Rapid changes in life expectancy will continue to drive the bond market
Any increase in pension fund liabilities means that companies will need to increase pension fund assets, and long dated bonds are the best assets to match with long term liabilities. The total supply of gilts maturing in at least 25 years is only £74bn, and this huge demand/supply imbalance should continue to support long dated bonds.
You might like to also take a look at Jim’s recent article Longevity starts to worry the actuaries.
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