Ageing & Longevity

Issues #3+8

Demographics are a notoriously difficult field in which to make projections. Apparently small changes can make a big difference two or three decades later. The major influence on demographics in modern industrial societies is behaviour and medical progress. The insurance industry needs to pay careful attention to trends and breakthroughs in the medical sector which have an influence on morbidity and mortality.

The Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue monitors the broad issue of ageing and longevity on a continual basis as one of the key factors within our global risk landscape.