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Pass-through longevity swap completed

Prudential Insurance Company of America’s (PICA) international reinsurance business last month closed an innovative longevity swap with a UK pension scheme using a UK-regulated insurer, Zurich Assurance, as intermediary. The transaction - which transfers longevity risk associated with £6bn of pensioner liabilities - features a limited recourse structure, whereby the longevity and default risks can be passed through the insurer.

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