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

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 22-08: Insulation of US DB pension plans from COVID-19

In this edition of Top Charts, Carmen Gatta takes a look at relative mortality in a large geographically concentrated pension plan in the US and compares it to the state-wide picture for excess mortality.

15 August 2022

Opinion & experiences | Behavioral 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

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

Research & technical | Research & technical notes

Lifestyle and Retirement Perception Survey 2022

Club Vita’s Longevity, Lifestyle and Retirement Perception Survey 2022

27 April 2022

General interest | VitaMins

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

Even 12 months after the start of the pandemic, professionals are having difficulty defining and explaining what exactly Long COVID is, and what it could mean for future health for many people.

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

Research & technical | Research & technical notes

2021 US VitaCurves v2 technical papers

Technical papers on modeling techniques and underlying data to accompany the release of version 2 of our 2021 US VitaCurves model. This new release introduces pension form as a new variable into the US VitaCurves model.

24 March 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

General interest | Pandemic updates

VitaMins: How different states have experienced COVID-19 so far (data up to Dec 31, 2021)

This is an update of our analysis of state-level excess mortality data up to the end of 2021 (data available as at March 7, 2022). COVID-19 continued to contribute to significant excess mortality through 2021, with the number of COVID-19 deaths in the US now over 950,000.

9 March 2022

Business updates | Press releases

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

“Any market needs an agreed unit of measurement for it to function – and the longevity market is no different.” - Avery Michaelson, Founder of Longitude Exchange

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

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

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 recognized 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

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

Business updates | Press releases

NISA to Offer Club Vita’s Longevity Analytics to Strengthen Clients’ Risk Management Strategies

Access to Club Vita’s proprietary data-driven analytics will enable NISA’s clients to integrate longevity risk into their pension risk management framework.

5 October 2021

Opinion & experiences | Behavioral economics blogs

The Negativity effect – how many wrongs make a right?

In Erik Pickett's latest blog, he explores the negativity effect - do you have a stronger emotional reaction to negative events than to positive events? Are you trying to avoid negative experiences? How many positive events do you need to lessen the strength of your negative emotional responses?

30 September 2021

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Mega trend 10: The democratization of longevity

In our tenth mega trend blog, Shantel explores the concept of “democratization of longevity” and how we can make longevity or “long life” accessible to everyone.

22 September 2021

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Mega Trend 9: 30 really is the new 20 (for some people – determining who they are will become crucial for pension plans and insurers)

In our ninth mega trend blog, Nikiya examines the concepts of biological vs chronological age and how measuring age differently could impact mortality assumptions for pension plans or insurers.

16 September 2021

General interest | VitaMins

VitaMins Health: mRNA technology – a silver spike-protein lining?

In the latest release of VitaMins Health we examine breakthroughs in mRNA technologies due to COVID-19 and what this suggests for life expectancy.

14 September 2021

Opinion & experiences | Mega Trends

Mega Trend 8: Big data grows up – from open banking, to open insurance, to open health

In our eight mega trend blog, our Canadian colleague Saeed Ahmadi explores big data - from open banking, to open insurance to open health.

30 August 2021

Research & technical | Research & technical notes

2021 US VitaCurves technical papers

Technical papers on modeling techniques and underlying data to accompany the 2021 release of our US VitaCurves model.

24 August 2021

General interest | Top charts

Top Charts 21-08: Longevity trends in US Defined Benefit pension plans

In this edition of Top Charts Chuyi Yang looks at the difference in recent mortality improvements between the US population and Defined Benefit pension participants.

19 August 2021

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