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Equity Release Mortgages

The expansion of insurers investing in the Equity Release Mortgages (ERM), and the asset’s long term use to back annuity portfolios, brings ERM into scope of the “matching adjustment” of Solvency II.

Key objectives:

  1. To assist the Life Board and Life Research Committee to identify and promote new research on this current hot topic
  2. Preparation for any future consultation responses in relation to ERMs
  3. A review of the consequences for the IFoA from the variation in valuations placed on ERMs, often through actuarial assumptions on common economic factors
  4. To present at IFoA Conferences such as Life Conferences and regional societies (see presentation at the Life Conference 2017)
  5. To produce a final report on actuarial practice in respect of (3) and a separate research paper on approaches to valuation of the no negative equity guarantee and how current actuarial practice could evolve.

Equity Release Working Party Terms of Reference - February 2020 

Current activity

The ERM WP is currently inviting participants to submit model outputs for the purpose of analysing the long-term property risk associated with equity release mortgage assets. The ERM WP would welcome responses from both industry and academia in the UK and also international modelling perspectives. Deadline to submit responses is 30 November. Please see further details.


Chair: Craig Turnbull from November 2019, Thomas Kenny from 2016 to November 2019.
Membership: 14
Established: 2016

Contact Details

If you want more information about this research working party please contact the Communities Team.

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    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

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    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

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    133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
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    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.


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