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L&G Re launch world’s first blockchain reinsurance platform

  • Publish Date: Posted about 5 years ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

Legal & General Reinsurance (L&G Re) have announced the launch of ‘estua-re’, the first pension risk transfer (PRT) execution platform driven by blockchain technology.

The platform is a single ecosystem capable of driving every stage of the PRT reinsurance value chain including pricing, claims handling, financial reporting and collateral, utilising data dynamically stored on the blockchain. It is designed to replace multiple processes and systems traditionally used to support each function, with the added security of blockchain technology.

The L&G Re team developed estua-re using Amazon Web Services (AWS), chosen due to their innovative products and services for blockchain technology.

Amazon Managed Blockchain, ensures that Legal & General are able to quickly set up and easily manage their Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network. With Amazon Managed Blockchain, multiple parties can transact with each other without needing an intermediary and all members maintain a copy of the ledger database, providing greater transparency.

Thomas Olunloyo, CEO of Legal & General Reinsurance said: “‘estua-re’ is the result of market leading innovation led by the L&G Re team and an exciting milestone in the deployment of blockchain in the long term reinsurance space. Using AWS we have been able to create a solution that addresses not only the greater speeds at which risks are transacted but also drives transparency and security in an increasingly interconnected market. We believe that blockchain is uniquely suited to the long term nature of annuities business as it allows data and transactions to be signed, recorded and maintained in a permanent and secure nature over the lifetime of these contracts, which can span over 50 years”

Rahul Pathak, general manager, Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS said: “It’s exciting to see how customers like Legal & General Reinsurance are using Amazon Managed Blockchain to create innovative products that allow multiple parties to work together in a trusted way, enabling them to simplify and speed up their systems and processes. With Amazon Managed Blockchain, Legal & General Reinsurance can focus on building new business applications that enrich the experience for their customers and transform their business instead of dealing with the challenges of keeping a blockchain network up and running, all while taking advantage of the security and scalability the service offers.”