Analysing longevity during
a pandemic: practical guidance to navigate an uncertain journey


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has introduced more focus on mortality assumptions whilst creating significant uncertainty around longevity trends.

In our latest report we have considered both the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic to help trustees and sponsors set mortality assumptions.

We analyse recent trends in mortality and how they might affect defined benefit pension schemes, take a look at what might happen in the future and set out some practical actions you can take.

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What’s inside?

  • Understanding mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • What could the potential mortality legacy of Covid-19 be?
  • Repercussions of inequalities in life expectancies for State Pensions
  • Tailoring mortality projections to your scheme's circumstances
  • Are you considering longevity risk within your strategic journey plan?
A new era for longevity: Insights to tailor your journey

A new era for longevity: Insights to tailor your journey

Longevity report 2023

Our longevity report helps trustees and sponsors of DB schemes understand the challenges and opportunities faced, recent trends in mortality and their impact on pension schemes.

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How we can help

We provide individual and high quality actuarial advice, taking a collaborative approach between trustees, employer and advisers, to ensure a focus on good member outcomes.

We are market leaders at each stage of de-risking, including journey planning, investment strategy, transactional services and wind up.

We help sponsors of pension schemes understand and manage the costs and risks associated with supporting their current and legacy pension schemes as well as other employee benefits.

We help trustees understand and monitor the employer covenant.

We help you get your investment strategy right to ensure good member outcomes in your DB and DC schemes.

We provide a bespoke, high quality pensions administration service.

We help pension scheme trustees and sponsors to determine the ultimate destination for their scheme and help them put together a plan to get there, including how to effectively manage the risks they face along the way.

We help trustees achieve their strategic goals, with solution-led, appropriate advice.