Recent decades have seen significant changes in mortality and morbidity rates with a corresponding impact on the financial calculations carried out by pension plans and insurers. Alongside these developments we have seen greater focus in actuarial work on how to price and reserve for the corresponding liabilities, and rapid development of mathematical and statistical models to underpin this work.


Principal researcher: Professor Andrew Cairns
Lead institution: Heriot-Watt University
Other partners: Cass Business School, University of Southampton, Aarhus University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Amsterdam, Longevitas Ltd
Start date: 2016
End date: 2020
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ARC Webinar Series 2021 (Coming Soon)
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ARC Webiar Series 2018 

This webinar is about developing a new generation of mortality and morbidity models, with a specific focus on the drivers for mortality. A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages

ARC Webinar Series 2017
In this webinar, Professor Andrew Cairns introduces the research programme, presents a case study based on Danish Data and answers questions from the audience.
IFoA members can access the webinar and claim CPD by logging on to the IFoA's online learning resources. Non-members can view the webinar on You Tube. A selection of the questions posed by the audience have been answerd by Prof. Cairns and are available here.


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