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The Rising Challenge of Measuring and Managing Longevity Risk
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Aug. 25, 2014
"There is no doubt that over the past century life spans have increased — a trend that has accelerated in recent decades. But when it comes to planning for retirement income security, budgeting economic resources or even creating shareholder value in public companies, expanding life expectancy is wreaking havoc on balance sheets and heightening financial risk for governments and individuals alike.... In actuarial terms the new SOA data means pension fund sponsors and individuals will need to set aside an additional 5 to 6 percent in assets, before factoring in inflation. People are just coming to grips with this now[.]"

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