Annuity Markets by Edmund Cannon, Ian Tonks

By Edmund Cannon, Ian Tonks

The Pension difficulty issues the altering demographic profile of extra aged and less youth within the economic climate. knowing and tackling this drawing close trouble is a key activity for public coverage. An annuity protects someone from outliving their reductions, and is important to pensions coverage. This e-book examines the different sorts of annuities to be had, how those annuities are priced, the background of annuities, how annuities markets functionality: how they paintings, and are they effective. It presents a global comparability of annuity markets, and examines fresh advancements in annuity markets.

Governments world wide are moving their pension regulations clear of pay-as-you-go platforms in the direction of person discounts schemes. those rate reductions have to be switched over right into a pension at retirement, and annuity markets supply this functionality. This e-book is a accomplished learn of annuity markets. The ebook starts off by way of outlining the context of public coverage in the direction of pensions coverage. It then explains the differing kinds of annuities on hand, targeting the USA and united kingdom, and the way those annuities are priced, analyzing pricing and booking tools from an actuarial standpoint and in addition describing mortality size. the subsequent chapters describe the historical past of annuities, and the event of annuity markets in nations except the united kingdom and US. The ebook then outlines the idea in the back of annuites, and explains how annuities insure shoppers opposed to durability hazards. the subsequent bankruptcy describes how annuities markets functionality: how they paintings, and whether or not they are effective, top onto a dialogue of the annuity puzzle. The publication concludes by way of discussing fresh advancements in annuity markets.

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Where the purpose of an annuity is to provide an income stream for immediate consumption (which is true in nearly all cases), such infrequent payments would obviously be inappropriate. 3. Discrimination on grounds of gender is legal in annuity markets in the United Kingdom and the USA (although this is not true in all countries). The most recent EU Directive on equal opportunities also allows discrimination on actuarial grounds (European Commission 2004). Discrimination on grounds of race is not practised, although it is likely that blacks in the USA could gain better annuity rates, since their life expectancy is shorter.

1, the insurance company AXA is offering to pay a monthly pension of £557 per month to a 65-year-old man, in exchange for a initial payment (the premium) of £100,000. 3 Since there are 12 monthly payments in a year, the annual income generated from these AXA annuities is £6,684 and £6,216, respectively. 22 per cent, higher than the interest rate on a typical conventional savings account of less than 5 per cent. This differential arises because the savings account would preserve the capital, whereas the annuity runs down the capital.

Uk/tables. a 65-year-old man buying an annuity from AXA, we can contrast the monthly payments that he would receive of £557 for an annuity without a guarantee and £555 for an annuity with a five-year guarantee period. The monthly payment is slightly less for the guarantee period to take account of the fact that the first five years’ payments will definitely be paid: however, since the probability of a 65-year-old man dying before the age of 70 is quite small, there is only a small premium in forgoing these payments in the event of death.

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