ARC Directors oversee the academic quality of the research programmes and fulfil an important ambassadorial role in connecting with the international research community. There are currently two ARC Directors:
ARC Director: Professor Andrew Cairns
Professor Andrew Cairns has a global reputation for research, for which he has won numerous awards, and has held a number of senior positions in his university department. He is Professor of Financial Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1993 and is an active volunteer within the UK and international actuarial professions. Since 1996 he has been an editor of ASTIN Bulletin - the Journal of the International Actuarial Association, and has been editor-in-chief since 2005. His research interests concern valuation and risk management of long term insurance and pensions business, and he is a leading international expert on the modelling, measurement and management of longevity risk. Andrew has been the Director of the original ARC since 2012 and now takes on the expanded ARC Director role.
ARC Associate Director: Professor Steven Haberman
Professor Steven Haberman is Professor of Actuarial Science at Cass Business School, City University London, where he has held a number of senior leadership positions, including the role of Dean until 2015. Through his work at Cass Business School, he has worked to build bridges between academic research and industry, and has successfully led a number of collaborative and impactful projects with industry. He has served on the Council of the Institute of Actuaries and was an inaugural member of the Financial Reporting Council’s Board for Actuarial Standards. Steven has co-authored 5 books. He has done research on a range of subjects, including longevity and mortality dynamics, pensions modelling and premium setting, and has published papers in leading international journals. He was a founding editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Royal Statistical Society and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
The RTLB ensures that the IFoA learned society and thought leadership objectives are being delivered and remain appropriate. The RTLB oversees coverage, dissemination, quality and funding of research and thought leadership activity, including activities delivered through the ARC.
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