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Mortality Research Steering Committee

The Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC) is a group of actuaries and professionals from other disciplines who aim to advance mortality research through interaction and collaboration.

Membership

  • Sacha Dhamani (Chair)
  • Steven Baxter
  • Matthew Edwards
  • Adrian Gallop
  • Tim Gordon
  • Charles King
  • Jamie Marshall
  • Daniel Ryan
  • Philip Simpson
  • George Streftaris
  • Richard Willets
  • Sarah Mathieson, Head of Research and Knowledge, IFoA
  • Ken Bogle, Research and Knowledge Assistant, IFoA (Committee Secretary).

The Mortality Research Steering Committee reports into the Research and Thought Leadership Publications Sub-Committee, and operates within a terms of reference.

MRSC's six research priorities

The MRSC has established six research priorities that it is focusing its efforts:

  1. Predicting future population mortality improvements
  2. Forecasting trends in morbidity
  3. Supporting he profession’s efforts to resolve the challenge of providing older age care
  4. Managing risk in products providing longevity protection
  5.  Tools and techniques for analysing portfolio experience
  6. Communication of complex risk behaviours in ways that are easy to understand

Find out more on the MRSC's research priorities.

MRSC stakeholder event

In October 2019, the MRSC held a stakeholder event. This included discussion of the MRSC’s six priority areas as well as discussion of alternative priorities. A summary of the discussions is available on the stakeholder event page.

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Contact Details

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of our funding for member-led research please contact the Research and Knowledge Team:

arc@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.