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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

New longevity index

Credit Suisse First Boston has launched a new index of longevity for the US population apparently intended to facilitate the trading and hedging of longevity risk. The index is published annually. Actuarial consulting firm Milliman is acting as calculation agent for Credit Suisse in the creation and development of this index. More at: www.csfb.com/institutional/fixed_income/longevity_index.shtml