growth and an appreciation for the logarithm

26 March 2020

Erik Pickett discusses exponential growth in his latest blog.

News and insights
News and insights

Club Vita’s business response to the COVID-19 pandemic

16 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most serious health emergencies of modern times. We recognize that COVID-19 is affecting the physical, mental and financial well-being of many, particularly workers in the healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. While you will have more important issues arising from COVID-19, I write to let you know how Club Vita is adjusting its working practices to meet the challenge, particularly our implementation of “social distancing” to help protect the most vulnerable in our society.

News and insights
News and insights

VitaMins Health: Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin

3 March 2020

Dietary sources of Vitamin D are limited, with around 90% of our usual intake coming from sunlight. Does our current lifestyle and diet through the winter months provide us with sufficient resources for a long and healthy life? In this edition of VitaMins Health we focus on Vitamin D and whether action is required to combat deficiency.

Top Charts
Top Charts

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?

Blogs
Blogs

Doing the Cupid Shuffle

5 February 2020

Douglas Anderson discusses running, resolutions and the preventive benefits of healthy habits.

Top Charts
Top Charts

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.

Blogs
Blogs

The availability heuristic - forefront of your mind, forefront of your opinion

12 December 2019

Erik Pickett discusses the availability heuristic in his latest blog.

Blogs
Blogs

The Journey so far...

6 December 2019

The last 6 months have been a great ride as we have been starting up Club Vita in the US. As I’ve traveled more, the less difficult it is and the more fun it has become to try to fill a day meeting as many new people as possible to spread the word of our new US longevity model.

Blogs
Blogs

The outcome bias: the adversary of insurance

23 October 2019

In this blog, Erik Pickett discusses a cognitive bias known as the outcome bias.

News and insights
News and insights

VitaMins: A tale of two Springfields

18 October 2019

Springfield, Virginia and Springfield, Missouri share the same name, but they don’t share much else. In this edition of VitaMins, we explore the differences using Club Vita's US longevity map.

Top Charts
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.

News and insights
News and insights

VitaMins Health: Getting clued up on flu

3 October 2019

Every year significantly more people die during the winter months than at other times of the year, and recently we have seen huge variability in ‘excess winter deaths’, potentially impacted by the severity of the flu. In this issue of VitaMins Health, we explore the subject of flu.

Blogs
Blogs

In praise of maps

3 October 2019

Club Vita Founder, Douglas Anderson, explains how maps are a way of exploring the connections between past sociology and longevity outcomes.

Video
Video

What is Club Vita?

3 October 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?'.

Video
Video

Is longevity really a risk in the United States?

25 September 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?

Video
Video

Have we reached the limit of life expectancy?

18 September 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.

Video
Video

What can we learn about the US?

11 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.

Video
Video

Is longevity just a problem for actuaries?

4 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.

Video
Video

Is life expectancy due to nature or nurture?

28 August 2019

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

Video
Video

Are annuities the only way to de-risk longevity?

21 August 2019

Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group, talks to Douglas Anderson, Founder of Club Vita, about a longevity insurance product popular in the UK for hedging longevity risk while retaining investment freedom, called a longevity swap.

Video
Video

Why longevity?

14 August 2019

Mike Kreps, Groom Law Group asks the Club Vita US team how and why they got into longevity risk.

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

Press Release
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.

Press Release
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.

News and insights
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.

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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