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ARC Webinar Series 2018

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The latest in ARC's popular webinar series, our 2018 webinars consist of four separate webinars covering the main research programmes (the recordings are eligible for CPD).

The webinars cover topics related to some of our major ongoing research projects, including the use of big health data, modelling, institutional decision making and more. 

Watch the ARC 2018 webinar series below. 


Use of Big Health and Actuarial Data for understanding Longevity and Morbidity Risks

17 September 2018

  • This webinar covers new statistical and actuarial methods in the use of Big Data, in the context of health and wider applications. 
  • Speakers: Professor Elena Kulinskaya (University of East Anglia) and Co-Investigator Nigel Wright (Aviva). 
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages. 
  • It was not possible to answer all of the questions submitted during the webinar. Find answers to these additional questions.

Find out more on the use of big health and actuarial data for understanding longevity and morbidity risks. 


Modelling, Measurement and Management of Longevity and Morbidity Risk

2 October 2018

  • This webinar is about developing a new generation of mortality and morbidity models, with a specific focus on the drivers for mortality.
  • Speakers: Dr Torsten Kleinow (Heriot- Watt University) and Dr George Streftaris (Heriot-Watt University). 
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages.
  • It was not possible to answer all of the questions submitted during the webinar. Find answers to these additional questions.

Find out more on modelling, measurement and management of longevity and morbidity risk.


Minimising Longevity and Investment Risk while Optimising Future Pension Plans

3 October 2018

  • This webinar covers the development of pension product designs that keep customers' needs at the forefront, with a real income in retirement that minimises costs for the customer. 
  • Speakers: Dr Catherine Donnelly (Heriot-Watt University)
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages.   

Find out more on minimising longevity and investment risk while optimising future pension plans. If you have a question for Dr Catherine Donnelly following this webinar please email arc@actuaries.org.uk


Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision Making

4 October 2018

  • This webinar explores the decision-making of institutional investors, in particular insurers and pension schemes, and the biases that may affect their investment decisions. 
  • Speakers: Professor Peter Ayton (City, University of London) and Dr Iain Clacher (University of Leeds)
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages.

Find out more on behavioural aspects of institutional investment decision making. If you have a question for Professor Ayton following this webinar please email arc@actuaries.org.uk

This webinar was sponsored by AON and Invesco.

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    Online
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    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.

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