UK – This week’s conference on longevity risk and capital market solutions at Cass Business School in London has been so popular that the organisers have had to set up an external video link.

The event is due to take place on Friday and Professor David Blake of Cass’s Pensions Institute says its popularity has “exceeded both expectation and venue capacity”.

He said it has been necessary for the team to take the “unprecedented” step of organising an overspill in the form of a video link to the main auditorium, located nearby.

He said: “Thus, to ensure the health and safety of our audience, we shall issue admission tickets to the main auditorium for the first 150 people who register at Cass on the morning of Friday 18 February.

“We regret the need to take this step but consider it important to forestall disappointment on the morning of the conference.”

The day-long event includes speakers from the Debt Management Office, the Government Actuaries Department, consulting firms, asset managers and academic institutions.

IPE aims to report on the event – if it can get in.