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All the latest information, news and research from the Club Vita team.

Explainers | Pandemic updates

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 30th September 2022

In this article we take a closer look at weekly deaths data in the UK for the first three quarters of the year. 2022 is shaping up to be another unusual year for UK mortality. By the end of September, total ‘excess’ deaths exceeded 20,000. However, deaths mentioning COVID-19 over this period were relatively low.

2 December 2022

General interest | VitaMins

VitaMins Health: Wearable technology - all dressed up but where will it go?

Availability of, and interest in, wearable technology is on the rise. However, is it having as positive an impact on our physical activity, our mental health, and our life expectancy as we hope?

17 November 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-10: Could summer be the new winter for UK mortality?

In this edition of Top Charts, Jill Gallagher looks at UK mortality observed throughout 2022 so far.

17 November 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-07: Women’s Sports and Life Expectancy

In this edition of Top Charts, to mark the climax of the 2022 UEFA European Women's Football Championship Erik Pickett and Nick Chadwick investigate whether there is any relationship between national average life expectancy and footballing ability

26 July 2022

Opinion & experiences | Behavioural economics blogs

Reactance – I won’t do what you tell me!

“Why don’t you just do as you’re told?” is a phrase I heard many times as a child. Perhaps I often had a strong aversion to the specific instructions I was given, or perhaps I really didn’t like being told what to do.

19 July 2022

General interest | VitaMins

VitaMins Health: Representative Concentration Pathways

As carbon emissions continue to grow, scientists are trying to understand the potential impacts of future climate change scenarios on health.

18 July 2022

Explainers | External publications

If Longevity Risk is an Asset Class, How Do We Make It More Tradeable?

Over the years, we have witnessed the successful commoditisation of several risks, including credit risk, interest rate risk and property catastrophe risk, opening up their trade to capital markets investors.

14 July 2022

Business updates | Press releases

Club Vita bolsters international pension team with three key appointments

Club Vita, an international leader in longevity data analytics, today announced several appointments to bolster their pension team across the globe.

13 July 2022

Explainers | Expert response

Latest census shows fewer older people than ONS population estimates - again!

The early results from the 2021 census are again showing significantly fewer older people than the ONS estimates, with around 9% fewer 90+ year old men than expected. What has happened to these people and why does it matter?

29 June 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-06: How have life expectancy and health adjusted life expectancy changed over time?

In this edition of Top Charts, Shantel Aris discusses life expectancy and health adjusted life expectancy (HALE) in Canada, the UK, and the US and how these have changed over time.

14 June 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-05: Retirement preparedness vs longevity pessimism

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett presents a second chart from our recent Longevity, lifestyle and retirement perception survey, 2022 showing the relationship between retirement preparedness and longevity pessimism in Canada, the UK and US.

25 May 2022

Opinion & experiences | Personal blogs

UK deaths now below pre-COVID levels: what’s the long-term COVID legacy for pensioner longevity?

In his latest blog, Douglas Anderson examines the cumulative standardised mortality rate of 2022 in comparison to the averages over the last decade.

11 May 2022

Research & technical | Research & technical notes

Lifestyle and Retirement Perception Survey 2022

In celebration of our consolidation, we surveyed 1,000 people in each of Canada, the UK and US about their health, life expectancy and retirement planning.

27 April 2022

General interest | VitaMins

VitaMins Health: Long COVID – in it for the long haul?

In 2020 we witnessed many evolving and changing concepts relating to COVID-19, one of which is the long-term suffering of symptoms of the disease known as post-COVID-19 syndrome, Long COVID or Long Haul COVID.

23 April 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-04: Longevity pessimism

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett presents a chart from our recent Longevity, lifestyle and retirement perception survey, 2022 showing the level of longevity pessimism in Canada, the UK and US.

22 April 2022

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Club Vita's Mega Trends

We invited the multi-talented Club Vita team to have a stab at some longevity futurology.

22 March 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-03: 2021 excess deaths

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett, Nick Chadwick and Shantel Aris look at excess deaths in 2021 in the UK, US and Canada compared to historical levels.

15 March 2022

Explainers | Expert response

The CMI_2021 Mortality Projections Model

In his latest blog, Conor O'Reilly examines the CMI 2021 Mortality Projections Model. Given the continued extreme mortality seen in 2021, the CMI have made a further refinement to their model to allow users to adjust the weight given to both 2020 and 2021 data.

11 March 2022

Business updates | Press releases

Club Vita and Longitude Exchange, the new digital longevity marketplace platform, announce new collaboration

Hamilton, Bermuda – March 3, 2022 – , an international leader in longevity analytics, and , the new digital marketplace for trading longevity and mortality risk, today announced their collaboration to improve the efficiency and transparency of the longevity risk transfer market.

3 March 2022

Business updates | Press releases

Club Vita restructures to satisfy growing international demand for longevity data services

Longevity data analytics company consolidates UK, US and Canadian operations in newly formed independent business

23 February 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-02: What does the W parameter in the CMI model actually do?

In this edition of Top Charts, Mark Sharkey examines the latest released parameter as part of the CMI mortality projections model

17 February 2022

Opinion & experiences | Personal blogs

Reasons to be cheerful: progress in preventing dementia since my dad’s day

"Inspired by the loss of my much-loved dad, some reflections on what we’ve learned in a generation. I’m now approaching the age at which my dad retired, but I am planning a different 7th decade." By Douglas Anderson

7 January 2022

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-04: Longevity as a proportion of total funding risk

In this edition of Top Charts, Alan Garbarino looks at what proportion longevity makes up of the total funding risk of pension schemes in the UK.

28 December 2021

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Mega Trend 12: Can nutritional awareness save us from the rise of fast food?

In her newest blog, Jacklyn Hopkins predicts that nutrition and diet will be recognised and embraced as one of the major drivers of future health and longevity.

7 December 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-11: Antibiotic use in meat production

In this edition of Top Charts, Erik Pickett looks at the levels of antibiotic use in meat production in different countries around the world.

30 November 2021

General interest | VitaMins

VitaMins Health: Antimicrobials – don’t take them for granted!

Did you know that World Antimicrobial Awareness Week takes place from Nov 18th -24th of this year? In accordance, we have our most recent release of VitaMins Health where we explore antimicrobial resistance and what it suggests for healthcare and life expectancy.

11 November 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-10: Differences in COVID-19 impact on pensioners in England, Scotland and Wales

In this edition of Top Charts, Mark Sharkey looks at the different impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mortality rates of DB pensioners in England, Scotland and Wales

8 November 2021

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Mega Trend 11+: COVID-19 is seen as a landmark moment in the evolution of life expectancy…and in the future, we end up living longer lives.

In his latest blog, James Maloney explores how the pandemic has been a watershed moment leading to an increase in life expectancy.

6 October 2021

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Mega Trend 11-: COVID-19 is seen as a landmark moment in the evolution of life expectancy…and in the future, we end up living shorter lives.

Daniel Reddy explores how the pandemic has impacted life expectancy by focusing on a decrease in life spans from both a short and long-term perspective.

6 October 2021

Explainers | External publications

The Long View

What consequences has the pandemic had for private sector DB pension schemes...

1 October 2021

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