Research and Resources news
The Actuarial Profession is inviting research proposals on the topic of the effects of 'limits to growth' on financial markets and consequential impacts on actuarial advice. Applications are invited by 12 August 2011.
The Actuarial Profession has launched Longevity Bulletin, a six-monthly overview of research into longevity trends. The first issue focuses on international forecasts of future longevity. Download now from the Thought Leadership/Mortality page.
The symposium is sponsored by the UK Mortality Research Steering Committee, the International Actuarial Association Mortality Working Group and our multidisciplinary partners. The identified themes are Socio-demographics, Individualised risk and The international dimension.
The online catalogue, which offers access to 40,000 actuarial books, research papers and articles, now has a 'simple search' and an 'advanced search' option.
The initial search page offers a ‘simple search’, where all the search terms that have been entered will be combined.
All catalogue records that contain all the terms you searched for - anywhere in the description - will be returned. This will give a wide range of results.
If you want to do a more specific search, please click on the link to the 'Advanced search', which will offer you more specific options to narrow down your search.
Here, you can search on specific fields (such as title, author or journal title) or a combination of fields.
The 'Advanced search' searches for the terms you enter as a phrase, unless you combine the terms with & (AND), / (OR) or ! (NOT).
Both the 'simple' and 'advanced' search will allow you to search on electronic documents, documents from the Actuarial Profession’s website, or journal articles only.
Please see http://actuaries.soutron.net/ for the new system. Help texts are provided for further information.
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Volume 14 Part 3 of British Actuarial Journal includes an account of the presentation of an Institute Finalison Medal to Andrew Smith, sessional meeting papers and abstracts of discussions on 'Enterprise risk management from the general insurance actuarial perspective' by M H Tripp, C Chan, S Haria, N Hilary, K Morgan, G C Orros, G R Perry and K Tsahir-Thompson and 'Do you really know the characteristics of your scheme's liabilities?' A discussion meeting held by the Institute of Actuaries. The volume concludes with an obituary of A Doreen Hart, former Editor of the British Actuarial Journal
We are undertaking a review of our research strategy and invite your input. See the Strategy page for more information.
The libraries still add texts to the historic collections on the origins and practice of actuarial science. A member’s generous donation recently helped buy the original portrait of actuary William Morgan. We have recently acquired William Leybourn’s Panarithmologia: a snapshot of insurance operating in Britain in 1693, the year that Edmund Halley produced his pioneering mortality table applied to value annuities. Life insurance then was limited. Sometimes cover was for payment of ransom if captured in travel!
The Actuarial Profession is commissioning research in the area of modelling and understanding heterogeneity in mortality and morbidity risk where this has an impact on areas of actuarial interest. The focus of the call is on pump-priming interdisciplinary university-based research with a clear line to how the results will be fed back to the Profession and/or lead to groundbreaking research.
The full application process is set out on the research pages of the Profession's website. Contact research manager Ruth Loseby at email@example.com for clarification or an informal chat. The closing date for detailed proposals is 17.00 BST on 31 August 2010.
Includes Guest Editorial 'Mathematics: curse or blessing' by H Schmidli and papers on 'Tax-efficient pension choices in the UK' by Paul Sweeting; 'Modelling income protection claim termination rates by cause of sickness' by S Y Ling, H R Waters and A D Wilkie; 'Calendar year effects, claims inflation and the chain-ladder technique' by D Brydon and R J Verrall. Also 'Papers from actuarial journals worldwide' and five book reviews. Go to contents page.